Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 24 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies handed the New York Knicks their first loss of the season with a 105-95 victory Friday night at Memphis.
Rudy Gay scored 17 points and blocked four shots, and Mike Conley added 16 points and eight assists as Memphis won its seventh straight. The Grizzlies own the NBA’s best record for the first time in franchise history at 7-1.
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points for New York, which was trying to start 7-0 for the first time since the 1993-94 team that reached the NBA Finals. Raymond Felton scored 18 points and handed out five assists. Rasheed Wallace scored 13 points, shooting 6 of 10.
Memphis led by 21 in the third quarter and still held a 19-point lead in the early stages of the final period. The game got a bit testy in the second quarter as the Grizzlies’ Jerryd Bayless and New York’s J.R. Smith got into it, earning double technicals. Gay got a technical when he disagreed with a no-call on a dunk attempt.
And through all that, Wallace was mouthing with everyone from the Grizzlies bench to the officials to the fans.
Lakers 114, Suns 102 — Kobe Bryant had 31 points, Metta World Peace hit five 3-pointers while scoring 22 points, and host Los Angeles played Mike D'Antoni’s style of up-tempo basketball to beat Phoenix.
Dwight Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers improved to 3-1 under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff with a performance that must have impressed D'Antoni, who watched from the locker room inside Staples Center.
Goran Dragic scored 22 points for the Suns, who have lost three of four.
Luis Scola scored 18 points, while Michael Beasley added 14 points and a career-high nine assists.
Thunder 110, Hornets 95 — Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin each scored 27 points as visiting Oklahoma City rolled to its sixth victory in seven games.
Serge Ibaka added 15 for Oklahoma City, which shot 54 percent (40 of 74) and built leads as big as 30 points in the first half and 34 in the second. , allowing the starters to rest for the entire fourth quarter. Thabo Sefolosha scored 11 points, while Russell Westbrook had 10 points and 12 assists.
Oklahoma City made 14 3-pointers, with Martin hitting 6 of 11 and Durant 4 of 5.
Russell Westbrook and Greivis Vasquez were assessed double technical fouls at the end of the half, and Durant and Kendrick Perkins walked toward halfcourt to have words with Hornets players, including rookie Anthony Davis, instead of walking toward the tunnel. Coach Monty Williams strode toward center court and angrily told Durant and Perkins not to talk to his players.
Pacers 103, Mavericks 83 — David West and George Hill each scored 15 points to lead host Indiana.
West and Hill, the Pacers’ top two scorers, had combined for 5-for-19 shooting and 10 points in Wednesday’s loss to Milwaukee.
Roy Hibbert and Sam Young added 14 points apiece for the Pacers, who had lost two straight before beating the Mavericks and their former coach, Rick Carlisle.
Hawks 112, Kings 96 — Kyle Korver scored 22 points, reserve Lou Williams had 21 and visiting Atlanta defeated Sacramento for the ninth consecutive time.
Al Horford had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta after missing a game because of an illness. Josh Smith collected 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, and Jeff Teague scored 13 of his 15 points in the first quarter.
Korver went 5 for 5 from 3-point range and also had seven rebounds.
76ers 99, Jazz 93 — Jrue Holiday scored 26 points to help Philadelphia snap a three-game home losing streak.
Jason Richardson added 20 points for Philadelphia, and Thaddeus Young scored 14. and Nick Young finished with 12.
Warriors 106, Timberwolves 98 — David Lee had 18 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Golden State dominated inside.
Carl Landry added 15 points and seven boards and Stephen Curry had 17 points and six assists for the Warriors (5-4), who outscored Minnesota, 58-22, in the paint.
Trail Blazers 119, Rockets 117 — Nicolas Batum had a career-high 35 points, rookie Damian Lillard sparked a late comeback and host Portland slipped by Houston in overtime.
Magic 110, Pistons 106 — J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, as visiting Orlando prevailed.