Tony Parker scored 20 points, Tiago Splitter added 17, and the San Antonio Spurs pulled away for a 102-86 victory over the Grizzlies on Friday night in Memphis.
San Antonio (11-1) won its ninth straight to add to the best start in franchise history.
It was an efficient night for the Spurs, who shot 42 of 79 from the field (53.2 percent). Manu Ginobili added 15 points to lead a San Antonio bench that scored 45 points.
The Spurs ended the game on a 23-8 run after Memphis pulled within 79-78 midway through the fourth quarter.
It was a costly loss for the Grizzlies, who had starting center Marc Gasol leave the game with a sprained left knee early in the second quarter.
Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 28 points. Zach Randolph added 16.
Trail Blazers 98, Bulls 95 — Derrick Rose injured his right knee and the Chicago star, who sat out last season following surgery on his other knee, did not return during a loss to host Portland, which has won nine in a row. Rose, who led the Bulls with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, is expected to have an MRI Saturday.
Wesley Matthews had a season-high 28 points and Damian Lillard added 20 to help the Trail Blazers run their winning streak to nine games.
Lakers 102, Warriors 95 — Pau Gasol had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Nick Young scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half for host Los Angeles.
Timberwolves 111, Nets 81 — Kevin Love had 17 points, 16 rebounds, and 4 assists in 28 minutes, and host Minnesota beat Brooklyn, topping Kevin Garnett for the first time since he was traded away in 2007.
76ers 115, Bucks 107 — Evan Turner scored 27 points and Spencer Hawes scored 11 of his 25 points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime for host Philadelphia.
Suns 98, Bobcats 91 — Channing Frye scored 20 points, P.J. Tucker was perfect from the field (6 for 6), and visiting Phoenix defeated Charlotte to snap a four-game losing streak.
Mavericks 103, Jazz 93 — Monta Ellis scored 26 points to pace five Mavericks in double figures as host Dallas built a 28-point first-half lead and withstood Utah’s second-half rally.
Hawks 96, Pistons 89 — Jeff Teague scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter, then helped Atlanta hold on with a spectacular blocked shot in the final minutes of a victory over Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Raptors 96, Wizards 88 — DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 17 points to help Toronto beat visiting Washington, overcoming John Wall’s season-high 37 points.
Pelicans 104, Cavaliers 100 — Anthony Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and host New Orleans erased a 12-point deficit in the final five minutes to beat Cleveland.