Knicks beat 76ers for first time since ‘17
NEW YORK (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 19 points in his best game with his hometown team and the New York Knicks snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 112-99 victory Tuesday night.
Evan Fournier added 18 points in the Knicks’ first victory over Philadelphia since April 12, 2017. Julius Randle had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.
WARRIORS 106, THUNDER 98
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 23 points and the Warriors remained unbeaten, rallying in the second half to beat the Thunder.
Andrew Wiggins had 21 points and Damion Lee scored 20 for the Warriors, who have opened the season with four straight wins.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting for the winless Thunder.
MAVERICKS 116, ROCKETS 106
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Reggie Bullock had his best game with his new team by scoring 16 points and the Mavericks beat the Rockets in coach Jason Kidd’s first home game Tuesday night.
Kristaps Porzingis had another rough shooting night, starting 1 of 9 before finally making his 3-pointer and leaving a short time later. The oft-injured Porzingis didn’t return because of lower back tightness. He came into the game with a black eye.
Eric Gordon scored 22 points, and Christian Wood had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Rockets, who lost Dallas’ home opener for the first time after winning the previous three times.
LAKERS 125, SPURS 121, OT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Anthony Davis had 35 points and 17 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 33 points and 10 rebounds, and the Lakers rallied without LeBron James to beat the Spurs.
James missed the Lakers’ first road game of the season with a sore right ankle, an injury that occurred in Sunday’s win over Memphis. The Lakers decided to be cautious with the early-season injury.
Davis and Westbrook had season highs in scoring.
Playing before a sold-out AT&T Center that was equally divided between the two teams, the Lakers won their second straight to reach .500.