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Timberwolves (1-4) 92, Thunder (5-1) 112

Russell Westbrook shot 80% from three (4-5) against a Timberwolves team struggling to find their identity as the Oklahoma City Thunder made it two from two since their loss to Kevin Durant and Golden State.

The point guard had 28 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Victor Oladipo chimed in with 12 points while Steven Adams had 14 and Enes Kanter had 20 with 10 rebounds.

Karl-Anthony Towns dropped 33 while Shabazz Muhammad ended the game with 15, but the Timberwolves were let down by poor shooting across the board. Andrew Wiggins (23%), Zach LaVine (17%) and Kris Dunn (25%) were all culprits.

Cavaliers (6-0) 102, Sixers (0-5) 101

Gerald Henderson missed the chance to give the Sixers a memorable victory against the unbeaten champions.

The Cavs were trailing late but LeBron James came up with the goods as he finished with 25 points - passing Hakeem Olajuwon for 10th on the all-time list - 8 rebounds and 14 assists.

Joel Embiid showed us once again what he can do, dropping 22 points (4-4 3pt), pulling down six rebounds and blocking 4 shots - including one on LeBron.

Wizards (1-4) 86, Magic (3-3) 88

Markieff Morris missed a game-winning shot at the buzzer after Nikola Vucevic missed two free throws to ice the game for the Orlando Magic.

!8 points from Jeff Green, 12 from Evan Fournier and 11 from Serge Ibaka, plus 9 points and 12 rebounds from Bismack Biyombo were enough to see Orlando over the line, just.

Without John Wall, who was resting, Morris had a team-high 18 points. Bradley Beal had 15. Otto Porter Jr. had a double-double (10p/13r).

Nuggets (2-3) 86, Pistons (4-2) 103

Andre Drummond was back to his devastating best as the Detroit Pistons took their win percentage to .667 after six games.

Having been dominated by Brook Lopez earlier in the week, the All-Star posted 19 points and 20 rebounds on 60% shooting. Marcus Morris and Jon Leuer both dropped 15 points apiece.

Denver shot a 33% field goal percentage as a collective. Wilson Chandler top scored with 21 while Danilo Gallinari (16) and Jusuf Nurkic (10p/12r) also reached double digits.

Bulls (3-3) 94, Pacers (3-3) 111

Jeff Teague finally showed his true ability for the Pacers as Dwyane Wade's shooting deserted him.

The former Atlanta point guard had 21 points (64% FG%) and dished out 6 assists. Paul George had a strong night (13p/7r/3a/2s) as did CJ Miles (20p/4r).

Wade shot just 11% (1-9 FG) for his 4 points, Jimmy Butler and Bobby Portis both had 16. Isaiah Canaan, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott managed 1-7 from three as a trio.

Rockets (3-3) 97, Hawks (4-2) 112

Dwight Howard came up big against his former team as 'Superman' continues his and his franchise's strong start to the new campaign.

Howard ended proceedings with his obligatory double-double (20p/14r) after also providing 3 assists, stealing the ball once, blocking 2 shots and shooting 80% from the field. Paul Millsap (23p/11r) also had a double-double.

For all of Houston's issues this season, James Harden has had a stunning start. He left Atlanta after putting up 30 points, 9 rebounds, 12 assists and 3 steals. Clint Capella had a double-double (12p/10r) in support.

Kings (2-5) 91, Bucks (4-2) 117

Giannis Antetokounmpo had another huge night for the Bucks as they overcame the DeMarcus Cousins led Sacramento Kings.

The Greek Freak had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals and a block as Mirza Teletovic led Milwaukee in scoring with 22. Jabari Parker dropped 19 and pulled down 6 boards.

Cousins was ineffective on the glass as he managed just 4 rebounds. He did drop 15 points and block 2 shots. Garrett Temple top scored for Sac with 19.

Clippers (5-1) 116, Spurs (5-2) 92

The Clippers have bounced back from their home loss to OKC with consecutive wins, and condemned the Spurs to their second home defeat.

It was the Blake Griffin show at the AT&T Center as he dropped 28 points (13-19 FG). Cris Paul had a near triple-double night (9p/8r/10a) while Jamal Crawford (16p) and Marrese Speights (15p/8r) made valuable contributions off the bench.

Kawhi Leonard struggled to get any sort of rhythm going (23% FG%) on his 14 points as LaMarcus Aldridge led the team in scoring (19). Kyle Anderson failed to register a point.

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