NBA Round-Up: Wins For New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings And Oklahoma City Thunder
Davis has 25 points, 20 boards
Anthony Davis scores 25 points and pulls down 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Toronto Raptors 126-110
Jrue Holiday added 29 points and 14 assists while E’Twaun Moore scored 30 points as the visiting New Orleans Pelicans handed the raptors their first home loss.
Pascal Siakam scored 22 points for the Raptors. Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 14 rebounds, OG Anunoby 17 points and Fred VanVleet and Delon Wright 10 points each.
Sacramento Kings 104-99 San Antonio Spurs
Bogdan Bogdanovic poured in 22 points off the bench to lead six Kings players in double figures as Sacramento produced a late-game rally to beat the visiting San Antonio Spurs 104-99.
Fox finished with 19 points and seven assists while Cauley-Stein had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Kings.
DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 23 points and eights assists while LaMarcus Aldridge scored 14 points and took 18 rebounds. Rudy Gay racked up 14 points off the bench.
Golden State Warriors 116-121 Los Angeles Clippers (OT)
Williams finished with 25 to help the Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors at home for the first time in nearly four years, 121-116.
Montrezl Harrell added 23 points off the bench while rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 18.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Thompson added 31 points, but was just 5 of 16 on 3-pointers on a night without injured fellow Splash Brother Stephen Curry.
Philadelphia 76ers 124-114 Miami Heat
Embiid scored 35 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, JJ Redick added 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers added to Miami’s early-season struggles by topping the Heat 124-114 on Monday night.
Ben Simmons added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami, Josh Richardson added 17, Wayne Ellington finished with 14. Whiteside had 11 points and five rebounds in the first quarter but was slowed by foul trouble the rest of the game.
Brooklyn Nets 113-120 Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 21 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat Brooklyn 120-113 on Monday after finally trading Butler.
Jeff Teague returned after missing six games with a left knee contusion and added 24 and 11 assists as the Wolves shot 52.5 per cent. Derrick Rose added 23 points, while Taj Gibson contributed 17.
D’Angelo Russell made a career-high nine 3-pointers and scored 31 points for the Nets while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Spencer Dinwiddie added 14 points apiece.
Dallas Mavericks 103-98 Chicago Bulls
Barnes scored a season-high 23 points and the Mavericks overcame a sluggish performance by their prized rookie to beat the Bulls 103-98 Monday night.
Dennis Smith Jr scored all 11 of his points in the second half to help keep the Bulls, who got within one point three times down the stretch, at bay.
Zach LaVine led Chicago with 26 points. He has scored at least 20 in every game this season.