NBA round-up: Nets down Rockets

The Brooklyn Nets got their first victory of the season by beating the Houston Rockets 106-98 on Wednesday night at Toyota Center with reserves Bojan Bogdanovic and Shane Larkin combining well to score 37 points.

Bogdanovic got 22 points, and with 70 seconds left on the clock nailed a three-pointer lifting the Nets to a 104-98 lead.

In Snapping the Rockets winning streak, Larkin got 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting and combined with Bogdanovic for 17 rebounds.

Rockets guard James Harden scored 23 points while Marcus Thornton scored 21 points with seven assists. For Houston Dwight Howard nailed a double-double of 20 points including five blocks and 17 rebounds.

In Atlanta, the Hawks beat the Pelicans 106-98 with New Orleans having no answer for Al Horford or Paul Millsap against Atlanta with Anthony Davis sidelined.

Horford got 26 points while Millsap scored 19 points and 16 rebounds to defeat the Pelicans in the fourth quarter.

For New Orleans, Eric Gordon scored 26 points while Jeff Teague had 14 points and Dennis Schroder scored 12 points for the Hawks. 

In Orlando, the Magic scored at the death to beat the Lakers 101-99 thanks to Nikola Vucevic's hit shot at the buzzer.

After missing the previous three games with a knee injury, Vucevic scored 18 points and five rebounds and Shabazz Napier scored a career-high 22 points.

Kobe Bryant was out of action for a second match for the Lakers with a sore back.

In Philadelphia, the Raptors beat the 76ers 119-103 with Kyle Lowry scoring 23 points and Luis Scola adding 17.

The Raptors snapped a three-match losing streak as Cory Joseph got 15 points, DeMar DeRozan had 14 and Jonas Valanciunas contributed 11 points.

In Memphis, the Warriors beat the Grizzlies 100-84 and after a slow start Stephen Curry was red hot in the second half finishing with 28 points to keep Golden State as the only unbeaten team in the league.

In Charlotte with four seconds remaining Cody Zeller hit a layup off an inbound pass from a perfect Spencer Hawks back door pass to give the Hornets a 95-93 win over the Knicks, who were chasing a fourth successive win. 

In a bit of controversy, New York rookie Kristaps Porzingis hit a three-pointer at the buzzer that initially was ruled good but then was overturned by officials claiming that the clock had already expired.

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