All five Pacers starters scored in double figures, led by 15 points apiece from David West and George Hill, as Indiana finally lit up the scoreboard in a 103-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks. The Pacers, who had lost five of six coming in, eclipsed the century mark in regulation for the first time this season. They came in averaging a league-low 87.8 points per game, but shot a respectable 47 percent from the field and made 6-of-16 attempts from behind the arc on Friday. Sam Young chipped in 14 points off the bench for Indiana, which received 14 points and eight rebounds from Roy Hibbert. Lance Stephenson scored 10 of his 12 points in a lopsided second half, while Paul George netted 11 points in the victory. Dallas was paced by O.J. Mayo's 19 points and lost for the fourth time in five games. Darren Collison, who spent the last two seasons in Indiana, was held to 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting in defeat.
Final Score: Philadelphia 99, Utah 93
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Jrue Holiday poured in a game-high 26 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers down the Utah Jazz, 99-93, Friday at Wells Fargo Center. Holiday also handed out seven assists, while Jason Richardson buried five 3- pointers en route to 20 points and Thaddeus Young chipped in 14 points for the Sixers, who snapped a two-game skid. Paul Millsap paced the Jazz with 22 points and seven rebounds and DeMarre Carroll donated a career-high 17 points in the setback, Utah's second in a row.
Final Score: Orlando 110, Detroit 106
Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - J.J. Redick scored 23 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 42.8 seconds left as the Orlando Magic stopped their five-game losing streak by rallying for a 110-106 win over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Redick's 3-pointer from near the left baseline gave Orlando a 104-102 lead, and the sharpshooter later sank two clutch free throws to cap a late 7-2 spurt that helped the Magic overcome a 13-point deficit with under 15 minutes left. Arron Afflalo added 19 points and Glen Davis, Nikola Vucevic and Jameer Nelson each posted double-doubles for Orlando, which also recorded its first road victory in four tries this year. Nelson had 13 points and 10 assists in his first outing back from a six-game absence caused by a strained hamstring. Davis amassed 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Vucevic finished with 11 points and matched a career high by grabbing 13 boards. Greg Monroe netted 23 points and Tayshaun Prince ended with 18 on 7-of-11 shooting for a Detroit team that ended an eight-game skid to begin the season with Wednesday's 94-76 win at Philadelphia.
Final Score: Golden State 106, Minnesota 98
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - David Lee notched a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 106-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Harrison Barnes also scored 18 and added nine rebounds while Stephen Curry had 17 points and six assists for the Warriors, who have won two straight. Carl Landry netted 15 points off the bench and Klay Thompson donated 12 points in the victory. Derrick Williams netted a game-high 23 points and Alexey Shved added 22 points for the T'Wolves, losers in three of their last four.
Final Score: Oklahoma City 110, New Orleans 95
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant donated 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists on Friday to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-95 thumping of the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena. Kevin Martin poured in 27 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook recorded a double- double with 10 points and 12 assists for the Thunder, who have won six of their last seven games. Ryan Anderson paced the Hornets with 15 points and seven boards, while Robin Lopez netted 12 points and Roger Mason Jr. added 11 points for New Orleans, which has lost two in a row.
Final Score: Memphis 105, New York 95
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - The Memphis Grizzlies have made quite the early impression. Following back-to-back convincing wins over last year's NBA finalists, Memphis beat this season's last unbeaten team Friday and continued its best start in franchise history. Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 24 points and seven boards in the Grizzlies' 105-95 victory over the New York Knicks. Rudy Gay netted 17 points and Mike Conley tallied 16 points and eight assists for Memphis, which is perfect since a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and surpassed New York as the league's top team at 7-1. The Grizzlies, who extended their home winning streak to 15 games, throttled Miami, 104-86, on Sunday before beating the Thunder in Oklahoma City, 107-97, on Wednesday. New York, which began 6-0 for the first time since 1993-94, was led by Carmelo Anthony's 20 points.
Final Score: Portland 119, Houston 117 (OT)
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 27 points in the final 8:03, rallying the Portland Trail Blazers to another overtime win over the Houston Rockets, this time by a 119-117 decision at the Rose Garden. The Blazers pulled out a 95-85 overtime victory at the Toyota Center on Nov. 3, and needed to erase a 16-point deficit Friday just to force an extra five minutes. Nicolas Batum was the catalyst for the comeback, finishing with 35 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 29 points, including the go-ahead free throw late in OT to give Portland its second straight win coming off a four-game slide. James Harden logged 29 points to pace the Rockets, losers in five of their last seven games. Omer Asik added 16 points and 16 rebounds before fouling out, while Jeremy Lin logged 11 points, 11 assists and six boards in defeat.
Final Score: Atlanta 112, Sacramento 96
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - Kyle Korver and Lou Williams combined for 43 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 112-96 thrashing of the Sacramento Kings on Friday. Korver poured in a game-high 22 points and Williams had 21 points and five assists. Al Horford chipped in with 20 points and 10 boards and Josh Smith had 19 points, eight rebounds and dished out six assists for the Hawks, winners in two of their last three. Jason Thompson netted 19 points and Marcus Thornton donated 17 points off the bench for the Kings, losers of four straight. DeMarcus Cousins was held to just nine points, but pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds in the setback.
Final Score: LA Lakers 114, Phoenix 102
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - A new coach is finally in place for the Lakers, but Mike D'Antoni and his crutches were unable to make it back in time for a reunion against the team where he rose to prominence. Instead, D'Antoni will make his debut Sunday. Kobe Bryant netted 31 points in the Lakers' 114-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Metta World Peace had 22 points, Dwight Howard tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds and Pau Gasol added 16 points and 10 boards for Los Angeles, which has won three of its four contests under interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff since a 1-4 start forced Mike Brown out of town. Goran Dragic recorded 22 points and seven assists for the Suns, who have dropped three of their last four games.