NBA roundup: Oden, Blazers down Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Greg Oden sure looked like a franchise center Wednesday night. Oden had 18 points and 11 rebounds in three quarters to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 107-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rudy Fernandez added 1...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Greg Oden sure looked like a franchise center Wednesday night.
Oden had 18 points and 11 rebounds in three quarters to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 107-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rudy Fernandez added 15 points for the Blazers, who have won four in a row and are off to their best start since 1999 at 6-3.
Jonny Flynn had 15 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost eight in a row since a season-opening win over New Jersey.
Celtics 105, Jazz 86
BOSTON -- Rajon Rondo had 14 points and 11 assists and the Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz 105-86 to match their 8-1 start from their title-winning season two years ago.
Hawks 114, Knicks 101
NEW YORK -- Al Horford scored a season-high 25 points and had nine rebounds, and Atlanta overcame a 14-point deficit to send New York to its fifth straight loss.
76ers 82, Nets 79
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Marreese Speights had a go-ahead three-point play with 1:10 to play and Philadelphia extended New Jersey's franchise-worst start to 0-8.
Pacers 108, Warriors 94
INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger scored 31 points and had a career-high 16 to lead Indiana to its third straight victory.
Raptors 99, Bulls 89
TORONTO -- Chris Bosh had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Jose Calderon scored 18 points to help Toronto even its record at 4-4.
Pistons 98, Bobcats 75
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Charlie Villanueva had a season-high 30 points for Detroit, outscoring Charlotte 18-12 by himself in the third quarter.
Cavaliers 102, Magic 93
ORLANDO, Fla. -- LeBron James scored 36 points, Shaquille O'Neal provided an inside presence and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 102-93 in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals.
Bucks 108, Nuggets 102
MILWAUKEE -- Rookie Brandon Jennings scored 14 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter, and Andrew Bogut added 23 points and 10 rebounds for Milwaukee.
Rockets 104, Grizzlies 79
HOUSTON -- Luis Scola had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Carl Landry scored 20 points in the Houston Rockets' 104-79 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Trevor Ariza scored 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 10 assists, and rookie Chase Budinger had 15 points for the Rockets, who've won the last seven meetings against Memphis in Houston.
Spurs 92, Mavericks 83
SAN ANTONIO -- Richard Jefferson scored 29 points and the San Antonio Spurs survived another game without Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, beating Dallas.
Manu Ginobili had 13 points.