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The Spurs improved to 4-0 amongst all of Monday night's games.
Spurs 101, Pacers 79
The Spurs are on their best start in team history as they clobbered the Pacers en route to opening the season 4-0. It was a pretty standard San Antonio Spurs team-wide performance. Five players finished with double digit points, including Stephen Jackson, DeJuan Blair and Gary Neal all from the bench. George Hill finished the game with 15 points, four rebounds and six assists for the Pacers who never really found themselves in the game.
Knicks 110, Sixers 88
The Knicks also stayed unbeaten to open the season as they won their third straight game by more than 20 points. The Knicks finished with seven players in double digits, including four starters. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 21 points.
The Nets hung with the Timberwolves for three quarters but forgot to stick around for the fourth when they were outscored 32-10. Andrei Kirilenko finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a game where the Timberwolves outscored the Nets in the paint 62-34.
The Grizzlies stuck with a tight nine man rotation in their home opening win spurred by forward Zach Randolph's monster game of 16 points and 18 rebounds. Center Marc Gasol chipped in 22 points and went a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe.
O.J. Mayo continues to be a choice pickup for the Mavericks as he dropped 32 points on the Blazers as the Mavericks improved to 3-1. The Blazers got 20 points each from forward LaMarcus Aldridge and guard Wesley Matthews but the bench didn't provide much oomph at all. The Blazers bench saw a total of 79 minutes on the floor but only scored 17 points.
DeMarcus Cousins gathered 15 rebounds and scored 23 points as he powered the Kings to their first win of the season. Guards Aaron Brooks and Marcus Thornton provided the extra energy off the bench needed to give the Kings the win over the Warriors. Guard Klay Thompson led all Warriors with 22 points.
The Clippers gave up over 100 points in their second straight loss and the Cavaliers held on to improve to 2-2. Dion Walters drained seven 3-pointers and Kyrie Irving added 24 points of his own to hold off the Clippers fourth quarter attempted comeback.