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Curry, Durant ejected as Warriors fall

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Golden State Warriors not only lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, they lost their cool in the closing minute.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both were ejected with 43 seconds left Saturday night, a fitting end to a frustrating night for Warriors in a 111-101 loss to Memphis.

"My pockets will be a lot lighter for sure," Curry said about the ejection after thinking he was fouled and throwing his mouthpiece. Durant may draw additional penalties after it appeared he possible made an obscene gesture to the Memphis crowd.


Magic stun Cavs, end 17-game series skid

CLEVELAND (AP) The Orlando Magic certainly know how to end a long losing streak.

Nikola Vucevic scored 23 points and the Magic snapped a 17-game skid against the Cleveland Cavaliers, routing the defending Eastern Conference champions 114-93 on Saturday night.


Antetokounmpo's 44 get Bucks by Blazers

MILWAUKEE (AP) After scoring a career-high 44 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo wrote a note on the game ball.

"This is for daddy. We got a win tonight," the 22-year-old Milwaukee Bucks player said, remembering his father, Charles, who died last month at age 54.


Jazz defense stifles Thunder in win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder were the talk of the offseason after adding two more All-Stars to the roster. None of that mattered against a deep Utah Jazz team built to defend.

Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Jazz to a 96-87 victory over the Thunder.


Rockets roll by Mavericks in home opener

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden and Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni stressed Saturday night the importance of establishing a consistent defensive presence.

Harden scored 29 points to lead the Rockets to a 107-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the team's home opener on Saturday night.


DeRozan has 30, Raptors beat 76ers again

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan fought off flu-like symptoms to give the Toronto Raptors their biggest-ever win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

DeRozan scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 21 and the Raptors won their 10th straight home game over Philadelphia, routing the 76ers 128-94 on Saturday night.


Griffin's 29 key Clippers' rout of Suns

LOS ANGELES (AP) With two straight blowout wins, the Los Angeles Clippers like how they're playing.

Blake Griffin had 29 points and eight rebounds, Patrick Beverley added 15 points and six steals, and the Clippers cruised to a 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night in their home opener.


Aldridge has 28-10 as Spurs best Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs aren't sure when Kawhi Leonard's season will start.

Fortunately for them, there's another All-Star forward on the roster to carry the load.


Pistons rally from 21 down to top Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) Stan Van Gundy sees such a difference in his Detroit Pistons that he considered picking Andre Drummond to shoot a technical foul shot.

He's not quite ready for that, but he's already convinced this team has what last season's lacked.


Cousins fined $25K for language to fan

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan.

The league says Saturday that Cousins was penalized for his actions that came with 50 seconds remaining in the Pelicans' 103-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

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