Post Up: Spanish McGregor

Wizards 102 (2-8), 76ers 109 (2-9)

Ten games into the season, and there already may not be any hope left in Washington. Credit the Sixers for defending their home court, and shout to Jahlil Okafor for putting up 19 points in 20 minutes, but no team should be beat down by Philadelphia. On the bright side, Otto Porter has put together a string of really nice games, including 15 points, 13 boards and 4 steals vs Philly.

Pelicans 82 (2-10), Magic 89 (5-7)

An overall ugly game, Orlando did enough to come out with the W. But as Aaron Gordon said after the game, the Magic have to improve in virtually every facet. It’s still early, but the pieces in Orlando just don’t seem to be fitting together.

Cavs 93 (9-2), Pacers 103 (6-6)

Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving combined for 51 points, but the Cavs couldn’t find anyone else to step up offensively without LeBron James and JR Smith in the lineup. Paul George and Jeff Teague both had nice games for the home team, dropping 21 and 20 points, respectively.

Mavs 83 (2-8), Celtics 90 (6-5)

Any self-respecting basketball fan knows not to underestimate Dirk Nowitzki and Rick Carlisle in Dallas, but let’s be honest—the Mavs’ slow start may keep them out of the playoffs this season. Boston, who were once again without Al Horford and Jae Crowder, got another dominant fourth-quarter out of Isaiah Thomas, who dropped 22 in the period (30 on the night).

Pistons 102 (6-6), Knicks 105 (5-6)

The Garden has been filled with boos a lot recently and Phil Jackson has been a PR disaster. But even all that couldn’t tremendous promise displayed by Kristaps Porzingis. KP went off for 35 points (25 in the first half), and looked utterly dominant throughout the game. It looked too easy for Porzingis went he ran the length of the floor and threw down an incredible alley-oop from Brandon Jennings.

Bucks 100 (5-5), Hawks 107 (9-2)

The Hawks are seriously good. Perhaps not East finals-contenders good, but they’re looking like a great regular season team. Without Dwight Howard, on the second night of a back-to-back, Atlanta beat a solid Bucks team with a great team win. Rookie Taurean Prince saw 19 minutes and made a nice impression on Hawks fans:

Rockets 103 (6-5), Thunder 105 (7-5)

The first meeting between early season MVP favorites Russell Westbrook and James Harden did not disappoint. Westbrook iced the game with a ferocious left-handed jam on Clint Capela, giving OKC a five-point lead with 5.5 seconds remaining. Harden, although his shot wasn’t falling, handed out 13 dimes.

Warriors 127 (9-2), Raptors 121 (7-4)

There was a lot of good-natured trash talking. There was an epic Doris Burke t-shirt. And there was just too much Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant for the Raptors to withstand. Drake Night in Toronto ended with a loss, but hey, at least DeMar DeRozan remained unstoppable, dropping 34 points on the night.

Suns 104 (3-9), Nuggets 120 (4-7)

Wilson Chandler beasted to the tune of 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists off the bench against a Phoenix team that provided practically no resistance. Devin Booker (24 points) was ejected with less than 18 seconds left in the ballgame, and signed an autograph on his way to the locker room like a boss:

Spurs 110 (9-3), Kings 105 (4-8)

Things are quickly spiraling out of control in Sacramento. And while the Kings were never expected to beat San Antonio, they just didn’t seem to put in the effort to make the game competitive. Pau Gasol had another nice night against Boogie Cousins, leading the Spurs with 24 points.

Grizzlies 111 (6-5), Clippers 107 (10-2)

Marc Gasol hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining to propel Memphis to victory. The win was even more impressive considering Chandler Parsons sat out the second half with a bum knee, and the game was being played in the Clippers building. After the go-ahead trey, Gasol walked off like a boss: