MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Wesley Matthews, subbing for injured guard Brandon Roy, scored a career-high 30 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-99.
Matthews, a former Utah Jazz player, shot 11 of 19 from the field, including 5 of 10 from 3-point range, in his first start of the season as the Trail Blazers salvaged a win after losing their first two games on a three-game road trip. Portland beat Memphis for the eighth straight time on the road.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points for the Trail Blazers, while Andre Miller finished with 19, 13 in the fourth quarter. He also had nine assists.
Rudy Gay led Memphis with 20 points, while Zach Randolph had 19 points and 14 rebounds. O.J. Mayo scored 17 and Mike Conley added 16.
Roy, the Blazers' leading scorer with 18.1 points per game, missed his first game of the season with a sore left knee.
LAKERS 118, BUCKS 107: At Milwaukee, Kobe Bryant scored 31 points, Shannon Brown added 16 of his 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a two-game losing streak. Los Angeles had started 8-0 before the consecutive losses, but Brown and Bryant sparked the Lakers on both ends of the floor against what had been the stingiest defense in the NBA.
BULLS 95, ROCKETS 92: At Houston, Derrick Rose scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and Chicago opened its seven-game road trip by beating Houston. Rose also had seven assists, and Luol Deng added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who won their fourth straight overall and earned their first victory in three road games this season.
WIZARDS 109, RAPTORS 94: At Washington, Gilbert Arenas, replacing injured rookie John Wall, scored 20 points in his first start of the season to help Washington beat Toronto.10 comments on this story
CAVALIERS 101, 76ERS 93: At Cleveland, Daniel Gibson scored 18 points, Jamario Moon added 13 and Cleveland finally shook its third-quarter blues to beat Philadelphia, which lost its fourth in a row and played without swingman Andre Iguodala.
NUGGETS 120, KNICKS 118: At Denver, Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and his teammates overcame his emotional blowup in the closing minutes to lead Denver. Denver led by 16 early but the Knicks made a game of it by trimming a 12-point deficit to start the fourth quarter to 109-107 with 3:07 left on Raymond Felton's free throw after Anthony was whistled for a technical after tossing his headband when he was tied up by Wilson Chandler while going for a slam dunk.