NBA roundup: Wizards off to best start in 40 years

NBA roundup: Wizards off to best start in 40 years
Washington's John Wall looks to pass the ball in front of Orlando's Victor Oladipo, left, and Channing Frye on Saturday night. (Michael Reynolds / EPA)

John Wall had 15 points and 10 assists, and the Washington Wizards improved their impressive start with a 98-93 victory over the visiting Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

The Wizards won their third in a row and moved to 7-2, their best start since opening 7-1 during the 1974-75 season.


Washington's bench outscored Orlando's reserves, 48-13.

at Cleveland 127, Atlanta 94: LeBron James scored 32 points, and the Cavaliers became the first team in NBA history to go nine for nine or better on three-point shots in a quarter, making all nine from beyond the arc during the first quarter.

at Toronto 111, Utah 93: DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points, Jonas Valanciunas set season highs with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Raptors won for the sixth time in seven games.

Indiana 99, at Chicago 90: A.J. Price, Luis Scola and Solomon Hill all scored 21 points, and the Pacers, without six injured players, defeated the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose. Jimmy Butler scored 32 points for Chicago.

at Memphis 95, Detroit 88: Marc Gasol scored 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 points and 22 rebounds, and the Grizzlies (9-1) maintained the best record in the NBA.

at Dallas 131, Minnesota 117: Monta Ellis scored a season-high 30 points and the Mavericks handed the road-weary Timberwolves their fifth consecutive loss to finish a six-game trek that included a stop in Mexico City.

at Portland 97, Brooklyn 87: Damian Lillard had 28 points and 10 assists as the Trail Blazers improved to 6-1 at home.

at Sacramento 94, San Antonio 91

at Golden State 112, Charlotte 87

Phoenix at Clippers, late

—associated press