Bulls fall to disappointing home loss to the Pacers…
The Cleveland Cavaliers picked up their fourth consecutive win as they broke an NBA record with a quick start against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
LeBron James scored 32 points as the Cavaliers made their first 11 three-point attempts, including nine in the first quarter, as they secured a lopsided win.
Cleveland became the first team in NBA history to go 9 for 9 or better from behind the arc in a quarter, and they showed no signs of fatigue on a back-to-back as they begin to click into gear after a rocky start to the season.
However, it was a disappointing night at the United Center for the Chicago Bulls, as they slip to 2-3 at home this season following their loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Jimmy Butler had a career-high 32 points along with six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the Eastern Conference giants who continue to struggle at home, and perhaps more disappointingly, lost to a Pacers team decimated by injuries.
Luis Scola had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the visitors, while AJ Price added 21 points to help pick up an impressive road win.
There was also a shock in the Western Conference as the San Antonio Spurs fell to a loss to the Sacramento Kings, with DeMarcus Cousins leading the hosts with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
The Kings blew leads of 24 and 26 points in losing their previous two games, but they made no mistake on Saturday as they snapped a nine-game losing streak to the defending champions.
San Antonio now slip to 5-4 for the season while Sacramento improve to 6-4 as they show signs of making an impression this year.
In the late tip-off in the West, the Los Angeles Clippers got back on track with an important win over the Phoenix Suns at the Staples Center.
Chris Paul had 32 points, five rebounds and nine assists in a huge performance, but there was shared scoring across the roster while DeAndre Jordan crashed the boards and grabbed 18 rebounds.
Orlando Magic 93-98 Washington Wizards
Atlanta Hawks 94-127 Cleveland Cavaliers
Utah Jazz 93-111 Toronto Raptors
Indiana Pacers 99-90 Chicago Bulls
Detroit Pistons 88-95 Memphis Grizzlies
Minnesota Timberwolves 117-131 Dallas Mavericks
Brooklyn Nets 87-97 Portland Trail Blazers
San Antonio Spurs 91-94 Sacramento Kings
Charlotte Hornets 87-112 Golden State Warriors
Phoenix Suns 107-120 Los Angeles Clippers