New York @ Charlotte
Former Knick legend, Patrick Ewing, took charge of the Bobcats for the night while coach Clifford was in hospital but he wasn’t able to get a win over his former team as NY won 101-91. Bargnani chipped in 25 points in a rare start for the Knicks, while Melo posted a game-high 28 points.
Toronto @ Indiana
The Pacers continued their unbeaten start to the season, beating the Raptors 91-84. Behind Paul George’s LeBron-esque line of 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists, the Pacers pulled away in the third period to push them to 6-0 this year. Rudy Gay had 30 points in defeat.
Boston @ Orlando
The Magic’s recent run of good form came to an end with the Celtics winning on the road 91-89. Orlando’s rookie, Victor Oladipo, had a shot at winning the game but couldn’t sink the three, compounding his difficult 3-of-12 shooting night. The Celtics had a balanced scoring input with six players in double-digits.
Mo Harkless cares not for your Boston defence
Jeff Green dunks all over Jason Maxiell
Cleveland @ Philadelphia
The Sixers got that winning feeling back into their season as they beat the visiting Cavs, 94-79. The 76ers got 18 points off the bench from Wroten while Evan Turner had 22 points. Waiters led the Cavs with 18 points.
Andrew Bynum hearing the boos from the Sixers crowd
Brooklyn @ Washington
Jason Kidd is not finding his first head coaching gig as easy he would have hoped, as he witnessed his star studded team going down to the Wizards, 112-108 in overtime. Nene’s tip-in to tie the game at the end of regulation gave the Wizards a boost heading into OT and behind Bradley Beal’s 29 points, the home team got the win. Lopez had 23 points in the loss.
Nene takes it to OT
Oklahoma @ Detroit
The Thunder have picked up this season where they left off last year as they continue to roll out the wins, beating the Pistons on the road, 119-110. Kevin Durant’s 37 points, eight rebounds and seven dimes led the Thunder who won their fourth game of the season. Greg Monroe had 10 offensive rebounds in a 15 rebound performance to go along with his 20 points. The last time the Pistons beat the Thunder was back when Allen Iverson was playing in Detroit.
Utah @ Chicago
If the Bulls were going to get a win somewhere, smart money was on it being against the struggling Jazz, which the duly did by winning 97-73. The Bulls’ opening first quarter set the tone for the game, leading by 12 after one quarter on the way to only their second win of the season. Luol Deng was one assist shy of a triple-double, scoring 19 points, grabbing 11 boards and dishing out nine dimes, along with five steals in the victory. Derrick Rose was 3-of-8 from the field for 12 points.
Dallas @ Minnesota
The Timberwolves got the home win over the Mavericks, 116-108. Kevin Love’s monster night of 32 points, 15 rebounds and five assists helped the T-Wolves grab their fourth victory of the season, while Kevin Martin continues to feel comfortable in ‘Sota, going for 32 points. Monta Ellis finished with a team-high 23 points for the Mavs.
Beautiful feed from Rubio
Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans
After the high of beating Houston, the Lakers felt the low of losing to the Pelicans on their second night of a back-to-back, 96-85. Anthony Davis had a career-high 32 points along with 12 boards and Jrue Holiday had 13 points and 13 assists in the Pelican’s third win of the year.
Holiday’s handle is nice
Golden State @ San Antonio
In what was a repeat of last season’s Western Conference semi-final match-up, the Spurs gained the victory, 76-74. Both teams had a chance to claim the win late in the fourth but multiple misses from either side meant that Tony Parker’s field goal with 3:13 remaining in the fourth was enough to see the Spurs move to 5-1. With Steph Curry sitting out to recover from an ankle tweak, Toney Douglas stepped up with 21 points for Golden State.
Denver @ Phoenix
The Suns stopped the good feelings in Denver after the Nuggets first win of the season, beating them 114-103. Ty Lawson’s game-high 29 points weren’t enough for Denver, as Phoenix received 28 points from Markieff Morris and double-digit points from a further four Suns.
Sacramento @ Portland
The Trailblazers made light work of the visiting Kings, brushing them off 104-91. Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for 42 points to combat DeMarcus Cousins’ 35 points as the Blazers received contributions from every corner in the win. Freeland had four points, four boards and two blocks as he returned to action.