The first full Saturday of action in the NBA included the Nets and the defending champion Heat.
A packed Saturday night schedule of NBA games included big victories for the Brooklyn Nets and the San Antonio Spurs, as every NBA team has now played at least one game this season. The Nets were led by Brook Lopez's 27 points. The defending champion Miami Heat survived a showdown with the Denver Nuggets, as Ray Allen nailed a corner three with time winding down to give the Heat a three-point victory. The Spurs continued their hot start to the season, topping the Utah Jazz, 110-100. And the New Orleans Hornets grabbed a surprising victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Here's Saturday night's full scoreboard:
Toronto jumped out to a 35-27 lead after the first quarter, but the Nets recovered in the second, outscoring the Raptors by 16 to take an 8-point halftime lead. The two teams stayed close in the second half, with Brooklyn ultimately pulling away in the final minutes of the game.
Allen provided the late heroics, but Chris Bosh did the heavy lifting for Miami, scoring 40 points and hauling down seven rebounds. LeBron James, meanwhile, came within a rebound of a triple-double, finishing with 20 points, 11 assists and nine boards.
Spurs 110, Jazz 100
Hornets 89, Bulls 82
The game was extremely close throughout, but the Trailblazers broke it open in overtime on their way to the victory.