The Chicago Bulls ended the Utah Jazz’s unbeaten start to the season with a win. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 32 points. The Bulls, who improved to 5-1 on the season, had a 17-point lead at one point before hanging on for a 107-99 victory.
The Jazz had had their best start to a season since 2006-07. They were defending the last remaining unbeaten NBA record. The Bulls got 26 points from Zach LaVine, who played despite a thumb sprain, and 16 points and 12 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic.
The Milwaukee Bucks, the reigning champs, were defeated 102-93 by the San Antonio Spurs, who won their first game away from home this season. Dejounte Murray and Bryn Forbes led the way for the Spurs, who had five players score in double figures against a Bucks team that was dealing with injuries.
The Washington Wizards continued their strong start to the season by defeating the Boston Celtics in double overtime, 115-112. As the Wizards matched their best start since 2005-06, Bradley Beal led the club with 36 points and Kyle Kuzuma had a career-high 17 rebounds.
The Detroit Pistons defeated the Orlando Magic 110-103, the Denver Nuggets narrowly defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91, and the Miami Heat easily defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 129-103, with Jimmy Butler recording a game-high 27 points.
The New York Knicks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 123-117, the Philadelphia 76ers won their second straight game by defeating the Atlanta Hawks, and the Phoenix Suns overcame a poor start to overcome the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Source: BBC Sport