NBA results | Friday
Nets 133, Bulls 118
NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 54 points, making all 10 shots in the first half and 19 of 23 for the game, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Irving’s previous season high was 50 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the season-opening 127-126 loss on Oct. 23. Irving is the first player in Nets franchise history to score 45 points in three games in a single season.
Pelicans 139, Grizllies 111
NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson scored 24 points in a little less than 29 minutes, and New Orleans beat Memphis in the first matchup this season between the NBA’s top two draft picks.
Newly selected All-Star Brandon Ingram scored 20 and Lonzo Ball hit five 3-pointers on seven attempts in his 19-point night for the Pelicans.
Nuggets 127, Bucks 115
MILWAUKEE — Will Barton had 24 points and eight assists as tired and short-handed Denver snapped Milwaukee’s nine-game winning streak and handed the NBA-leading Bucks just their third home loss this season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Milwaukee.
Rockets 128, Mavericks 121
HOUSTON — James Harden scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook added 32 and Houston built a big lead and held on for a victory over Dallas.
Harden led the Rockets with a season-high 16 rebounds.
Thunder 111, Suns 107
PHOENIX — Danilo Gallinari scored 27 points, Dennis Schroder added 24 and Oklahoma City rallied in the final minutes to push past Phoenix.
Oklahoma City used a 13-0 run late in the fourth quarter to flip a 99-92 deficit into a 105-99 lead with 25 seconds left and held on for the win.
Raptors 105, Pistons 92
DETROIT — Pascal Siakam scored 30 points and Serge Ibaka added 21 to lift Toronto past Detroit for its 10th straight victory.
Siakam made his first five shots from the field and scored 13 points in the first quarter, when the Raptors quickly built their lead into double digits.