The Orlando Magic had a more comfortable home win, sprinting out to an early lead before cruising to a 102-89 win over the Denver Nuggets. Glen Davis scored 29 points for the Magic, who lost forward Hedo Turkoglu to a broken left hand.
The Minnesota Timberwolves overcame a weak shooting performance to beat the the Sacramento Kings 92-80. J.J. Barea had 21 points and five assists in 28 minutes.
The Memphis Grizzlies ruined Golden State’s home opener, running away from the Warriors in the second half to notch a 104-94 victory. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley both scored 21 points.
Warriors forward Brandon Rush injured his left knee in a scary fall and was to have scans yesterday.
The Phoenix Suns brought up their first win of the season, beating the Detroit Pistons 92-89, with Marcin Gortat having 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Detroit got no closer than six points until the final minute, but still had a chance to tie it on the last possession.