Grizzlies still unbeaten, Sixers still winless
(AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies had never opened an NBA season with more than two straight wins before this year, and their team-record streak continues.
The Grizzlies remain one of the league’s three unbeaten teams after improving to 6-0 with a 91-89 triumph at Oklahoma City. Mike Conley scored 20 points, Courtney Lee finished with 17 and Zach Randolph added 16 as the Grizzlies dropped the Thunder to 1-5.
Oklahoma City twice had a chance to take the lead in the waning moments, but the Thunder were called for a five-second violation with 5.9 seconds left before Serge Ibaka missed a 3-pointer from beyond the top of the key at the buzzer.
Memphis won despite an off night from leading scorer Marc Gasolwho finished with just eight points.
Also in the NBA:
— LeBron James had 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds as Cleveland downed Denver 110-101. Kevin Love finished with 19 points and eight boards to help the Cavaliers win for just the second time in five games.
— Dallas crushed Utah 105-82 behind Dirk Nowitzki’s 27 points and 10 rebounds. Tyson Chandler added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Monta (MAHN’-tay) Ellis scored 13 as the Mavericks bounced back from Thursday’s loss to Portland.
— Sacramento is 5-1 and riding a five-game winning streak after erasing an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter of a 114-112, double-overtime victory at Phoenix. Rudy Gay hit a turnaround jumper with 1:07 to play, and DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out on an illegal screen with 34.7 seconds left in regulation.
— Kyle Lowry had a triple-double of 13 points, 10 assists and a season-high 11 rebounds in Toronto’s 103-84 romp over Washington. DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points for the Raptors, who are off to the first 5-1 start in team history.
— Deron Williams scored a season-high 29 points on 10 of 15 shooting and had six assists in Brooklyn’s 110-99 pounding of New York. Brook Lopez added 20 points and nine rebounds for the Nets.
— Philadelphia is 0-6 after Mike Dunleavy scored 12 of his season-high 27 points in the third quarter of the Chicago Bulls’ 118-115 win over the 76ers. The Bulls led by as many as 18 points after halftime, but the Sixers used a late 13-3 run to close within 116-115 with five seconds left.
— Lance Stephenson capped his 17-point night by draining a tiebreaking, 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in double-overtime to give Charlotte a 122-119 win over Atlanta. Al Jefferson finished with a game-high 34 points and Gary Neal added 23 off the bench for the Hornets.
— Rookie Aaron Gordon scored six of his 17 points in overtime to push Orlando past Minnesota 112-103. Evan Fournier led the Magic with 20 points and Tobias Harris chipped in 17 points and 16 rebounds.
— Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 101-98 triumph against Indiana. Celtics rookie Marcus Smart had to be taken off the court on a gurney in the fourth quarter after injuring his left ankle in the final period.
— Detroit got by Milwaukee 98-95 as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and Brandon Jennings added 15. Josh Smith had a key put back to give the Pistons a 97-93 lead with 15.1 seconds to play.