• 55°

NBA Roundup

Associated Press
The NBA roundup …
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, James Harden added 20, and Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated by winning the rematch of its seven-game victory in last season’s second-round playoff series against Memphis 98-95.
Kendrick Perkins added 10 for Oklahoma City, but point guard Russell Westbrook had only four points, all on free throws while misfiring on 13 shots from the field.
SPURS 115, CLIPPERS 90
SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili scored 24 points and DeJuan Blair added 20 to lead San Antonio to its 17th straight home victory over the Clippers.
Blake Griffin scored 28 points for the Clippers, while Chris Paul was held to 3-of-10 shooting and finished with 10 points.
HORNETS 97, CELTICS 78
NEW ORLEANS — Jarrett Jack had 21 points and nine assists in his season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home opener against winless Boston.
The Celtics are 0-3 for the first time since 2006-07, the season before they traded to bring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in to help star Paul Pierce. Pierce has yet to play this season because of a bruised right heel.
NUGGETS 117, JAZZ 100
DENVER— Nene scored 25 points, reserve Al Harrington had 18 points and seven rebounds, and Denver rolled over Utah.
Ty Lawson had 15 points and Danilo Gallinari had 11 points and five rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won their first two games of the season by double digits.
CAVALIERS 105, PISTONS 89
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points and seven assists to help Cleveland spoil Detroit’s first home opener with new owner Tom Gores.
76ERS 103, SUNS 83
PHOENIX (AP) — Andre Iguodala scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures and added six assists for Philadelphia.
HAWKS 101, WIZARDS 83
ATLANTA — Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and Atlanta beat Washington.Marvin Williams scored 17 points, Josh Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Al Horford added another double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.
PACERS 90, RAPTORS 85
TORONTO — Danny Granger scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Indiana beat spoiled Toronto’s home opener.
Paul George had 18 points, David West scored 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana, which beat Detroit at home on Monday, won for the seventh time in 11 games against Toronto, and snapped a streak of 11 straight victories by the home team in the series.
DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points and Andrea Bargnani had 21 for Toronto.

Comments

Comments closed.

Business

With remote expansion, outsource provider FCR looks to become an ‘exceptional part’ of Rowan community

Local

City expects $1.5 million surplus in current budget, ability to raise some wages for police, public works

Education

Enochville Elementary to host farewell event May 1

High School

High school softball: Carson beats West in a wild one

College

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will speak at NC State graduation

High School

Wonders, Trojans facing off Monday on Cannon Ballers’ field

Local

City approves two apartment developments, more than 160 new units

Nation/World

Crowds react with joy, wariness to verdict in Floyd’s death

News

Bill seeks to end pistol purchase permits from NC sheriffs

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 300th death attributed to COVID-19

News

Chauvin convicted on all counts in George Floyd’s death

Local

Top North Carolina House finance chair, Rowan representative stripped of position

Crime

One charged, another hospitalized in fight between cousins

Local

Bell Tower Green renamed to honor Stanbacks; Nancy Stanback receives key to city

Business

Commissioners green light additional houses at Cherry Treesort in China Grove

Education

A.L. Brown will hold in-person, outdoor graduation

Local

Granite Quarry awards FEMA contract for Granite Lake Park

Local

City to vote on apartment developments, final phases of Grants Creek Greenway project

High School

High school football: North receiver McArthur a rising star

Columnists

Carl Blankenship: Pollen and prejudice make their return

News

Harris pitches $2.3T spending plan on trip to North Carolina

Nation/World

Murder case against ex-cop in Floyd’s death goes to the jury

Crime

Sheriff’s office: Man takes deputies on chase with stolen moped

Coronavirus

Afternoon, evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic planned Thursday