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NBA roundup: Sacramento wins at Phoenix, improves to 5-1

DeMarcus Cousins
Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins puts up a shot past Markieff and Marcus Morris of Phoenix during the second half of a game on Nov. 7. The Kings beat the Suns, 114-112, in double overtime.
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Rudy Gay hit a turnaround jumper with 1:07 left in the second overtime Friday night, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 114-112 victory at Phoenix.

Center DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 18 rebounds before fouling out in the final minute of regulation for the Kings, who are 5-1, their best start since the 1999-2000 season. Darren Collison scored 16 and Gay, who was averaging 24.4 points, finished with 11.

Eric Bledsoe had 23 points and eight assists for the Suns, who were outscored 22-11 in the fourth quarter.

Memphis 91, at Oklahoma City 89: Mike Conley scored 20 points to help the Grizzlies improve to 6-0, tied with Houston for the NBA’s best record. The Thunder, missing injured stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and several other key players, is 1-5.

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Cleveland 110, at Denver 101: LeBron James had 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and six teammates scored in double figures to help the Cavaliers end a two-game skid.

at Charlotte 122, Atlanta 119 (2OT): Lance Stephenson banked in a game-winning 33-foot three-pointer at the buzzer in the second overtime. Al Jefferson scored 34 points for the Hornets.

at Boston 101, Indiana 98: Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Celtics, who won the game but lost rookie point guard Marcus Smart. The No. 6 pick in this year’s draft injured his left leg in the fourth quarter and was carted to the locker room.

at Brooklyn 110, New York 99: Deron Williams scored a season-high 29 points and the Nets beat the Knicks at home for only the second time since moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn in 2012. Carmelo Anthony missed 15 of 20 shots and scored 19 points for New York, which dropped its third in a row.

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at Toronto 103, Washington 84: Kyle Lowry had 13 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, and DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points for the Raptors, who are 5-1 for the first time in team history.

Dallas 105, at Utah 82: Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks, and Tyson Chandler had 15 points and 13 boards.

Chicago 118, at Philadelphia 115: Mike Dunleavy scored 12 of his season-high 27 points in the third quarter, and the Bulls held off a late push by the 76ers, who fell to 0-6, their worst start since losing their first 15 in 1972-73 when they set an NBA mark for futility by finishing 9-73. Chicago is 4-0 on the road.

at Orlando 112, Minnesota 103 (OT): Rookie Aaron Gordon had six of his 17 points in overtime, and the Magic earned its first home win of the season.

at Detroit 98, Milwaukee 95: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points for the Pistons, and Brandon Jennings scored 15 against his former team.


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