It was close until the Celtics stepped on the gas in the third quarter. Rajon Rondo ended up having 20 assists, the sixth time he’s hit that mark in his career.
Al Jefferson had 21 points and 13 boards to lead the Jazz to a win in an ugly game against the Wizards. Washington drops to 0-8 to start the season. That’s… not good at all.
The Grizzlies have won eight straight after holding off the Bobcats, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Mike Conley led them bears with 20 points and 4 steals.
Dahntay Jones’ block on Kyrie Irving’s lay-up and O.J. Mayo’s lay-up sealed the deal for the Mavs as they go over .500. The Cavaliers have now dropped five straight.
Larry Sanders stopped a Ryan Anderson drive late in the game to help preserve the Bucks victory. Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings both had 22 points and 9 assists each. Anthony Davis’ career high of 28 points was not enough.
A 22-2 run by San Antonio from the end of the first quarter to the start of the second doomed Denver. Manu Ginobili led the charge with 20 points while only playing a limited tour of duty with 23 minutes.
The Clipper bench smashed the Bulls in the second period. L.A. never looked back after that. Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lob City to a 7-2 record.
The Suns had it down to two with about two minutes left before the Heat finally put it away with a timely lay-up by LeBron and clutch foul shots. Phoenix didn’t score in the last 2:12. Chris Bosh led Miami with 24 points.