Spencer Dinwiddie fired for a team-high 34 factors to steer the Washington Wizards to an additional time win over the Indiana Pacers whereas Kevin Durant delivered 29 factors because the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Philadelphia 76ers.
Friday night time’s NBA scores
- Indiana Pacers 134-135 Washington Wizards (OT)
- Charlotte Hornets 123-112 Cleveland Cavaliers
- New York Knicks 121-96 Orlando Magic
- Toronto Raptors 115-83 Boston Celtics
- New Orleans Pelicans 112-128 Chicago Bulls
- Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 91-124 Houston Rockets
- Brooklyn Nets 114-109 Philadelphia 76ers
- San Antonio Spurs 96-102 Denver Nuggets
- Phoenix Suns 115-105 Los Angeles Lakers
- Utah Jazz 110-101 Sacramento Kings
Indiana Pacers 134-135 Washington Wizards (OT)
Spencer Dinwiddie scored eight of his team-high 34 factors within the ultimate 2:17 of regulation to power additional time, and the Washington Wizards went on an 11-2 run within the additional body to energy previous the Indiana Pacers 135-134.
Washington gave up the primary six factors in additional time, however whittled away on the deficit to arrange what finally gave the Wizards the lead for good. Davis Bertans hit a three-pointer off considered one of Dinwiddie’s 9 assists with 35.2 seconds remaining, breaking a 131-131 tie.
Bertans was considered one of three Wizards to attain in double-figures coming off the bench with 17 factors. Raul Neto scored 18 factors, and Montrezl Harrell added 14 factors and 7 rebounds.
Two of Harrell’s factors got here on a two-handed dunk after a strong put up transfer. It jump-started Washington, who went virtually three minutes into the additional time with no area aim earlier than the basket.
Charlotte Hornets 123-112 Cleveland Cavaliers
Miles Bridges scored 30 factors and the Charlotte Hornets used a dominating stretch at first of the fourth quarter to run away with a 123-112 victory in opposition to the host Cleveland Cavaliers.
Kelly Oubre Jr scored 10 of his 25 factors within the first quarter off the bench for the Hornets, who’ve opened the season with consecutive wins.
Charlotte’s Gordon Hayward supplied 18 factors, LaMelo Ball had 17 factors and Cody Martin added 10 factors. Guard Terry Rozier, who missed the opener as a consequence of an ankle damage, was within the beginning line-up for the Hornets and contributed six factors and two assists. Mason Plumlee grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Hornets started the fourth quarter on a 10-2 surge, with Bridges and Hayward draining three-pointers to cap the spree that took lower than two minutes and resulted in a Cleveland timeout. The Cavaliers dedicated two turnovers throughout that stretch.
The momentum continued with Charlotte posting the subsequent 9 factors. The Cavaliers’ solely factors within the first 4:25 of the fourth quarter got here on an Evan Mobley dunk, permitting the Hornets to construct a 109-91 lead.
Collin Sexton’s 33 factors led the Cavaliers, who had been taking part in their dwelling opener. Ricky Rubio had 15 factors and 10 assists, and Mobley and Lauri Markkanen every had 13 factors.
New York Knicks 121-96 Orlando Magic
Evan Fournier scored 18 factors in opposition to his former group and sank 4 of New York’s 24 three-pointers because the Knicks spoiled the Orlando Magic’s dwelling opener.
Orlando misplaced their dwelling opener for the primary time because the 2016-17 season, and the Magic have but to succeed in the win column via two video games beneath new head coach Jamahl Mosley. They’ve dropped their first two video games by a mixed 51 factors.
The Knicks took management within the first half, constructing a 30-point half-time lead. New York shot 11-for-24 from three-point vary within the first half as Walker hit three triples within the recreation’s opening 5 minutes.
Orlando regrouped within the third quarter and rallied inside 73-57 on Cole Anthony’s three-pointer from the left wing, however Fournier answered with a triple and the Knicks ultimately carried an 86-64 lead into the fourth quarter.
Toronto Raptors 115-83 Boston Celtics
Scottie Barnes scored 25 factors and grabbed 13 rebounds in his second NBA recreation, Gary Trent Jr added 20 factors and the Toronto Raptors spoiled the house opener of the Boston Celtics with a 115-83 win.
Barnes shot 11-for-17 from the sphere in 35 minutes. Valuable Achiuwa added 15 factors and 15 boards, OG Anunoby scored 14, Chris Boucher had 11 and VanVleet completed with 11 factors and 9 assists for the Raptors, who’ve begun the season with out star Pascal Siakam as he recovers from low season shoulder surgical procedure.
Al Horford had 11 factors, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks in his season debut after being reacquired by the Celtics in an low season commerce with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder
Toronto led 51-47 at half-time and used a giant third quarter to drag away, outscoring the hosts 32-17. Horford’s jumper at 10:08 of the fourth introduced Boston inside 15 factors, however the Celtics obtained no nearer.
New Orleans Pelicans 112-128 Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine scored 32 factors and Lonzo Ball had a triple-double in opposition to his former group, because the Chicago Bulls routed the New Orleans Pelicans.
Ball had 17 factors, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan added 26 factors and Nikola Vucevic and Javonte Inexperienced scored 10 factors every. Chicago by no means trailed and led the remainder of the best way after breaking from an 8-8 tie.
Brandon Ingram scored 26, Devonte’ Graham had 21, Jonas Valancuinas added 18 and Nickeil Alexander-Walker 15 for the Pelicans. Ingram added eight rebounds and eight assists.
Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 91-124 Houston Rockets
Christian Wooden poured in 31 factors and Eric Gordon scored 22 factors off the bench because the Houston Rockets delivered a 124-91 wire-to-wire victory of their dwelling opener in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
Wooden shot 13-for-19 whereas grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking three pictures. He was instrumental in what was a dominant efficiency on the inside by the Rockets, who outscored the Thunder 58-34 on factors within the paint.
Wooden additionally drilled 4 of six three-point makes an attempt as Houston thrived on three-pointers as properly, ending 17 of 38.
Gordon hit 4 of six behind the arc, whereas Kevin Porter Jr chipped in 18 factors, 4 treys and 10 assists.
Gordon, Porter and Jae’Sean Tate (16 factors, 14 rebounds) all hit three-pointers throughout a 28-12 surge down the stretch of the primary half that enabled the Rockets to safe a 27-point lead with lower than a minute left.
Brooklyn Nets 114-109 Philadelphia 76ers
Kevin Durant had 29 factors, 15 rebounds and 12 assists to elevate the Brooklyn Nets previous the host Philadelphia 76ers 114-109 on Friday. It was Durant’s thirteenth profession triple-double within the common season.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 factors, James Harden added 20 and Joe Harris had 14 for the Nets. Patty Mills contributed 11. The Nets had been lacking Kyrie Irving, who stays sidelined whereas he refuses to take a COVID-19 vaccine.
Tobias Harris and Seth Curry scored 23 factors apiece and Joel Embiid added 19 for the Sixers. Tyrese Maxey scored 15, Furkan Korkmaz had 10 and Andre Drummond swept 10 rebounds.
The Sixers performed with out Shake Milton (ankle) and Ben Simmons, who shall be out indefinitely after telling the group he is not mentally able to play.
Brooklyn crept inside 108-106 with 2:02 left when Mills hit a driving layup. Aldridge then propelled the Nets to a 109-108 benefit, their first lead, with a three-point play with 48.2 seconds left.
Tobias Harris missed a floater within the lane and Aldridge then hit two free throws for a 13-0 run and a 111-108 lead.
Durant made a pair of free throws within the waning seconds to seal the win. The Sixers scored only one level within the ultimate 5:33.
San Antonio Spurs 96-102 Denver Nuggets
Nikola Jokic had 32 factors and 16 rebounds whereas Monte Morris scored 13 factors because the host Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-96.
Will Barton scored 12 factors and JaMychal Inexperienced had 10 factors off the bench for Denver, who gained their dwelling opener.
Keldon Johnson led San Antonio with 27 factors. Derrick White added 16 and Jakob Poeltl and Dejounte Murray scored 15 factors every for the Spurs.
The Nuggets led by 11 after Inexperienced’s dunk opened the fourth quarter, however San Antonio chipped away. Johnson hit two jumpers and Poeltl had a dunk and a layup to drag the Spurs inside 83-78.
After a timeout, Denver had two empty possessions whereas White hit two free throws and Poeltl made one other layup to make it a one-point recreation. San Antonio missed a three-pointer that will have given them the lead and Facu Campazzo broke the Nuggets’ drought with a layup. That began an 11-3 run capped by Michael Porter Jr’s three-pointer with 4:05 left.
Jokic’s 13-foot turnaround jumper with 1:32 left made it 100-93, however White answered with a three-pointer to get the Spurs inside 4. Morris hit a jumper that sealed it.
Phoenix Suns 115-105 Los Angeles Lakers
A historic night time for Chris Paul was marred by two incidents, one an altercation between Lakers team-mates Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, throughout the visiting Phoenix Suns’ 115-105 conquer Los Angeles.
Paul led the Phoenix bounce-back effort with 23 factors and a game-high 14 assists.
His most important tally got here on a free throw within the second quarter, that not solely produced the 20,000th level of his profession, but additionally made him the primary in NBA historical past to realize each that milestone and 10,000 assists.
Paul grew to become the forty seventh participant to succeed in 20,000 factors. He ranks fifth all-time in assists.
Because the Suns had been en path to a 57-44 half-time benefit, Davis confronted Howard on the Lakers’ bench throughout a Phoenix timeout, a couple of minutes after the veteran had dedicated a tough foul on Paul and mishandled an alley-oop move.
Howard did not again down and was almost pushed via the bench as followers within the dear first row scattered.
After getting 9 minutes of taking part in time within the first two intervals, Howard solely left the bench within the second half to function a cheerleader.
In a recreation that additionally featured 5 technical fouls, Rajon Rondo had a run-in with a fan within the third quarter, when the Lakers guard was pointing on the man following a smooth drink having been thrown or spilled on the sidelines. The person slapped Rondo’s hand away, then was rapidly escorted away by safety guards.
Utah Jazz 110-101 Sacramento Kings
Donovan Mitchell scored 27 factors and Rudy Gobert recorded 17 factors and 20 rebounds because the Utah Jazz produced a 110-101 victory over the host Sacramento Kings.
Mike Conley additionally scored 17 factors because the Jazz defeated the Kings for the 14th time prior to now 16 conferences. Jordan Clarkson tallied 15 factors and Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 as Utah gained their second straight to start out the season.
Gobert has collected at the very least 20 rebounds in each video games. He had 21 on Wednesday in Utah’s season-opening win over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
Harrison Barnes registered 25 factors and 14 rebounds and Buddy Hield scored 24 factors off the bench for the Kings. Tyrese Haliburton had 15 factors and De’Aaron Fox contributed 12 factors and 5 steals.
Hield made six three-pointers to develop into the franchise’s all-time chief with 1,076. He surpassed Peja Stojakovic, who made 1,070 in eight seasons from 1998-2006.
Bogdanovic made the tie-breaking basket and Gobert added 4 factors throughout a 6-0 run that noticed Utah take a 101-95 lead with 3:12 left. Fox scored to deliver Sacramento inside 4 with 1:32 left earlier than Gobert’s three-point play made it a seven-point margin with one minute left.
Bogdanovic buried a three-pointer to place Utah up 107-97 with 40.7 seconds left, and the Jazz closed it out.