Shawn Marion and Steve Nash led a 47-point first quarter, and the Phoenix Suns beat the short-handed Sacramento Kings 127-111 Wednesday night for their seventh straight victory.
LeBron James is making this difficult game look oh so easy. Barely breaking a sweat, James had 45 points, eight rebounds and five assists to carry the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 97-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Devin Harris scored 22 points and converted a key three-point play in the closing minutes, and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from a double-digit deficit for the second straight game to beat the Houston Rockets 100-94 on Wednesday night.
Troy Murphy made up for the absence of Jermaine O’Neal with 23 points, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 105-93 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night.
Josh Smith blocked Dwyane Wade’s potentially game-tying layup with 3.9 seconds left, Joe Johnson scored 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 10-point deficit entering the final quarter to beat the Miami Heat 82-79 Wednesday night.
Ray Allen scored 21 points, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett both had double-doubles, and the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 105-82 Wednesday night for their sixth straight home victory.
Amare Stoudemire had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 100-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
Andray Blatche scored 26 points, DeShawn Stevenson had a season-high 19 and the Washington Wizards completed a lose-five, win-five start to the season with a 116-101 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Marcus Camby added 12 points and 20 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Chicago Bulls 112-91 Tuesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki had a season-high 32 points, helping the Mavericks put together a record-setting rally during a 105-99 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Baron Davis would have been too good no matter who the Knicks started at point guard. Davis had 31 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors ruined Stephon Marbury’s return to the lineup Tuesday night with a 108-82 victory.
Michael Redd scored a season-high 34 points, Mo Williams added 20 and the Milwaukee Bucks ended a seven-game losing streak against Cleveland with their first road win this season, 111-107 over the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.