Spurs 92, Cavs 90
Tim Duncan scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as San Antonio
held on for a victory when Cleveland forward LeBron James turned the
ball over in the final seconds.
The Cavaliers were without any timeouts after guard Manu Ginobili
split two free throws with 9.1 seconds left.
James grabbed the rebound and sprinted up the floor but lost the
ball after he went behind his back trying to get past Ginobili.
The Spurs came up with the loose ball with 1.9 seconds left, and
Ginobili ran out the clock. James finished with 15 points, six
rebounds and nine assists.
Bucks 122, Nets 118 (3OT)
Forward Khris Middleton connected on two big jumpers in the third
overtime to help Milwaukee outlast Brooklyn.
Rookie forward Jabari Parker scored 23 points and guard O.J. Mayo
added 21 off the bench for the Bucks, who gave Milwaukee coach Jason
Kidd a win in his first game against his former team.
Center Brook Lopez paced the Nets with 26 points. Guard Bojan
Bogdanovic added 19 for Brooklyn, who lost their fifth consecutive
Pacers 88, Hornets 86
Solomon Hill's tip-in of a Rodney Stuckey miss at the buzzer gave
Indiana a victory over Charlotte.
After a Hornets miss with 18 seconds to play, the Pacers called a
timeout, setting up a play in which Stuckey tried to win it, but
Hill's offensive rebound provided the game-winner.
Suns 88, Pistons 86
Eric Bledsoe made the go-ahead layup and scored a team-high 18
points as Phoenix escaped with a win over Detroit.
Phoenix gave up nine unanswered points in the final two minutes to
squander an eight-point lead before shooting guard Bledsoe's basket
with 28.7 seconds left.
Reserve forward P.J. Tucker had 16 points while guards Gerald Green
and Goran Dragic added 12 apiece for the Suns.
Celtics 101, 76ers 90
Brandon Bass scored 23 points off the bench as Boston snapped a
three-game losing streak by beating winless Philadelphia.
Forward Jared Sullinger added 22 points, 11 coming in the last 5:55,
for Boston. He also had nine rebounds.
Guard Tony Wroten had 21 points to lead Philadelphia (0-11).
It is the team's worst start since the 76ers lost their first 15
games in 1972-73. They went 9-73 that season, the worst full-season
record in the NBA.
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Clippers 114, Magic 90
Reserve guard Jamal Crawford scored 22 points as Los Angeles
overwhelmed Orlando, leading from start to finish.
Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin scored 20 points and point guard
Chris Paul added 16 points and nine assists. Center DeAndre Jordan
had a team-high 11 rebounds.
Mavericks 105, Wizards 102
Guard Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half as
Dallas handed Washington their first home loss of the season.
Forward Brandan Wright and guard J.J. Barea both scored 14 points
for the Mavericks. Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki had an injury scare
but finished the game and scored 13 points.
Bradley Beal, the Wizards' leading scorer in the playoffs last
season, scored 21 points in 26 minutes in his season debut.
Beal underwent left wrist surgery on Oct. 12 after sustaining an
injury against the Hornets during Washington's third pre-season
Raptors 96, Grizzlies 92
Kyle Lowry scored 18 points, including two field goals down the
stretch, and added seven assists as Toronto defeated undermanned
Lowry broke a 92-92 tie with a layup with about 90 seconds left in
The Grizzlies got the ball after a miss by guard DeMar DeRozan, but
forward Zach Randolph missed his shot and Lowry hit a fadeaway
jumper with 8.9 seconds left to stretch the lead to four.
The Grizzlies were without five players, including starting guard
Courtney Lee and forward Tony Allen, who were stricken by a stomach
Timberwolves 115, Knicks 99
Kevin Martin scored 37 points and tied a career high with seven
three-pointers to lead Minnesota to a win over New York.
The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Wolves, who
played their first game at home following a five-game, 18-day road
(Editing by Cameron French)
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