OAKLAND, Calif. Baron Davis scored 27 points and the undersized Golden State Warriors held Yao Ming in check, beating the Houston Rockets 113-94 on Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games after an 0-6 start.
Stephen Jackson added 19 points and Al Harrington had 18 for the Warriors (8-7), who became the fastest team in NBA history to post a winning record after losing its first six games.
CELTICS 104, KNICKS 59: At Boston, the New York Knicks' brief winning streak is history, and the Boston Celtics nearly made history ending it. The Celtics cruised to one of the easiest victories ever, beating New York to send the Knicks to their third-worst loss and their second-worst scoring performance of the shot-clock era. The Knicks' lowest point total ever was 58 against Utah, on Dec. 15, 2000.
LAKERS 127, NUGGETS 99: At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 24 points and reserve guard Sasha Vujacic dominated the fourth quarter, scoring 19 of his career-high 22 points and powering Los Angeles to a rout of Denver. Vujacic shot 6-for-14 in 21 minutes of action. Andrew Bynum had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Luke Walton added a career-high 14 points in 27 minutes.