· The 2022-23 seasons tipped off with a doubleheader Tuesday night.

·  First up, the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in an early clash of Eastern Conference contenders.

· The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown,

· Who scored 35 points each in the 126-117 win.

· Out West, the defending champion Golden State Warriors

· Received their rings after winning their fourth title in the past eight seasons.

· Looking to spoil the celebration was the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James,

· Who began the season needing 1,326 points to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's career scoring leader?

· James scored 31 in the Lakers' 123-109 loss at Golden State, moving him to 1,295 shy of the record.

· It's been a while since I heard the song that became the unofficial anthem of the Warriors during their five straight Finals appearances from 2015 to 2019.

· As Stephen Curry alluded during the Warriors' championship ring ceremony Tuesday night, the two seasons in between the Warriors' Finals appearances were long.