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N.B.A. Roundup: Warriors Top Nuggets; 15-0 Start Ties Record

Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack combined for 55 points to lead the Nets over the Celtics, who had beaten them by 25 points two days earlier.

Lillard, McCollum Lead Blazers Past Lakers, 107-93

Damian Lillard had 30 points and a career-high 13 assists, and C.J. McCollum added 19 points in the Portland Trail Blazers' sixth consecutive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 107-93 Sunday night.

Westbrook Scores 31 to Lead Thunder Past Mavericks

Even though Oklahoma City have a team full of veteran and experienced players, this season they have had problems closing out games. While playing without forward Kevin Durant is a factor, it is only one reason for fourth-quarter meltdowns.

Thompson Leads Warriors to 15-0 Start, Beat Nuggets 118-105

Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors tied the best start in NBA history, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday night to move to 15-0.

Game of the Week: Heat at Knicks

The Knicks and Miami play twice this week, but the game to watch will be Friday’s at Madison Square Garden, where Kristaps Porzingis is stirring crowds the way Jeremy Lin once did.

Westbrook Helps Thunder Snap Mavericks' 6-Game Win Streak

Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists, hitting two key baskets in the final 63 seconds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to beat Dallas 117-114 on Sunday night, ending the Mavericks' six-game winning streak.

Roundup: Duke Gets 32 Points From a Guard, and a Narrow Victory Over Georgetown

Grayson Allen lifted No. 5 Duke over Georgetown, 86-84, in the championship of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.

Clutch Davis Leads Pelicans Past Suns, 122-116

Anthony Davis capped a 32-point, 19-rebound performance with a tiebreaking 3 in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Phoenix Suns 122-116 on Sunday night.

Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack Help Nets Win Again at Home

Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Nets, who have won two in a row at home.

Nets Hold Off Celtics 111-101 for Home-And-Home Split

Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 111-101 on Sunday for a split of a home-and-home series.

DeRozan, Raptors Beat Clippers 91-80

DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, DeMarre Carroll scored each of his 21 points in the first half, and the Toronto Raptors held Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scoreless through the first 20-plus minutes of a 91-80 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.

On Pro Basketball: Sky’s the Limit for Porzingis, and He’s Closer to It Than Most

The rookie power forward Kristaps Porzingis brings to mind another effective former Knicks big man, Lonnie Shelton, but with a lot more potential.

Keeping Score: 7 Feet, 7 Blocks: Kristaps Porzingis Looms Ever Larger

After scoring 24 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and blocking seven shots against the Rockets, Porzingis continues to raise his own ceiling.

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Cousins Leads Kings to Victory Over Magic

DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings held off the Magic, 97-91, in Orlando, Fla.

Spurs Remain Unbeaten at Home With Win Over Grizzlies

Games between the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies are usually more grit than gold and the Spurs' 92-82 victory over the Grizzlies on Saturday was the latest in that vein of battles not recommended for the faint of heart.

Love Leads Cavaliers to Win Over Hawks

When Jared Cunningham threw a bad pass out of bounds, LeBron James had seen enough. He abruptly signaled for a sub, then stormed off the court and sat down on the bench on Saturday while play continued around him.

N.B.A. Roundup: Strong Performance by Porzingis Helps Knicks Hang on for a Victory in Houston

Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks to a 107-102 victory over the slumping Rockets on Saturday.

NBA Capsules

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and the Miami Heat survived a major scare from winless Philadelphia, rallying from 17 points down to beat the 76ers 96-91 on Saturday night.

Spurs Snap Grizzlies' Four-Game Winning Streak, 92-82

Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, Tony Parker had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Memphis Grizzlies' four-game winning streak with a 92-82 victory Saturday night.

Heat Escape, Top 76ers 96-91 to Keep Philly Winless

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and the Miami Heat survived a major scare from winless Philadelphia, rallying from 17 points down to beat the 76ers 96-91 on Saturday night.

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