Jefferson, Jazz topple Lakers
SALT LAKE CITY – Al Jefferson scored 18 points, and Randy Foye added 17 on five 3-pointers Wednesday to lift the Utah Jazz past the Los Angeles Lakers, 95-86.
Kobe Bryant entered the game shooting nearly 60 percent but started 3 of 10 and finished 7 of 17 for 29 points as the Lakers fell to 1-4.
Nuggets 93, Rockets 87: At Houston, Ty Lawson scored 21 points, and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 16 rebounds to help Denver defeat Houston.
James Harden had a tough night for the Rockets and finished with a season-low 15 points on 5-for-15 shooting.
Suns 117, Bobcats 110: At Charlotte, N.C., Shannon Brown hit six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 24 points to lead Phoenix past Charlotte.
Heat 103, Nets 73: At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting, LeBron James finished two assists shy of a triple-double, and Miami improved to 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history.
James had 20 points and 12 rebounds in only 30 minutes, and Rashard Lewis scored 13 points for the Heat (4-1).
Hawks 89, Pacers 86: At Atlanta, Kyle Korver scored eight straight points in a late 18-0 run as Atlanta rallied from 14 points down early in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana.
Indiana led 83-69 before Atlanta started the comeback.
Timberwolves 90, Magic 75: At Minneapolis, Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got Minnesota’s rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter.
Celtics 100, Wizards 94 (OT): At Boston, Brandon Bass scored five straight points in overtime, helping Boston win the back end of a home-and-home set with Washington.
Grizzlies 108, Bucks 90: At Milwaukee, Zach Randolph had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Memphis shot 53 percent from the floor.
76ers 77, Hornets 62: At New Orleans, Jrue Holiday had 14 points and 12 assists, and Philadelphia held New Orleans to its lowest point total ever.
Mavericks 109, Raptors 104: At Dallas, O.J. Mayo and Chris Kaman each scored 22 points as short-handed Dallas won its third straight. Dallas played without forwards Shawn Marion and Elton Brand.