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Griffin drops 50 points and game winner against 76ers in OT, Pelicans remain unbeaten


Just three games on the schedule tonight, with the Pistons grabbing the early win in an overtime thriller against the 76ers.

The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets both maintained their unbeaten starts to the season, with wins over the Clippers and Kings, with Anthony Davis putting on a powerhouse performance at home.

Missed any of the night's action? We've got you covered with all the news, scores and highlights right here: Sixers-Pistons | Clippers-Pelicans | Kings-Nuggets

Pistons 133, 76ers 132

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What a performance from Blake Griffin! We have our first 50-point game of the new NBA season.

The Pistons forward dominated from start to finish against the 76ers, dropping 50 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, including five three-pointers

In the back-and-forth affair, Griffin traded buckets with JJ Redick down the stretch, but #32 got the final word, connecting on this three-point play to put the Pistons up by one, with just 1.8 seconds left on the clock.

Just seconds before, Redick knocked down an off-balance three-pointer, sinking the free throw after being fouled, to put the Sixers up two.

Griffin also hit a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter to give Detroit a one-point lead, shaking off his free throw struggles from the first half, where he missed six from the charity stripe. He didn't miss much else though, scoring 28 first-half points, capped by this monster flush on Joel Embiid.

Redick finished the night with 30 points off the bench, while Joel Embiid bruised inside for 33 points and 11 rebounds.

He got the best of Pistons big man Andre Drummond, who shot 6-of-20 for his 14 points and 16 rebounds, with Drummond getting ejected from the game after picking up his second technical foul.

Drummond was not happy after being called for a foul on Embiid and with 43 seconds left in regulation, he was done for the night.

Pelicans 116, Clippers 109

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The New Orleans Pelicans remain unbeaten, with an encouraging victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, to make it 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2010/11.

L.A. simply didn't have an answer for Anthony Davis, who unloaded 34 points and 13 rebounds as well as 5 BLOCKS!

New Orleans has impressed with their offence so far this season, but tonight they got it done on the other end of the floor, clamping down in the third quarter.

The Clippers lead 62-59 at half-time and the Pelicans responded, dominating the period 32-22, extending the lead to as many as 14 points.

With New Orleans leading 107-102 late in the fourth, Davis knocked down this dagger three-pointer to put the Pelicans up by seven, with just under two minutes remaining.

Point guard Elfrid Payton then got in on the action, draining another triple from the wing, to make it 113-104 and put the game to bed.

He finished the game with 20 points, six assists and six rebounds, while Nikola Mirotic continued his hot start to the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Tobias Harris led the way for the Clippers with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Danilo Gallinari added 24, Patrick Beverley flirted with a triple-double posting 12 points and 10 rebounds and Lou Williams came off the bench with 17 points.

Nuggets 126, Kings 112

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The Denver Nuggets remain at the top of the Western Conference, continuing their unbeaten start to the season with a win over the Sacramento Kings.

Behind some strong defence, Denver took a 68-55 lead into half-time, before with Jamal Murray broke the game open, scoring 13 of his 19 points in the period. They went on to outscore the Kings 37-26 to extend the lead to 24 heading into the fourth.

Gary Harris added 18 points, while Nikola Jokic posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, with the Nuggets winning their first four games for the first time since their 5-0 start in 2009/10.

For the Kings, rookie Marvin Bagley led the way with a game-high 20 points and nine rebounds. Justin Jackson added 17 points. Iman Shumpert 12 and Willie Cauley-Stein added 11.

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