Thunder rout Warriors 120-92 for 1st win of season
The blowout matched Oklahoma City’s largest margin of victory over the Warriors since the franchise moved from Seattle before the 2008-09 season.
Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, making 7 of 18 shots while his teammates made just 23 of 74. Golden State was coming off a season-opening home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Miles Bridges scored 23 points for Charlotte.
DALLAS (AP) — Damian Lillard made a twisting layup with 26 seconds remaining and scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half in Portland’s Dallas victory over Dallas.
Lillard’s basket gave the Blazers a 120-119 lead. Dallas’ Luka Doncic then missed a 3-point attempt and Portland won a challenge of a call that would have sent the Mavericks’ Dorian Finney-Smith to the foul line.
Instead, there was a jump ball. The Blazers’ Kent Bazemore got the ball and was fouled. He made the first of two free throws. Doncic rebounded and passed to Tim Hardaway, whose shot from about midcourt rattled off the front of the rim a time expired.
Rookie Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 30 points and had his ninth assist on Crowder’s winning basket. Morant also blocked Kyrie Irving’s shot at the end of regulation to keep the score tied at 120-all.
Irving had 37 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins made four 3-pointers in the final six minutes, finishing with 25 points to propel undefeated Minnesota past Miami.
Karl-Anthony Towns added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolves. At 3-0, they matched the second-best start in the long-languishing franchise’s history. They were 6-0 in 2001-02 and 3-0 in 2013-14.
Kendrick Nunn had 25 points for Miami.