There were 13 NBA games on Friday night with the Charlotte Bobcats beating the Cleveland Cavs 90-84, the Orlando Magic downing the New Orleans Pelicans 110-90, the Philadelphia 76ers beating the Washington Wizards 109-102 and the Atlanta Hawks downing the Toronto Raptors 102-95.
The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 105-98, the Houston Rockets downed the Dallas Mavericks 113-105, the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons 111-108 in overtime, the Minnesota Timberwolves comfortably beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-81.
The Brooklyn Nets beat the Miami Heat 101-100 with the Portland Trail Blazers also beating the Denver Nuggets 113-98, the Phoenix Suns downing the Utah Jazz 87-84, the LA Clippers beating the Sacramento Kings 110-101 and the San Antonio Spurs beating the LA Lakers 91-85.
Brooklyn has assembled a team this season that it hopes can challenge the Heat come finals time, and the Nets made their first statement with a one-point win at home to Miami on Friday night.
Brooklyn's win means that Miami has lost two straight matches for the first time since January this year with the Heat on their way to a second straight NBA championship.
Paul Pierce renewed his rivalry with LeBron James for the first time since joining Brooklyn and had a good night with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds including a terrific block in the last quarter on James.
Joe Johnson also scored 19 points for the Nets and Brook Lopez 13.
James had 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Heat with Dwyane Wade returning with 21 points and Chris Bosh 17 even though he did unintentionally make a free-throw in the dying seconds that he tried to miss to give Miami a chance of tying the scores.
The Magic got their first win of the season at home to the winless Pelicans with guard Arron Afflalo starring with 30 points. Maurice Harkless also had 20 points and Kyle O'Quinn 14.
Anthony Davis led the way for New Orleans with 26 points and a massive 17 rebounds.
The Brett Brown-coached 76ers backed up their impressive opening win over the Miami Heat by beating the Wizards on the road on Friday night by seven points.
Thaddeus Young was the star of the night for Philadelphia with 29 points and eight rebounds with Evan Turner adding 23 points and Spencer Hawes 16 points and 14 rebounds. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had another solid game after his blistering debut with 14 points and five assists.
John Wall had 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Wizards.
Atlanta beat the Raptors at home by seven points with Al Horford leading the way with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Jeff Teague also had 17 points and 12 assists.
Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan starred with 31 points in a losing cause.
Milwaukee kept Boston winless this season so far with a seven-point victory in Boston. Zaza Pachulia led the way for the Bucks with 20 points and nine rebounds with Brandon Bass top-scoring for the Celtics with 17 points. Vitor Faverani had 12 points and 18 boards.
The Rockets remain unbeaten to start the season since the arrival of Dwight Howard with an eight-point win over the Mavericks.
James Harden starred for the Rockets with 34 points while Howard had 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Dirk Nowitzki top-scored for Dallas with 22 points with Monta Ellis adding 20 points and Jae Crowder 15.
The Grizzlies won a thriller in overtime over the Pistons with Mike Conley top-scoring for Memphis with 22 points. Zach Randolph also had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Tony Allen 16 points and Marc Gasol 15 points, eight boards and five assists.
Josh Smith and the returning Rodney Stuckey both had 19 points for Detroit with Will Bynum adding 18 and Greg Monroe 16. Andre Drummond had 12 points and 16 boards.
Minnesota stayed unbeaten with a 19-point thrashing of Oklahoma City at home with Kevin Love leading the way with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb had 16 points for the Thunder and Kevin Durant just 13.
Portland got its first win of the season to keep Denver winless after two games with the Blazers winning in Denver by 15 points.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points for the Trail Blazers with Nicolas Batum adding 21 and Wesley Matthews 21 to go with 12 rebounds.
Nate Robinson scored 24 points off the bench for the Nuggets with Ty Lawson adding 21 points.
Phoenix was expected to be one of the real strugglers this season but the Suns have now won their opening two games after a three-point win on Friday over the Jazz.
Eric Bledsoe top-scored with 18 points while Miles Plumlee added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Enes Kanter had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Utah with Gordon Hayward adding 18 points, 10 boards and eight assists.
The Clippers made it two straight wins after a disappointing opening night loss to the Lakers after beating the Kings by five points in Sacramento.
Chris Paul had 17 points and eight assists for the Clippers with Blake Griffin adding 16 points and 14 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas both had 20 points for the Warriors.
The Bobcats got their second win of the new season beating the Cavs by six points in Charlotte with Kemba Walker top-scoring with 23 points. CJ Miles had 22 points for Cleveland and Tristan Thompson 21 and 11 rebounds.
The Spurs then beat the Lakers at the Staples Centre without Tim Duncan with Tony Parker finishing with 24 points and six assists. Manu Ginobili also had 20 points for the Spurs. Pau Gasol led the way for the Lakers with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
NBA Results Friday November 1
Cleveland Cavaliers 84 lost to Charlotte Bobcats 90
New Orleans Pelicans 90 lost to Orlando Magic 110
Philadelphia 76ers 109 beat Washington Wizards 102
Toronto Raptors 95 lost to Atlanta Hawks 102
Milwaukee Bucks 105 beat Boston Celtics 98
Dallas Mavericks 105 lost to Houston Rockets 113
Detroit Pistons 108 lost to Memphis Grizzlies 111
Oklahoma City Thunder 81 lost to Minnesota Timberwolves 100
Miami Heat 100 lost to Brooklyn Nets 101
Portland Trail Blazers 113 beat Denver Nuggets 98
Utah Jazz 84 lost to Phoenix Suns 87
LA Clippers 110 beat Sacramento Kings 101
San Antonio Spurs 91 beat LA Lakers 85