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SIXERS (0-3) 94; RAPTORS (2-0) 128

DeMar DeRozan (30/3/3) led Toronto in scoring as they secured their biggest ever win over Philadelphia. Big man Serge Ibaka (21/5/2) and Kyle Lowry (17/5/5) also made valuable contributions to the victory. 

Rookie Ben Simmons (18/10/8) recorded his third straight double-double but was once again unable to prevent a defeat for the 76ers who were without Joel Embiid as he isn't cleared to play back-to-backs. 

MAGIC (2-1) 114; CAVALIERS (2-1) 93

Nikola Vucevic (23/7/5) had a game-high as Orlando pulled out a shock win in Cleveland. Jonathan Simmons (19/4/1) had a huge game off the bench and D.J. Augustin (12/4/10) posted a double-double in the impressive showing.

LeBron James (22/4/2) was the leading scorer for a lacklustre Cavs team who never recovered from a big first-quarter deficit. Iman Shumpert (21/7/2) and Kevin Love (19/9/2) were the only other home players in double figures.

MAVERICKS (0-3) 91; ROCKETS (3-0) 107

James Harden (29/3/7) inspired Houston to a first home win of the campaign. Eric Gordon (18/1/2) stepped up big offensively again in the absence of Chris Paul. Clint Capela (13/10/2) put up a double-double and Nene (14/2/0) was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field. 

Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors

Yogi Ferrell (19/3/6) and J.J. Barea (19/5/3) had team-highs for Dallas. Veteran Dirk Nowitzki (2/5/1) had a night to forget after making just one field goal.

PACERS (1-2) 108; HEAT (1-1) 112

Goran Dragic (23/5/3) put in a strong offensive performance to lead Miami as he shot an efficient 9-of-12 from the floor. Dion Waiters (19/1/2) and James Johnson (14/4/8) also made significant contributions to the win. 

Despite a big night from Victor Oladipo (28/4/5), Indiana was unable to prevent a second straight loss. Another former Oklahoma City Thunder player Domantas Sabonis (18/12/2) added a double-double. 

PISTONS (2-1) 111; KNICKS (0-2) 107

Detroit overcame a 21-point deficit to come away with a victory at Madison Square Garden behind an impressive display by Tobias Harris (31/6/1) who scored 22 in the second half. Andre Drummond (21/12/1) added a double-double to the road win. 

Kristaps Porzingis (33/5/2) had his second straight 30-point game of the season but was again on the losing side. Enes Kanter (17/10/0) had a double-double as they threw away a huge lead. 

SPURS (2-0) 87; BULLS (0-2) 77

LaMarcus Aldridge (28/10/3) led San Antonio to the win in a low-scoring affair at the United Center. Rudy Gay (12/3/1) and Pau Gasol (10/7/4) were the only other players in double digits for the road team.

Robin Lopez (16/7/3) and Justin Holiday (15/4/3) were the leaders for Chicago who struggled badly offensively.

WARRIORS (1-2) 101; GRIZZLIES (2-0) 111

Marc Gasol (34/14/2) put on a terrific display to lead Memphis to an impressive win over the defending champions. James Ennis III (13/4/3) and Tyreke Evans (12/7/2) also played their part. 

Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers

Stephen Curry (37/6/3) and Kevin Durant (29/13/3) produced big offensive performances for Golden State but they were both ejected from the game in the fourth quarter as they lost their cool in the final minutes. 

TRAIL BLAZERS (2-1) 110; BUCKS (2-1) 113

Giannis Antetokounmpo (44/8/4) continued his amazing start to the season by posting a career-high in the win over Portland on 17-of-23 shooting. He had 17 points in the fourth quarter and made huge plays on both ends down the stretch to secure the W. Khris Middleton (18/6/3) and Tony Snell (17/2/1) also made big contributions. 

The Blazers' backcourt duo Damian Lillard (26/5/4) and C.J. McCollum (26/3/1) put up big numbers but suffered their first loss of the campaign. 

KINGS (1-2) 79; NUGGETS (1-1) 96

Big men Paul Millsap (18/9/2) and Kenneth Faried (18/8/1) led Denver in scoring in a rout over Sacramento. Gary Harris (17/0/1) also added to the victory but Nikola Jokic (0/9/7) surprisingly went scoreless.

Rookie De'Aaron Fox (18/5/1) was the leading scorer for the Kings who struggled offensively all night. 

THUNDER (1-1) 87; JAZZ (1-1) 96

Joe Ingles (19/3/2) had a team-high for Utah as they handed the star-studded OKC its first loss of the year. Rudy Gobert (16/13/2) recorded a double-double and Ricky Rubio (16/6/5) put in a strong all-around performance.

Denver Nuggets v Utah Jazz

Carmelo Anthony (26/3/2) and Paul George (22/5/2) were the only Oklahoma City players to hit double figures on the night in a low-scoring output for the team. MVP Russell Westbrook (6/13/9) endured a hugely difficult night offensively as he shot just 2-of-11.

SUNS (0-3) 88; CLIPPERS 130

Blake Griffin (29/8/4) led his team in scoring in a convincing win over Phoenix. Guards Lou Williams (18/3/6) and Patrick Beverley (15/2/2) also played their part in the stroll.

Alex Len (15/7/2) had a team-high for the Suns who suffered their third loss in succession and the second by over 30 points.

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