Memphis end Knicks run, Lakers back to winning ways

Updated: November 17, 2012

Kobe Bryant got the Lakers back to winning ways, Harden and Houston got edged in over time, Memphis ended the Knicks unbeaten start, Oklahoma thrashed New Orleans, Philadelphia accounted for Utah while there were also wins for Orlando, Indiana, Golden State and Atlanta.

Memphis continued with their impressive start when they ended New Yorks unbeaten start. Following back-to-back convincing wins over last year’s NBA finalists, Memphis beat this season’s last unbeaten team Friday and continued its best start in franchise history. Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 24 points and seven boards in the Grizzlies’ 105-95 victory over the New York Knicks. Rudy Gay netted 17 points and Mike Conley tallied 16 points and eight assists for Memphis, which is perfect since a season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and surpassed New York as the league’s top team for the first time in frachise history at 7-1. The Grizzlies, who extended their home winning streak to 15 games, throttled Miami, 104-86, on Sunday before beating the Thunder in Oklahoma City, 107-97, on Wednesday.

Damian Lillard scored 14 of his 27 points in the final 8:03, rallying the Portland Trail Blazers to another overtime win over the Houston Rockets, this time by a 119-117 decision at the Rose Garden.

J.J. Redick scored 23 points and hit the go-ahead basket with 42.8 seconds left as the Orlando Magic stopped their five-game losing streak by rallying for a 110-106 win over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Kyle Korver and Lou Williams combined for 43 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 112-96 wire-to-wire thrashing of the Sacramento Kings.

All five Pacers starters scored in double figures, led by 15 points apiece from David West and George Hill, as Indiana finally lit up the scoreboard in a 103-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Kevin Durant donated 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists on Friday to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-95 thumping of the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena.

David Lee notched a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 106-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jrue Holiday poured in a game-high 26 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers down the Utah Jazz, 99-93.

Kobe Bryant led the way for the Lakers contributing with 31 points in a 114-102 win over Phoenix.

Tonight’s match ups sees defending champions Miami play their last game on the road for now against Phoenix, Toronto are at Boston in a battle of the basement in the Atlantic Division, Washington are at home still searching for that first win of the season against Utah, Charlotte with 3 consecutive wins host Memphis who are on a hot streak with 7 from 7, Dallas are at Cleveland who are on a 4 game losing slide, Central Division leaders Milwaukee host struggling New Orleans, San Antonio hope to return to winning ways at home to Denver and Chicago face the Clippers at the Staples Center. The Clippers have surprised many this season so far and will be looking to extend their winning run to 4.