NBA capsules and gallery
The Associated PressFirst published Nov 03 2013 09:46AM
76ERS 107, BULLS 104
PHILADELPHIA • Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 26 points and 10 assists and Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers continued their stunning start to the season, beating the Chicago Bulls 107-104 on Saturday night.
Pegged to be one of the league’s worst teams, the Sixers (3-0) have opened the season with wins over Chicago, Washington and two-time defending champion Miami.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Luol Deng had 20 points.
Still dealing with neck soreness, Derrick Rose finished with 13 points and six assists for Chicago.
After trailing by 18 points in the second half, the Sixers took a 100-99 lead with 3:29 left when Carter-Williams picked up a loose ball and calmly laid it in. It was the Sixers’ first lead since 11-10.
PACERS 89, CAVALIERS 74
INDIANAPOLIS • Paul George and Lance Stephenson combined for 43 points and Indiana remained unbeaten.
Stephenson scored 22 points, including 10 in a 14-4 run midway through the fourth quarter that gave the Pacers a 79-61 lead with 7:46 to play.
George, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and scored all the points in a key third-quarter run for Indiana (3-0).
Dion Waiters scored 17 points, Kyrie Irving had 15 and Anderson Varejao 14 for Cleveland (1-2), which dropped both ends of a two-night road trip after beginning the season with a homecourt win.
Stephenson began the final surge by hitting a 3-pointer from the left side, scored on a layup, drove the lane, then finished the run by knocking down a 28-footer from the left side.
PELICANS 105, BOBCATS 84
NEW ORLEANS • Anthony Davis had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead New Orleans to its first win since changing its nickname to Pelicans.
Tyreke Evans added 15 points, Jrue Holiday had 14 and Brian Roberts 13 for New Orleans (1-2), which made the name change from Hornets in the offseason.
Ramon Sessions had 22 points and Kemba Walker added 14 for Charlotte (1-2).
The Pelicans set a franchise record with 18 blocked shots, including a career-high six by Davis. Jason Smith tied a career high with five blocks.
MAVERICKS 111, GRIZZLIES 99
DALLAS • Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points to lead Dallas’ balanced offense in a 111-99 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Shawn Marion had a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Mavericks, while Monta Ellis had 18 points. Jose Calderon broke out of a shooting slump with 15 points, Samuel Dalembert didn’t miss a shot in scoring 14 and Vince Carter added 11 in a reserve role.
Zach Randolph had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Memphis.
Calderon had made just 1 of 15 shots from the field in the first two games. Last season’s NBA leader in 3-point percentage had been 1 for 8 from beyond the arc before going 3 for 7.
Dallas missed its first seven shots before Nowitzki banked in a 3-pointer 2:20 into the game. The Mavericks went on a 13-0 run over 2 ½ minutes to take a 16-6 lead they never lost.
RAPTORS 97, BUCKS 90
MILWAUKEE • Rudy Gay had 18 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozen added 17 points, and Toronto spoiled Milwaukee’s home opener.
After losing a 12-point lead, DeRozen helped Toronto hold on down the stretch. His step-back jumper put the Raptors back up 89-85 with 4 minutes left.
Then after missing two free throws, DeRozen was fouled again after corralling the rebound, making both this time with 2:09 left for a five-point lead.
O.J. Mayo had 16 points off the bench for the Bucks, including a 3 that tied the game at 85 with 5:53 left.
The Raptors controlled the paint early and outrebounded the Bucks 60-38.
TRAIL BLAZERS 115, SPURS 105
PORTLAND, Ore. • Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as Portland won its fifth straight home opener.
Damian Lillard had 25 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 24 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by as many as 13 points.
Duncan sat out the Spurs’ 91-85 win Friday night against the Lakers after bruising his chest in Wednesday’s season-opening victory over Memphis. He had 24 points in the first loss this season for the Western Conference champions.
WARRIORS 98, KINGS 87
OAKLAND, Calif. • Klay Thompson scored 27 points, Stephen Curry had five 3-pointers among his 22 points, and Golden State limited Sacramento to 34.5 percent shooting from the field.
After combining for 46 points on 17-of-26 shooting from the field through three quarters, Golden State’s backcourt duo mostly watched from the bench in the final period while Warriors reserves finished off the lopsided victory.
David Lee had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Warriors, who shot 51.3 percent from the field. Curry added a game-high 12 assists.
Rookie Ben McLemore led the Kings with a career-high 19 points, while Travis Outlaw had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Jason Thompson had 12 points and 10 rebounds.