New York 113, Milwaukee 98
San Antonio 102, Orlando 89
Brooklyn 96, Detroit 90
Washington 115, Memphis 87
Cleveland 102, Toronto 101
LA Clippers 104, Minnesota 94
Golden State 126, New Orleans 85
Sacramento 140, Charlotte 110
Portland 110, Indiana 106
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Julius Randle posted a game-high 32 points as the New York Knicks rallied from a 21-point first-half deficit to beat the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks, 113-98, on Friday.
The Knicks outscored the Bucks 94-60 over the final three quarters to snap a two-game losing skid in front of a crowd of 17,300 at the Fiserv Forum.
Randle went 11-for-22 from the field and added 12 rebounds, while RJ Barrett finished with 20 points to record his fifth straight game with at least 20 points.
Derrick Rose came off the bench to score 23 points as the Knicks dominated the Bucks 54-28 points in the paint.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Elsewhere, Kevin Durant scored 29 points and added 10 rebounds as the Brooklyn Nets won their fourth straight game, holding on to beat the Detroit Pistons, 96-90.
Durant also had five assists and LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points for the Nets, who had to stave off a fourth-quarter Pistons rally for the win.
Durant became the first player in Nets history to score at least 20 points in the first nine games of a season.
Blake Griffin added 13 points and Bruce Brown chipped in 10 for the Nets. James Harden finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists but also committed nine turnovers.
“You are going to have games where emotionally, physically or mentally you just aren’t sharp,” Nets coach Steve Nash said. “I didn’t think we were as sharp as we needed to be tonight, but we scrapped defensively and won the game.”
In San Francisco, Stephen Curry led a high-octane Golden State offence with 19 points and six assists as the Warriors clobbered the New Orleans Pelicans 126-85.
In Washington, Montrezl Harrell scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Washington Wizards used a balanced scoring attack and a stifling defence to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 115-87.
Seven players scored in double figures to complement the stingy defence by the Wizards.
The Wizards opened up a double-digit lead at the end of the third quarter and never looked back.
In Florida, Dejounte Murray finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs snapped a two-game losing streak, beating the host Orlando Magic 102-89. Devin Vassell had 12 of the Spurs’ 35 points from their reserves.