Spurs KO Knicks
New York — Danny Green had 24 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs pounded the New York Knicks 120-89 on Sunday for their fourth straight victory.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and Tony Parker had 17 in a game that was close for about 3 minutes. San Antonio scored the first 10 points, led by as many as 37, and was in complete control in between.
Tim Duncan took just four shots but finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds as San Antonio shot 54 percent.
The Spurs spoiled the season debut of Knicks guard J.R. Smith, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year. Suspended the first five games of the season for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, Smith shot 1 of 9 and scored five points in 20 minutes.
Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani both scored 16 for the Knicks.
Thunder 106, Wizards 105
Oklahoma City — Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including a tying 3 late in regulation and the go-ahead foul shots in overtime that sent the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Washington Wizards.
John Wall missed a driving layup attempt at the buzzer for Washington, which was seeking its third straight win. Bradley Beal scored a career-high 34 points for the Wizards.
Oklahoma City trailed 92-82 with 3:26 left with the fourth quarter, but went on a 14-4 run. Durant capped the burst with a straightaway 3-pointer with 13.6 seconds left.
Suns 101, Pelicans 94
Phoenix — Eric Bledsoe scored 24 points and Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 23 as the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans.
Morris shot 9 of 12, and has gone 30 for 38 from the field over his past three games.
while averaging 24.7 points in that span.
Gerald Green scored 15 and Goran Dragic added 12 for the Suns, who have won four of five.
Suns coach Jeff Hornacek became the first coach in franchise history to win his first four home games.
Jason Smith scored 22 points while Jrue Holiday and Anthony Morrow each had 16 for the Pelicans.