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Celtics outlast Nets to improve to 5-0

NEW YORK (AP) Jayson Tatum scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 124-112 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Tatum scored his 10,000th career point in the second quarter. The 25-year-old Tatum is the youngest player in franchise history to reach the milestone. The previous record holder was Antoine Walker, who was 26.

Tatum was one of five players to finish in double figure scoring for Boston, which improved to 5-0 this season.


76ers beat Suns for 4th straight victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The 76ers needed a lift from a big man out of Kansas each time the undermanned Suns made a run at the lead.

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Young leads surging Hawks past Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Once Trae Young and the surging Atlanta Hawks found their offensive rhythm in the second half, there seemed little Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram or the rest of the New Orleans Pelicans could do to keep up.

Young had 22 points and 12 assists, and the Hawks defeated New Orleans 123-105 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to four games.


Wagner has 26 as Magic blast Lakers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Franz Wagner scored 26 points, Paolo Banchero added 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Orlando Magic blasted the Los Angeles Lakers 120-101 on Saturday night.

Anthony Davis had 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks for the Lakers, who took a 51-40 drubbing on the boards while playing without five injured players. The Magic turned 17 Laker turnovers into 22 points and led by 25 points late in the third quarter.


Williams scores 27, Hornets edge Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mark Williams scored 27 points, Gordon Hayward had 23 and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 125-124 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

Terry Rozier scored 22 and has scored 20 or more in all five Hornets games this season.


Towns takes over in 3rd, Wolves top Jazz

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his season-high 25 points in a dominant third-quarter stretch, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away to beat the Utah Jazz 123-95 on Saturday night.

Anthony Edwards led Minnesota with 31 points: 19 in the first half and 12 in the fourth quarter. Rudy Gobert had 11 points and a team-best 10 rebounds against his former team for his fourth double-double in the first five games.


Brooks has big 4th, Kings get by Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) Dillon Brooks scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Houston Rockets to a 107-89 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

It's the second straight win for the Rockets after they opened the season 0-3.


Mavs 4-0 for 1st time since 2004-05

DALLAS (AP) Grant Williams tied career highs with 25 points and seven 3-pointers and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Chicago Bulls 114-105 on Wednesday night to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2004-05.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 24 points and seven 3-pointers off the bench for Dallas, which led 99-98 with 4:08 left and put it away with a 10-2 run.


Raptors cruise to easy win over Bucks

TORONTO (AP) Dennis Schroder’s 24 points and 11 assists were season highs, Scottie Barnes scored 21 points and matched his season-best with 12 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors snapped a three-game losing streak with a 130-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

Pascal Siakam scored a season-best 26 points, O.G. Anunoby had 16 and Jakob Poeltl added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who led by as many as 27 points.