There were just four matches, but no shortage of action in the NBA yesterday, with the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves both recording blow out victories on the road.
The Spurs won the Western Conference last season and finished runners-up in the NBA finals to the Miami Heat, with the franchise from Texas continuing their good form this season - they lead the way in the west and demolished the New York Knicks 120-89 yesterday.
The Knicks defence continues to struggle without the presence of Tyson Chandler, with a quality Spurs side able to silence the Madison Square Garden crowd.
Danny Green shot 24 and recorded a career-high 10 rebounds, with Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker scoring 18 and 17 respectively.
The return of J. R. Smith after a five game suspension did little to help as head coach Mike Woodson labelled the defeat 'embarrassing'.
The Timberwolves also managed a big victory away from home as they defeated a struggling LA Lakers 113-90.
Minnesota had lost their previous 22 to the Lakers but ended that awful run thanks to high scoring contributions from Kevin Martin (27), Kevin Love (25) and a triple-double from point guard Ricky Rubio as the side from Los Angeles continue to miss star man Kobe Bryant through injury.
A thrilling match saw Oklahoma City Thunder edge Washington Wizards 106-105 after overtime at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, with league top-scorer Kevin Durant adding another 33 to his total.
Bradley Beal managed a game high 34 for the Wizards as the match finished 96-96 in normal time, whilst in overtime John Wall missed the final shot which would have seen the Wizards claim the victory in a tense finale.
The exciting game also saw Russell Westbrook and Nenê both ejected after two clashes with each other both resulted in technical fouls apiece, with the duo now likely to receive at least a hefty fine.
Finally, Phoenix continued their impressive start to the season with a 101-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Suns are unbeaten at home this season, with Eric Bledsoe scoring a game high 24 points to keep his side top of the Pacific division.
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