Spurs stay undefeated; Russ has another triple-double; Mavs stun Grizz

Published Add your comment

Football News

Hornets (2-2) 110; Nuggets (1-3) 93

Frank Kaminsky (20/4/3) was on fire off the bench for Charlotte as he had a game-high in points. Dwight Howard (15/19/0) continued his hot start to the season with yet another double-double while Kemba Walker (19/4/5) chipped in as well. Nikola Jokic (18/11/0) and Gary Harris (18/2/1) led the Nuggets in scoring in the loss. Charlotte knocked down 21 free throws compared to just nine by Denver.

Pistons (3-2) 122; Timberwolves (2-3) 101

Playing without Jimmy Butler for the second-straight game, the T-Wolves were simply overmatched. Karl-Anthony Towns (23/10/1) and Andrew Wiggins (21/3/1) had typical performances, but received no help from their teammates. Detroit outscored Minnesota 40-18 in the second quarter and held on to the big lead. All five Pistons starters scored in double-figures, but Tobias Harris (34/4/1) led the team, shooting 14-for-24 overall and 6-for-9 from three.

Rockets (4-1) 105; 76ers (1-4) 104

Houston finished the game on a 9-0 run when James Harden (27/3/13) passed the ball to Eric Gordon (29/4/5) and he knocked down a buzzer beater for a one-point win. Although the Sixers failed to close out the game, Ben Simmons (14/7/9), Joel Embiid (21/6/3), Robert Covington (20/6/1) and J.J. Redick (22/5/4) all had solid individual performances. Houston went 21-for-24 from the free throw line while Philadelphia went just 6-for-10.

Nets (3-2) 112; Cavaliers (3-2) 107

LeBron James (29/10/13) started at point guard for the second-consecutive game and was dominant, knocking down 12-of-20 shots. Although Kyle Korver (22/2/0) and Jeff Green (18/6/3) had surprising outputs off the Cleveland bench, it wasn’t enough to keep up with Brooklyn’s fast-paced attack. Starting for the injured D’Angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie (22/5/6) led the Nets in scoring in what was one of the night’s most surprising victories.

Spurs (4-0) 117; Heat (2-2) 100

Without Kawhi Leonard yet again, the Spurs leaned heavily on LaMarcus Aldridge (31/7/1), who shot 12-for-20 from the field. San Antonio was wildly-efficient from the field, shooting 55.3 percent overall and 58.8 percent from three (10-for-17). Tyler Johnson (23/0/3), James Johnson (21/9/4) and Goran Dragic (20/4/1) all passed the 20-point threshold for Miami, but it wasn’t enough to get back into the game down the stretch.

Thunder (2-2) 114; Pacers (2-3) 96

Russell Westbrook (28/10/16) posted another triple-double, but the revenge narrative was strong in this contest. In his first game against his former team, Paul George (10/1/0) fouled out and played just 19 minutes, his worst individual performance by a landslide this season. Victor Oladipo (35/5/0), on the other hand, was playing his first game against the Thunder, who he and Domantas Sabonis (4/11/2) were traded from this summer. Oladipo went 11-for-18 overall and 5-for-8 from three. OKC had exactly double (26) the team assists that Indy did (13).

Mavericks (1-4) 103; Grizzlies (3-1) 94

In one of the most improbable outcomes of the night, a winless team beat an undefeated team. Marc Gasol (26/11/4) and Mike Conley (21/5/3) dominated for the losing side, combining to shoot 16-for-30 overall and 8-for-15 from three-point range. Six players scored in double-figures for Dallas and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. (19/1/5) led the way by going a remarkable 8-for-12 from the field in 28 minutes. Memphis had just 14 assists along with 17 turnovers while Dallas had 20 assists with just 11 turnovers.

Suns (2-3) 97; Jazz (2-3) 88

After firing coach Earl Watson and benching Eric Bledsoe indefinitely, the Suns have won two-straight games. TJ Warren (27/5/1) was sensational for Phoenix, going 12-for-20 from the field. The Suns bench combined for 38 points while the Jazz bench put up just nine. Rudy Gobert (16/14/1) and Ricky Rubio (15/4/11) posted double-doubles for the losing team.

Warriors (3-2) 117; Raptors (2-2) 112

Steph Curry (30/4/5) hit a clutch three in the final minute to break a tie and the rest was history. Kevin Durant (29/4/5), Klay Thompson (22/8/5) and Draymond Green (15/11/6) also had typical performances in the close win. DeMar DeRozan (24/3/6) and Pascal Siakam (20/2/2) led Toronto’s starters in scoring while Jakob Poeltl (12/14/2) had a double-double off the bench.

Lakers (2-2) 102; Wizards (3-1) 99

It was a head-to-head point guard battle and John Wall (18/3/9) and Lonzo Ball (6/8/10) fought it out. Although Bradley Beal (28/6/2) did his best to lead Washington in the scoring column, the Lakers went on a 23-to-13 run to close out the fourth and send the game into overtime. Brandon Ingram (19/10/3) and Ball played 39 and 40 minutes respectively. As a team, the Wizards went just 15-for-23 overall.

James Harden
Houston Rockets
Southwest Division
Western Conference
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again