Warriors match top start in team history
MEMPHIS – Stephen Curry poured in 28 points and racked up five assists, five rebounds and five steals to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 100-84 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. With the victory, the 9-0 Warriors matched their best start in franchise history that was set 55 years ago.
Curry scored 17 points in the third quarter. To end the period, he tipped and stole a pass before racing down the court and leaning in to hit a 40-foot buzzer beater to give the Warriors a 75-64 lead.
The Warriors visit Minnesota on Thursday night.
• BIG FINISH I: Cody Zeller scored on a layup off an inbounds play with 0.6 seconds left and the host Hornets held on for a 95-93 victory over the Knicks. Kristaps Porzingis hit from 29 feet on the ensuing inbounds play, but officials huddled and ruled he didn't get the shot off in time.
• BIG FINISH II: Nik Vucevic hit a fallaway 18-footer over 7-2 Roy Hibbert at the buzzer to lift the host Magic to a 101-99 victory over the Lakers.
• 76ERS FALL TO 0-8: One year after starting 0-17, the 76ers have lost their first eight games of this season. With its 119-103 loss to the visiting Raptors, Philadelphia has lost 18 straight games dating to March 27, 2015. That's the fourth-longest mark in franchise history.
•DIRK CAN STILL DO IT: Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points as the Mavericks soothed some bitterness after having DeAndre Jordan go back on his word and rejoin the Clippers by beating Los Angeles 118-108.
• NETS WIN FIRST GAME: The Nets broke a seven-game skid to start the season with a 106-98 victory over the host Rockets.
•KINGS WIN SECOND: DeMarcus Cousins scored 33 points and Rudy Gay 25 as Sacramento beat visiting Detroit 101-92.
•WELCOME BACK, SON: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points in his first return visit to Portland as the Spurs beat the Blazers 113-101.
• Stats of the day: Atlanta's Al Horford made four of six three-pointers in a 106-98 win over New Orleans. Ten games into the season, Horford has 12 threes (on 36 attempts). That's one more than he made all of last season; in fact, he made only 10 from that distance his first seven years in the league. … Clippers point guard Chris Paul became the 15th player to surpass 7,000 career assists. He did it in 706 games for the fourth-fastest behind John Stockton (625), Magic Johnson (637) and Oscar Robertson (667).
• INJURY UPDATE: New Orleans played without star Anthony Davis (hip contusion) Wednesday. … Magic guard Victor Oladipo left Wednesday's game in the first quarter because of a concussion. … The Nuggets announced forward Wilson Chandler will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip.