Suns 87, Jazz 84
Eric Bledsoe scored 17 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and drained a game winning three-pointer over Utah's Gordon Hayward to put the Suns up three with less than a second to play.
Hayward sank a pull-up three-pointer to tie the game at 84 with 20 seconds left on the clock. On Phoenix's next, and last, possession, Bledsoe walked the ball up and drilled the game winner with 0.7 seconds remaining.
Hayward received a pass and shot a fadeaway three, but the referees ruled that his foot was out of bounds. The Suns inbounded the ball as time expired to move to 2-0 on the season.
Philadelphia 76ers 109, Washington Wizards 102
John Wall's 26 points, six assists and five rebounds wasn't enough to earn a victory against the 76ers. Rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams didn't flirt with a quadruple-double in his second official professional basketball game, but his Sixers got their second win in as many games.
I don't believe there's ever been a better basketball team than the 2013-14 Sixers.— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) November 2, 2013
Orlando Magic 110, New Orleans Pelicans 90
Orlando won its home-opener against New Orleans behind Arron Afflalo's 30 points. Maurice Harkless chipped in 20 and rookie guard Victor Oladipo filled the box score with 10 points, six rebounds, six assists, four steals and two locks.
The Pelicans shot 34.8 percent from the field, which is apparently not how you win a basketball game. Anthony Davis had a monster night, however, scoring 26 points and collecting 17 rebounds.
Charlotte Bobcats 90, Cleveland Cavailers 84
Kemba Walker's 23 points and seven assists was enough to earn the Bobcats their first win of the season. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dropped 15 and collected six rebounds.
Weird stat line of the night: Josh McRoberts, who started Friday night's game, scored zero points and dished out eight assists.
Fun fact (via NBA.com): This was Kemba Walker's 150th consecutive game played!
Atlanta Hawks 102, Toronto Raptors 95
Atlanta ran its offense through Al Horford and he responded with 22 points and 16 rebounds in the Hawks' win over Toronto. Jeff Teague recorded 12 assists, 17 points and Kyle Korver notched 17 points of his own with 15 points coming from behind the arc.
Kyle Lowry had more points than Rudy Gay tonight, despite Gay taking 3-times as many attempts from the field.— Bo Churney (@bochurney) November 2, 2013
That's bad right? I think that's bad.
Milwaukee Bucks 105, Boston Celtics 98
The Bucks got 80 points from their bench, with four bench players scoring 13 or more points. No one on Milwaukee's starting lineup had a positive plus-minus ratio and no one on its bench had a negative ratio.
Vitor Faverani scored 12 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for the Celts in Boston's loss.
Brooklyn Nets 101, Miami Heat 100
Miami nearly came back from a 12 point deficit to defeat the Nets, but Brooklyn hit free throws and sealed the victory. Chris Bosh tried to intentionally miss a free throw to give Miami a tip-in chance but his rainbow shot rattled in.
Paul Pierce played a well-rounded game, ending with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds.
"It just shows you the value of Russell Westbrook," ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy said on ESPN's Heat-Nets broadcast. The Timberwolves, Thunder final score update rolled across the screen. "You're not holding the Thunder to 81 points when Westbrook and Durant are on the floor together."
Van Gundy is right, but all credit goes to Minnesota who is thriving with good health -- knock on wood -- under coach Rick Adelemen's corner offense. Kevin Love scored 24 and recorded 12 rebounds in the win against Oklahoma City. A healthy Minnesota team is all kinds of fun.
Houston Rockets 113, Dallas Mavericks 105
Hey! That Dwight Howard-James Harden combination is pretty fun so far! Harden scored 34 on 17 shots because that's what he does and Howard chipped in 13 points and 16 boards because that's what he does. The Rockets, as a team, turned the ball over 22 times but it felt like a million.
Somehow, the Mavericks put up 100 shot attempts, which feels like a lot. Sadly, they only hit 38. At one point, Houston was up 22. Dallas fought back to lose by eight. These are things that happened.
Memphis Grizzlies 111, Detroit Pistons 108
Marc Gasol's tip in with a little over eight seconds left in regulation tied the game at 95 and Chauncey Billups missed a three-pointer as time expired. Memphis outscored the Pistons 11-2 to start overtime and held on from there.
Six Pistons scored 12 points or more but it wasn't enough to outpace Memphis, who was led by Mike Conley's 22 points. The Grizzlies shot 25 of 30 from the charity stripe and 51.9 percent from the field.
Portland Trail Blazers 113, Denver Nuggets 98
Portland's victory snaps Denvers 23-straight home winning streak. Nic Batum and Wes Matthews scored 21 points each and LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 26. Damian Lillard, in his second year, scored 18 points and dished out seven assists.
The Nuggets shot 36.4 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from three and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. That felt dirty to write.
Los Angeles Clippers 110, Sacramento Kings 101
The Kings had a chance to win this game, but faltered in the final minutes and wasn't able to pull out the upset. Chris Paul and his 26 points, 10 assists will steal the headlines but Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas really deserves some loves.
The powerful little lefty scored 29 points on 12 shots off the bench, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe and really kept Sacramento in the game. Oh, and Blake Griffin scored 20 points, collected 17 rebounds and dished six assists.
The Lakers were by 15 early but the Spurs are the Spurs and therefore they remained calm and came back to steal a win on the road. Tony Parker led the way with 24 points and six assists. Tiago Splitter collected seven offensive rebounds and the Lakers shot 36.6 percent from the floor.
The Spurs are now 2-0 while the Lakers drop to 1-2.