One game into the 2021-22 NBA season, and things are not going as planned for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James and the new-look Lake Show hosted Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night with the Dubs earning a 121-114 W. L.A.’s biggest offseason addition, Russell Westbrook, struggled mightily, leading LeBron to offer him some postgame advice. « I told Russ to go home and watch a comedy, » James said. « Do something that can put a smile on his face. He’s so hard on himself. I told him, ‘Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s one game.' »
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. Westbrook’s Lakers debut may have been a dud, but there has been no shortage of opening-night fireworks over the years. Throughout NBA history, a player has scored 40 or more points in his team’s opening game on 37 occasions. So with that in mind, how many of the 37 can you name in five minutes?