Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers both notched their first win while last year's Western Conference Champions continue to struggle.
The Phoenix Suns took a 10-point lead into the locker room at halftime, but were outscored by 20 points in the third quarter as the Orlando Magic sent the Suns packing with a 115-94 loss. Luis Scola and Michael Beasley scored 24 and 22 points, respectively, for Suns. That wasn't enough to overcome 22 points each from Glen Davis and Arron Afflalo, as well as 24 points off the bench from J.J. Redick. The Suns head down to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat tonight.
The Los Angeles Lakers finally looked like the team everyone was expecting them to be in a 108-79 win over the Detroit Pistons. Dwight Howard finished with 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting.
The Toronto Raptors also picked up their first win 105-86 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves didn't do much to help themselves, turning the ball over 24 times in the game.
The New York Knicks continued their good start to the season, getting to 2-0 on the year with a 100-84 win over the Andrew Bynum-less Philadelphia 76ers.
The Atlanta Hawks picked up a win despite being without Josh Smith, as they beat last year's NBA Finals runner-ups in the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-95.