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NBA roundup: Warriors hold off Suns behind Kevin Durant’s outing

Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 37 points, with teammate Steph Curry adding 28.Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Stephen Curry added 28 to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 106-100 win in Phoenix on Sunday night. The Warriors didn’t seal the victory until Curry made two free throws with 12.9 seconds left.

Clippers 88, Jazz 75 — Austin Rivers scored 19 points and Blake Griffin added 18 to lead Los Angeles in its home opener.

Jamal Crawford added 12 points, and DeAndre Jordan had 16 rebounds, despite spraining his right thumb.

Pistons 98, Bucks 83 — Andre Drummond had 20 points and 23 rebounds to lead Detroit over Milwaukee in Auburn Hills, Mich.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21 points for the Pistons, who scored 7 straight points in the final minute of the third quarter to build a 10-point lead.

Spurs 106, Heat 99 — Kawhi Leonard scored 14 of his 27 points in the final 6:04 to lead San Antonio to a win in Miami and remain unbeaten.

Thunder 113, Lakers 96 Russell Westbrook scored 33 points as part of yet another triple-double to help host Oklahoma City remain unbeaten.

Grizzlies 112, Wizards 103 — Marc Gasol (20 points) hit a 3-pointer to send the game into OT and two in the extra session for host Memphis.

Gasol’s 3 from 27 feet with 15.7 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 100-all. John Wall’s 9-foot attempt at the horn was off, sending the game to an extra period.

Mike Conley had 24 points and 11 assists for the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph had 22 points, while Vince Carter added 18 while shooting 5 for 6 on 3s.

Rockets 93, Mavericks 92 — James Harden (28 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists) made a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, lifting Houston in its home opener.

Harden was fouled by Wesley Matthews on a driving layup at the buzzer with the game tied, then made the second of two free-throw attempts.


After trailing by 10 entering the fourth quarter, Dallas tied it at 92 with a 3-pointer by Matthews with 4.1 seconds remaining.

Matthews led Dallas with 25 points and J.J. Barea scored 18 points off the bench. In falling to the Rockets for the second time in three days, the Mavericks fell to 0-3 for the first time since 2011-12, the lockout-shortened season following their title.

Dallas was without Dirk Nowitzki (illness, sore Achilles’ tendon) for a second straight game. Nowitzki participated in pregame warmups but was a late scratch.