Wizards Hold Off Hawks
(Washington, DC) — The Hawks made a late rally but the Wizards held them off to escape with a 95-92 win in DC. Bradley Beal scored a team-high 28 points in the win. Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 15 rebounds, and John Wall added 21 points and 10 boards in Washington’s first win. Dwight Howard and Dennis Schroeder each scored 20 for the Hawks, who fell to 3-and-2. Each team shot just under 39-percent from the field for the game.
Raptors Run Past Heat
(Toronto, Ontario) — DeMar DeRozan piled up 34 points as the Raptors ran past the Heat 96-87 in Toronto. DeRozan set a franchise record with his fifth straight 30-point game as Toronto improved to 4-and-1. Terrence Ross added 20 points for the Raptors. Hassan Whiteside posted his fifth double-double in five games with 21 points and 16 boards for Miami. The Heat fell to 2-and-3.
Walker, Hornets Edge Nets
(Brooklyn, NY) — Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points as the Hornets edged the Nets, 99-95, at the Barclays Center. Nicolas Batum added 18 points and nine rebounds. Charlotte improved to 4-and-1 on the year. Brooklyn’s Sean Kilpatrick scored a team-high 19 points. Brook Lopez added 18 points as the Nets dropped to 2-and-4 on the season.
Rose, Noah Key Knicks Past Wade, Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — A 10-0 run to start the fourth quarter allowed the Knicks to pull away in a 117-104 win over the Bulls in Chicago. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah helped take down their former team, with Rose posting 15 points and 11 assists and Noah adding 16 points and nine boards. Kristaps Porzingis led New York with 27 points, and Carmelo Anthony added 25 for the 2-and-3 Knicks. Dwyane Wade racked up 35 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago, which dropped to 3-and-2. Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points in the loss.
Leonard, Spurs Down Jazz
(Salt Lake City, UT) — Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Spurs past the Jazz, 100-86, in Salt Lake City. LaMarcus Aldridge added 19 points as San Antonio improved to 5-and-1 and avenged its only loss of the season. Guard Tony Parker sat out due to soreness in his right knee. Rodney Hood led the Jazz with 18 points. Gordon Hayward remains out because of a broken finger. Utah dropped to 3-and-3 with the loss.
Clippers Drop Grizzlies
(Memphis, TN) — Chris Paul scored 27 points and dished out 11 assists to pace the Clippers past the Grizzlies, 99-88, at the FedEx Forum. Blake Griffin added 14 points and 10 rebounds. LA improved to 4-and-1 with the win. Mike Conley led Memphis with 10 assists and a game-high 30 points. Marc Gasol added 21 points and nine boards. The Grizzlies dropped to 3-and-3 on the year.
Suns Stun Pelicans In Overtime
(New Orleans, LA) — T.J. Warren dunked home the go-ahead basket with seven seconds left as the Suns stunned the Pelicans, 112-111, in overtime from New Orleans. Devin Booker scored 38 points, and Phoenix earned its second-straight overtime win. Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 18 rebounds as the Suns improved to 2-and-4. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks. New Orleans is still seeking its first win of the season as it dropped to 0-and-6.
Lillard, Trail Blazers Down Mavericks
(Dallas, TX) — Damian Lillard scored 42 points to lead the Trail Blazers past the Mavericks, 105-95, at the American Airlines Center. Al-Farouq Aminu added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Portland evened its record at 3-and-3 with the win. J.J. Barea led Dallas with 23 points. Harrison Barnes added a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Mavericks remains winless on the season at 0-and-5.
Lakers Crush Warriors
(Los Angeles, CA) — The baby Lakers looked liked seasoned veterans as they crushed the Warriors, 117-97, in Los Angeles. Julius Randle posted 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Lou Williams added 20 points for the 3-and-3 Lakers. LA never trailed and is still unbeaten at the Staples Center this season. Stephen Curry’s NBA-record of 157 straight games with a three-pointer is over. The reigning MVP finished with 13 points for Golden State. Kevin Durant scored a team-high 27 points as the Warriors fell to 4-and-2.
Ducks Blitz Coyotes
(Anaheim, CA) — The Ducks used a three-goal first period to blitz the Coyotes, 5-1, at the Honda Center. Richard Rakell finished with two goals and an assist. The Ducks had 21 shots on goal in the first period and John Gibson made 21 saves on the night for Anaheim. The Ducks have alternated wins and losses for the past seven games. Jamie McGinn scored the lone goal for the Coyotes. Arizona is now 4-7-and-0 on the year.
Blue Jackets Score Historic Win Over Canadiens
(Columbus, OH) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are still scoring goals after destroying the Montreal Canadiens, 10-0, on Friday night. Alexander Wennberg finished with four assists for Columbus, which shattered the franchise record for goals in a game. Josh Anderson and Nick Foligno each had two goals and an assist for the Blue Jackets, who improved to 5-3-and-1. The Habs’ backup goalie, Al Montoya, gave up all ten goals but made 30 saves in defeat. Montreal’s first regulation loss leaves the team at 9-1-and-1, still the NHL’s top record.