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Kevin Durant scored 41 points as defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks.

Kevin Durant pours in 41 points as Golden State Warriors beat New York Knicks

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Kevin Durant scored 25 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter as defending NBA champions the Golden State Warriors produced a late rally to beat the New York Knicks 128-100.

Stephen Curry (29), Draymond Green (18) and Klay Thompson (12 points) were also in double figures as the Warriors made it five wins out of six against the struggling Knicks.

The Toronto Raptors secured a franchise first by beating the Dallas Mavericks 116-107, with Kawhi Leonard scoring 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

Kyle Lowry produced 20 points and 12 assists as the Raptors claimed a sixth successive win at the start of the season for the first time.

The Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans also remain undefeated after contrasting wins.

The Bucks overwhelmed the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-95 in Minneapolis for a fifth straight victory.

Khris Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova both scored 16 points apiece as Milwaukee moved to within two wins of matching the franchise-best 7-0 start of the 1971-72 team led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The Pelicans edged a thriller against the Brooklyn Nets 117-115 as Jrue Holiday scored five of his game-high 26 points in the final 22 seconds.

Holiday made two free throws to reduce the Nets’ lead to 115-114 with 21.9 seconds left.

Sacramento Kings v New Orleans Pelicans

With the shot clock turned off, New Orleans did not foul and D’Angelo Russell threw the ball out of bounds with 7.5 seconds remaining.

Holiday then gave the Pelicans a one-point lead with three seconds left and, during a Brooklyn timeout, the Nets’ Ed Davis was called for a technical for shoving Solomon Hill.

The lead was extended to two as Holiday made the technical free throw, and Anthony Davis stole the in-bounds pass to seal the victory.

There were also win for the Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings.

Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers

The Clippers beat the Houston Rockets 133-113 with Montrezl Harrell providing a career-high 30 points, while the Hornets strolled to a 135-106 victory against the Chicago Bulls.

Sacramento moved to 3-3 as the Washington Wizards were punished for three late turnovers.

Buddy Hield made three of four free throws inside the final 20 seconds to secure a dramatic 116-112 victory for the Kings.

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