LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to an 87-84 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Amare Stoudemire scored 13 of his season-high 29 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Phoenix Suns matched the best start to a season in franchise history by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 113-94 on Friday night.
Danny Granger scored 25 points and Jamaal Tinsley added 24 to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Dallas Mavericks 111-107 on Friday night.
Tayshaun Prince scored 15 points and the Detroit Pistons held on for their fourth home victory in four games, an 83-79 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.
Kevin Garnett had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the new Big Three in its first game against the rival Lakers, and Paul Pierce added 20 points and nine assists to help the Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles 107-94 on Friday night.
Dwight Howard had 34 points and 17 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic overcome a poor shooting night and beat the Charlotte Bobcats 105-92 Friday.
In a rare instance of double triple-doubles, Baron Davis and the Warriors got the better of Caron Butler and the Wizards. Davis had 33 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and Golden State beat Washington 123-115 on Friday night.
Chris Kaman had 21 rebounds and 17 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers’ bench made a significant contribution in a 101-90 victory over Denver on Wednesday night, ending the Nuggets’ six-game winning streak.
Tony Parker scored a season-high 32 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic 128-110 Wednesday night for their third straight victory.
Michael Redd scored 26 points and helped hold Kobe Bryant in check as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 110-103 Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Chauncey Billups had season highs with 25 points and 15 assists, directing the Detroit Pistons to a 98-86 victory over the slumping Knicks on Wednesday night.
Caron Butler helped make up for the loss of leading scorer Gilbert Arenas at least for a night, scoring 39 points to lead the Washington Wizards over the Charlotte Bobcats 114-111 in overtime Wednesday.