NBA scores: Spurs control Grizzlies, Nets lose big in Minnesota

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The Nets lost by 30 in Minnesota without Deron Williams and Brook Lopez and are now 3-9 to start the season.

San Antonio Spurs 102, Memphis Grizzlies 86

Tony Parker scored 11 points in the final 12 minutes as the Spurs raced past the Grizzlies. Mike Conley led all scorers with 28 points. The real story here is that Marc Gasol sprained his knee early in the second quarter. That's no good.

Minnesota Timberwolves 111, Brooklyn Nets 81

Ah, Nets. Brooklyn doesn't score or defend and the Timberwolves blow them out by 30. The Nets, who were without Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, failed to shoot 40 percent from the floor and Andray Blatche led the team with 16 points. That is, uh, not ideal.

Minnesota didn't even shoot well (41 percent) but it didn't matter. The Timberwolves turned the ball over just eight times and assisted on 28 of their 40 field goals.

Toronto Raptors 96, Washington Wizards 88

John Wall's amazing night -- 37 points, six rebounds, three steals on 15-of-21 shooting -- wasn't enough to carry the Wizards over a balanced Raptors teams, who had six players score in double figures.

Rudy Gay scored 17 points on 16 shots. He scored more than he shot! Throw a parade in Toronto! Fill the streets with pedestrians!

Phoenix Suns 98, Charlotte Bobcats 91

Phoenix was without its surging young floor general, Eric Bledsoe, but sunk the Bobcats with 10 three-pointers and 47 percent shooting from the floor. Channing Frye, who led the Suns with five triples of his own,  was the game's leading scorer with 20 points.

The teams combined for 37 turnovers, so if you wanted to catch a rerun of this game, don't.

Philadelphia 76ers 115, Milwaukee Bucks 107

Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes led the Sixers with 27 and 25 points respectively to lead Philly past the Bucks in overtime. Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams flirted with a triple double, recording 12 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Here's a sentence you didn't think you'd read in 2013: Caron Butler's 38 points weren't enough to pull out a victor for Milwaukee.

Oh and SPENCER, SPENCER HAWES YA'll! This is how the game got to overtime.


Indiana Pacers 97, Boston Celtics 82

Lance Stephenson did his best Jason Kidd impression registering 10 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds in Indiana's win over the treading Celtics. Paul George continued his 2013-14 Path to Stardom, leading all scorers with 27 points.

The Celtics shot well, 51 percent from the field, but turned the ball over 21 times and were outrebounded 41-31.

Atlanta Hawks 96, Detroit Pistons 89

Jeff Teague continued his impressive start to the season with 18 points and nine assists. The always underrated Al Horford contributed 17 points and 11 boards. Josh Smith, in his first game against his former team, missed all seven of his shot attempts, turned the ball over twice and didn't register a point.

Andre Drummond had himself a monster night with 15 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks.

New Orleans Pelicans 104, Cleveland Cavaliers 100

The Cavaliers should have won this game but lost in the most Cavalier way possible, giving up a late 10 point lead and losing by two possessions. Cleveland shot over 53 percent from the field but was out-rebounded 48-37 and turned the ball over 19 times.

New Orleans is chock full of weapons on offense. Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans combined for 60 points.

Dallas Mavericks 103, Utah Jazz 93

Monta Ellis is having a fantastic season and is a huge reason why the Mavericks are 9-4 out of the gate. He scored 26 points and dished out six assists against the Jazz. Dirk Nowitzki and Samuel Dalembert each poured in 18 of their own and combined for 19 rebounds.

The Jazz are... bad. 1-13 bad. No. 1 overall pick bad.

Portland Trail Blazers 98, Chicago Bulls 95

Derrick Rose left the game in the third quarter with a right knee injury and will have an MRI tomorrow. The game was good, but there's nothing really good to come out of this game with that news.

Los Angeles Lakers 102, Golden State Warriors 95

The Warriors were without Stephen Curry, and Andre Iguodala strained his hamstring in the third quarter. In three games without Curry, Golden State is yet to score over 100 points and has lost all three contests. Pau Gasol had a nice outing with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Nick "Swaggy P" Young dropped 21 points off the bench.

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