New-look Dallas Mavericks had to sweat out the debut of guard Rajon Rondo as they fended off an injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs 99-93.
Guard Monta Ellis scored a season-high-tying 38 point for Dallas, while point guard Rondo chimed in with six points, nine assists, seven rebounds following his trade from Boston on Thursday. He also drew four offensive fouls.
Elsewhere, the Atlanta Hawks blew a 16-point lead but steadied with a 7-0 stretch run to beat the Houston Rockets 104-97.
Kyle Korver finished with a game-high 20 points, including a dagger three-pointer in the middle of Atlanta’s late-game run that ended Houston’s 19-game home winning streak against Eastern Conference opponents.
Trail Blazers 114, Pelicans 88
Clippers 106, Bucks 102
Nuggets 76, Pacers 73
Suns 99, Knicks 90
Hornets 104, Jazz 86