Jayson Tatum poured in 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics rallied to end the host Charlotte Hornets’ perfect start with a 140-129 overtime win on Monday night.
After Dennis Schroder tied it at 129 on a 3-pointer with 2:41 left in overtime, Brown added a trey of his own and followed it with an emphatic dunk at the 1:21 mark. Schroder added four consecutive free throws and Tatum made two to put the game away.
Tatum dished eight assists while Brown grabbed nine rebounds. Schroder finished with 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Boston, which had dropped two in a row to open the season before a 107-97 win at Houston on Sunday.
Miles Bridges and LaMelo Ball scored 25 apiece to lead the Hornets. Bridges, who was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week earlier Monday, also grabbed 10 boards. Ball contributed nine assists.
Heat 107, Magic 90
Jimmy Butler scored 24 of his 36 points in the first half to fuel host Miami to its sixth win in seven meetings against Orlando.
Butler made 15 of 21 shots from the floor and added five steals, and his sharpshooting was significantly better than his previous game. He made just 7 of 22 shots in Miami’s 102-91 overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday.
Bam Adebayo collected 16 points and 13 rebounds to record his third straight double-double to begin the season. Markieff Morris had 16 points off the bench for the Heat. The Magic were led by Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs, who each scored 15 points.
Bucks 119, Pacers 109
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished nine assists, Khris Middleton added 27 points and Milwaukee held on for a win over Indiana in Indianapolis.
An 11-2 run that sent Milwaukee into halftime and extended into the early third quarter gave the Bucks a double-digit-point lead for most of the second half. The gap grew to as many as 18 points.
Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 25 points and seven assists, though he also committed seven turnovers. Domantas Sabonis contributed 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Nets 104, Wizards 90
Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Brooklyn led virtually the entire way in a victory over Washington in New York.
Durant followed up a 38-point effort by shooting 9 of 17 from the field in 35 minutes. He added eight rebounds and four assists. Nets reserve Patty Mills hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points.
Bradley Beal paced the Wizards with 19 points. Daniel Gafford scored 13 for Washington, which shot just 34.7 percent from the floor.
Bulls 111, Raptors 108
DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points — 11 in the fourth quarter — and visiting Chicago defeated Toronto. DeRozan, a former Raptor, made three important jump shots late in the fourth quarter after Toronto had cut the lead to two.
Toronto’s Fred VanVleet missed a 3-point attempt in the final second that would have tied the game.
Zach LaVine added 22 points for the Bulls, who have won four games in a row to open the season. OG Anunoby scored 22 points for the Raptors, and VanVleet finished with 15 points and 17 assists.
Cavaliers 99, Nuggets 87
Jarrett Allen had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kevin Love scored 22 points, and visiting Cleveland won at Denver.
Collin Sexton scored 14 points, Lauri Markkanen had 12 points and Evan Mobley amassed 10 points and eight rebounds for the Cavaliers.
Nikola Jokic finished with 24 points and 19 rebounds for the Nuggets, who committed 22 turnovers.
Pelicans 107, Timberwolves 98
Brandon Ingram scored 27 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 23 rebounds as New Orleans got its first victory of the season, defeating Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Devonte’ Graham added 21 points and Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 17 as the Pelicans bounced back from a 96-89 loss at Minnesota on Saturday. They turned the ball over 20 times, but that was a significant improvement over the franchise-record-tying 30 they committed on Saturday.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 32 points and 14 rebounds, Anthony Edwards scored 28 and Patrick Beverley added 13 for the Wolves.
Hawks 122, Pistons 104
Trae Young bounced back from a subpar shooting performance to score a season-high 32 points and lead Atlanta over visiting Detroit.
Cam Reddish came off the Atlanta bench to score 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter both scored 14.
Detroit got 21 points each from Kelly Olynyk and Saddiq Bey — season highs for both — and 18 from Josh Jackson. The Pistons played without Jerami Grant (left elbow infection).
–Field Level Media