Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Hansbrough poured in 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors in a 115-91 rout of the winless Utah Jazz on Saturday at Air Canada Centre. DeMar DeRozan donated 18 points, Jonas Valanciunas followed with 14 points, and Rudy Gay added 11 points to help the Raptors halt a three-game skid. Gordon Hayward paced Utah with 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Derrick Favors registered 17 points and seven boards for the Jazz, who are off to their worst start (0-7) since dropping the first 11 games of their inaugural 1974-75 campaign in New Orleans.
Final Score: Atlanta 104, Orlando 94
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Teague had 19 points with 13 assists, while Paul Millsap added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks held off the Orlando Magic, 104-94, at Philips Arena. In a game of runs, Atlanta used an 10-0 spurt in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to capture its second home win in as many tries. Arron Afflalo had a game-high 21 points for the Magic in the loss. With 3:50 left in the game, Afflalo hit a 3- pointer to put the Magic ahead by one, 88-87. Atlanta pulled away after that when Al Horford scored back-to-back buckets and Kyle Korver hit a transition three from the wing. Teague capped the run with a driving layup, then hit a pull-up jumper in the lane that pushed the lead back to double-digits at 99-89 with 1:16 left.
Final Score: Indiana 96, Brooklyn 91
Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George poured in a game-high 24 points to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Brooklyn Nets, 96-91, at Barclays Center. David West added 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists, while Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson finished with 15 points apiece for the Pacers, who have won a franchise-best seven straight games to open the season. The Pacers started the 1970-71 season 7-0 when the franchise was still in the ABA. Deron Williams had 17 points and 10 assists and Joe Johnson poured in 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Final Score: Boston 111, Miami 110
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green made Dwyane Wade pay for a mistake that cost the Miami Heat a victory. Wade had a chance to seal the outcome at the foul line and the Heat on top of the Celtics by two with 0.6 seconds remaining. After bricking the first attempt, Wade missed the rim entirely trying to intentionally miss the second. The violation gave the ball back to Boston at midcourt, and Gerald Wallace sent a cross-court pass to Green in the right corner. Green got the shot off just in time and sank it with a hand in his face to stun the American Airlines Arena crowd and send Boston to a surprising 111-110 victory. Green finished with 24 points, while Avery Bradley and Jordan Crawford chipped in 17 and 15 points, respectively, in Boston's third straight win following an 0-4 start to the season. LeBron James scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and added 10 assists and eight rebounds in the setback. Chris Bosh added 20 points and seven boards and Wade had an otherwise productive game with 18 points.
Final Score: LA Clippers 107, Houston 94
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored 14 of his 22 points after intermission and the Los Angeles Clippers overwhelmed the Houston Rockets in the second half to rally for a 107-94 victory at the Toyota Center. The Clippers outscored the Rockets by a 40-18 margin to turn a 12-point third- quarter deficit into a 95-85 lead with 3:45 left to play, then held on the rest of the way to notch their second win against Houston in five days. Los Angeles posted a 137-118 triumph over the Rockets at the Staples Center on Monday, prior to dropping the first two tests of a three-game road trip. JJ Redick also finished with 22 points and DeAndre Jordan racked up 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul contributed 14 points and 13 assists to the triumph. Houston, which shot just 36.1 percent after halftime and dropped its second straight at home, was paced by Chandler Parsons' 23 points and eight rebounds. Dwight Howard amassed 21 points and eight boards in the loss, with Patrick Beverley talling 19 points for the Rockets.
Final Score: Memphis 108, Golden State 90
Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Zach Randolph led six Memphis players in double figures with 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Grizzlies' 108-90 rout of the Golden State Warriors. Mike Conley added 20 points and Marc Gasol finished with 18 for the Grizzlies, who had dropped two of their last three entering the game. Mike Miller chipped in 15 points off the bench after going 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Stephen Curry scored a team- high 22 points and Andre Iguodala added 19 points for the Warriors, who have dropped two straight.
Final Score: Milwaukee 91, Dallas 83
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Monta Ellis had 18 points with five assists to help the Dallas Mavericks to a 91-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. O.J. Mayo had a game-high 28 points for Milwaukee in the loss. Playing their former teams, Ellis and Mayo squared off late in the fourth quarter to intensify the rivalry with fans at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. With Dallas holding a 81-76 lead late in the fourth quarter, Mayo hit a 3- pointer to pull the Bucks with two, their slimmest margin since they held a four-point lead in the first quarter. Ellis then answered 18 seconds later with a jumper to extend the lead back to a two-possession game. Following a Caron Butler miss, Mayo gathered the offensive rebound and made the layup to pull within two with 2:47 left. That is as close as Milwaukee would get as Samuel Dalembert made a layup and Dirk Nowitzki hit a jumper to lengthen the Mavs lead 87-81.
Final Score: Cleveland 127, Philadelphia 125 (2-OT)
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyrie Irving netted a season-best 39 points, including the go-ahead layup with 0.6 seconds remaining, to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 127-125 double-overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers, After rookie Michael Carter-Williams' step-back 3-pointer from the left wing knotted the contest with 11.3 seconds left, Irving finally made a last-second shot. He missed potential game-winning attempts at the end of regulation and first overtime before getting one more chance. He took the inbounds pass, eluded a 76ers double team at the top of the key, drove past Carter-Williams with the left-handed dribble along the left wing and converted the lefty lay-in. Carter-Williams threw the ensuing inbounds out of bounds following a Philadelphia timeout. Thaddeus Young's layup with 5.5 ticks evened the tilt in regulation and Evan Turner's right baseline drive with 8.7 seconds to go in the first extra frame sent the contest into double overtime.
Final Score: Portland 96, Sacramento 85
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored a team-high 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to guide the Portland Trail Blazers to a 96-85 win over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. Wesley Matthews added 21 points while Nicolas Batum and Robin Lopez chipped in with 12 points apiece for the Trail Blazers, winners in four of their last five games. Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard was held to just four points on 1-of-15 shooting, snapping his streak of five straight games with at least three 3-pointers made. DeMarcus Cousins scored a team- high 33 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Kings, who have dropped five straight since beating the Denver Nuggets on opening night.