There were three games involving Australian and New Zealand players.
Andrew Bogut and the Dallas Mavericks traveled to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. In Bogut’s second game back, the Mavericks had a good win, 101-89.
Joe Ingles and the Utah Jazz hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and beating them 100-83.
Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder traveled to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. In a game where Russell Westbrook was ejected for arguing, the Thunder were given a basketball lesson 114-80
In his second game back, Bogut had a lot more playing time. He renewed his rivalry with ex Cavalier, Timofey Mozgov. Bogut, one of the best defensive centers in the NBA, outplayed Mozgov.
In 21 minutes Bogut scored two points on 1-of-2 shooting. He collected seven rebounds and had two assists. His rim protection was in evidence, having one of the only three blocks in the game.
Ingles was allowed to return to his role, deep on the bench with the return of George Hill and the increased playing time of Rodney Hood. He still played 16 minutes, scoring three points of 1-of-4 shooting, going 1-of-2 from deep.
Ingles also had one rebound and one assist in another dominant game by the Jazz.
Adams had a shocking shooting game. He relies heavily on Russell Westbrook to help create a lot of his offense. When Westbrook was ejected for arguing with an official, Adams was not able to create the offense required for the Thunder.
Adams played 27 minutes and scored six points on 1-of-9 shooting. He even struggled from the line going 4-of-8.
Adams did collect a game high 15 rebounds including eight on the offensive end of the court. He also had two assists and two blocks in a game that the franchise would like to forget.