And early into the first quarter of action, Houston and LA are both shooting lights-out.
Earlier this evening on TNT, the Boston Celtics ruined the big three's debut with Miami by destroying the Heat 88-80.
In Miami's season-opening loss, LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade netted 13 points, and Chris Bosh contributed with eight points.
Leading the way for Boston was Ray Allen with 20 points while Rajon Rondo lit up the stat sheet with 17 dimes.
Also scoring in double-figures for the Celtics were Paul Pierce (19 PTS), Glen Davis (13 PTS), and Kevin Garnett (10 PTS).
Garnett also notched another NBA double-double by pulling down 10 boards in Boston's victory over Miami.
In his Boston debut, meanwhile, Shaquille O'Neal played a tad over 19 minutes: scoring nine points, grabbing seven rebounds, and blocking one shot.http://bleacherreport.com/