PHOENIX — Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Stephen Curry added 28 as the Golden State Warriors held off the pesky Phoenix Suns 106-100 Sunday.
Klay Thompson had 14 points and Draymond Green had 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who trailed by as many as 13 in the first half before limiting the Suns to 43 second-half points.
Golden State had their biggest lead of the game — seven points — at 101-94 after a Durant alley-oop layup from Andre Iguodala with 1:19 left to play. however, the pulled back within two points on a Jared Dudley layup with 14.8 seconds to play. Curry hit two free throws with 12.9 left, and the Suns didn’t score again. Durant iced the game on two free throws with seven seconds remaining.
T.J. Warren had 26 points and Eric Bledsoe added 21 for the Suns, who have opened the season with three straight losses. Devin Booker scored seven points on 3-for 12 shooting and didn’t score his first basket until the 8:13 mark of the third quarter.
OKC Thunder 113, LA Lakers 96
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook recorded his second consecutive triple-double to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook posted 33 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds while taking only 21 shots en route to his 39th career triple-double. Through three games, he is averaging 38.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and 11.6 assists.
Victor Oladipo added 20 points, while Steven Adams scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Thunder (3-0). D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle paced the Lakers with 20 points apiece. Randle also grabbed nine rebounds. Nick Young scored 16 for Los Angeles (1-2).
Pistons 98, Bucks 83
AUBURN HILLS — Andre Drummond notched his 10th career 20-20 game with 20 points and 23 rebounds, and Detroit won its second straight, topping Milwaukee. Drummond added three blocks and two steals for the Pistons. Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope supplied 21 points and six rebounds, Tobias Harris had 16 points, and Marcus Morris and Ish Smith chipped in 11 points apiece for Detroit. Giannis Antetokounmpo carried the Bucks with 17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three blocks. Jabari Parker had 13 points and six rebounds, center Greg Monroe tossed in 11 points off the bench, and Matthew Dellavedova contributed 10 points and five assists for Milwaukee.
Clippers 88, Utah 75
LOS ANGELES — Austin Rivers came off the bench to score 19 points, and Blake Griffin added 18 points and 10 rebounds, sparking Los Angeles to a victory over Utah Jazz in the Clippers’ home opener. Reserve Jamal Crawford chipped in 12 points, while DeAndre Jordan contributed 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers. George Hill paced the Jazz with 18 points and was the only Utah player to reach double figures. Joe Johnson scored seven points in the opening quarter, but failed to score again.
Grizzlies 112, Wizards 103 (OT)
MEMPHIS — Mike Conley scored 24 points — 11 coming in the closing minutes of regulation and in overtime — and Marc Gasol added 20, including three key 3-pointers in the same time span, to lift Memphis past Washington.
Gasol’s 3-pointer with 15.7 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and two more treys in OT clinched the win. Memphis made 15 3-pointers.
John Wall had 22 points and 13 assists and Marcin Gortat added 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Wizards. Each of the Wizards’ starters scored in double figures.
Rockets 93, Mavericks 92
HOUSTON — James Harden scored a game-high 28 points, including one free throw with 0.1 seconds remaining, to lift Houston over Dallas.
Harden drew a foul from Mavericks swingman Wesley Matthews on a desperate drive to the basket immediately after Matthews pulled Dallas even with a 3-pointer with 4.1 seconds remaining. Matthews fouled out on the play, and Harden made the second free throw after missing the first.
Matthews paced Dallas with 25 points. Harden added seven rebounds and seven assists.