DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 37 points on 15-of-20 shooting and added seven rebounds, Zach LaVine had 26 points and seven assists, and the Chicago Bulls rallied past the Boston Celtics for a 128-114 road win on Monday night.
The Celtics led by as many as 19 points late in the third quarter before the Bulls responded with a 29-9 surge between quarters to take a 106-105 lead on Ayo Dosunmu’s 3-pointer with 6:54 remaining. Chicago outscored Boston 39-11 overall in the final quarter.
Dosunmu finished with 14 points, Lonzo Ball added 12 and Nikola Vucevic totaled 11 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Bulls, who earned their sixth win in seven games to open the season.
Jaylen Brown had 28 points and seven rebounds to lead the Celtics. Jayson Tatum scored 20, Al Horford chipped in 20 with 10 rebounds, and Marcus Smart scored 16 for Boston. Smart later criticized Brown and Tatum for not passing the ball enough.
76ers 113, Trail Blazers 103
Seth Curry scored 23 points, Georges Niang added 21 and host Philadelphia won its third in a row by defeating Portland.
Furkan Korkmaz added 15 points and Andre Drummond had 14 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five steals for the short-handed Sixers, who were without Joel Embiid (rest), Ben Simmons (personal) and Tobias Harris, who was a late scratch for health and safety protocols.
Norman Powell led the Trail Blazers with 22 points, and Damian Lillard added 20 points and 10 assists. CJ McCollum had 20 points, and Anfernee Simons chipped in with 17.
Grizzlies 106, Nuggets 97
Ja Morant had 26 points and eight assists, Tyus Jones scored 17 points, and host Memphis beat Denver.
Xavier Tillman scored 12 points and Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 11 apiece for the Grizzlies.
The Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic scored 23 points and Aaron Gordon had 15 points and 10 rebounds despite being hampered by an eye injury he sustained early in the third quarter.
Cavaliers 113, Hornets 110
Jarrett Allen scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as Cleveland concluded a challenging road trip with a win over Charlotte.
Lauri Markkanen provided 21 points and Collin Sexton added 17 points for the Cavaliers, who had to hold off a furious rally from the Hornets. Darius Garland ended with 16 points and Evan Mobley posted 15 points and 10 rebounds as Cleveland ended 3-2 on a coast-to-coast trek.
LaMelo Ball’s 30 points and Terry Rozier’s 23 points paced the Hornets, who were coming off a victory against the Portland Trail Blazers a night earlier. P.J. Washington had 18 points off the bench.
Pacers 131, Spurs 118
Domantas Sabonis finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds and Indiana rolled to a 22-point halftime lead while cruising to a win over San Antonio in Indianapolis.
Myles Turner added 19 points for Indiana. Chris Duarte racked up 18, Justin Holiday scored 17, Caris LeVert tallied 16 and T.J. McConnell contributed 10 points and 10 assists. The Pacers sank a season-high 18 3-pointers in the win.
Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 16 points. Devin Vassell contributed 15 points and Derrick White scored 13 for San Antonio, which has lost five of its past six games.
Hawks 118, Wizards 111
Trae Young led seven Atlanta players in double figures with 26 points as the Hawks earned a win over visiting Washington, snapping the Wizards’ three-game winning streak.
Bogdan Bogdanovic had a season-high 16 points and made four 3-pointers, and Clint Capela also scored 16 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Atlanta.
Washington’s Bradley Beal scored 24 points but made only 3 of 11 from long range. Neither team missed a free throw. The Hawks were 29-for-29 and the Wizards were 16-for-16.
Raptors 113, Knicks 104
OG Anunoby scored a career-high 36 points to help visiting Toronto overcome a 15-point, first-half deficit to beat New York.
Gary Trent Jr. finished with 26 points for the Raptors, who won their fourth straight despite the absence of promising rookie Scottie Barnes, who was sidelined with a sprained right thumb. Fred VanVleet had 17 points and Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 points.
RJ Barrett scored 27 points for the Knicks, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. New York’s 5-2 record is still the best seven-game start for the franchise since 2012-13.
Clippers 99, Thunder 94
Los Angeles overcame another tough shooting night, coming from behind to defeat visiting Oklahoma City. The Clippers trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half but surged ahead in the final 2 1/2 minutes.
Clippers star Paul George scored 27 of his game-high 32 points in the second half. George also finished with nine rebounds and seven assists. Reggie Jackson netted 15 points for Los Angeles.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander posted 28 points for the Thunder while Darius Bazley and Josh Giddey had 15 apiece.
Magic 115, Timberwolves 97
Cole Anthony scored 31 points, rookie Franz Wagner had a career-high 28 and Orlando ended a four-game losing streak with a comeback win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Anthony (14 points) and Wagner combined for 24 fourth-quarter points as Orlando outscored the Timberwolves 43-19 over the final 12 minutes. Minnesota was on top by 13 points in the second quarter and 11 late in the third.
Anthony Edwards scored 24 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points, 16 rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves.
–Field Level Media