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Friday night recap: Warriors light it up in Seattle, Gordon scores 26, Powell with 21

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Aaron Gordon, Norman Powell, Klay Thompson [NBA Getty Images]

There was action all over the place tonight with 11 games and 18 NBA teams on display.

The night was started with the Toronto Raptors picking up a win in their home debut over Australia's Melbourne United despite missing Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry.

The Raptors' depth stepped up to the task, posting some impressive stat-lines across the board. Norman Powell scored 21 points on an efficient 8-for-11 from the field, Pascal Siakam had 19 points and six rebounds, and Delon Wright did a little bit of everything with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Aaron Gordon exploded for 29 points shooting 10-for-12 from the field and also added eight rebounds in the Magic's victory over Brazil's Flamengo. Bradley Beal stepped up to the occasion with 20 points in a close win for the Washington Wizards over the Miami Heat and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 21 as the New York Knicks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans to remain undefeated in the preseason.

In the second stint of games, MarShon Brooks scored 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting off the bench as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Atlanta Hawks. Paul George scored 23 to go with five rebounds and four assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dejounte Murray's double-double led the San Antonio Spurs over the Detroit Pistons.

The night shift included the Denver Nuggets edging the Perth Wildcats in a close game and Utah outlasting the Adelaide 36ers behind 18 points from Donovan Mitchell. The Portland Trail Blazers blew things open with a 35 point third quarter to defeat the Phoenix Suns but rookie DeAndre Ayton finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.

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The Golden State Warriors got off to a quick start when Klay Thompson caught fire for 19 points in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating the Sacramento Kings. He finished with 30 points and Kevin Durant added 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds in his return to Seattle.

If you missed any of the action, we have you covered below.

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*All times are Eastern

Flamengo at Orlando Magic

Melbourne United at Toronto Raptors

Miami Heat at Washington Wizards

New Orleans Pelicans at New York Knicks

Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies

Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves

Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs

Perth Wildcats at Denver Nuggets

Adelaide 36ers at Utah Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers at Phoenix Suns

Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors

Orlando Magic 119, Flamengo 82

Box Score | Play-by-play

9:29 p.m. - Aaron Gordon was phenomenal tonight. He had 29 points and eight rebounds on an efficient 10-of-12 from the field. The Magic beat Flamengo 119-82.

9:12 p.m. - Update: Bamba still has not missed a three in the NBA. He knocks down another trey and the Magic are up a lot to a little. 114-75 to be exact.

8:13 p.m. - Aaron Gordon is doing his thing in Orlando right now. He's got 20 points and five boards at the half. The Magic lead Flamengo 67-43.

8:02 p.m. - This is a pretty, pretty sight for anybody associated with the Orlando Magic.

7:43 p.m. - The Magic are up 31-16 after one. Aaron Gordon has 11 points and three boards to get things going for Orlando.

7:26 p.m. - Aaron Gordon with a little in-and-out before rising up on the break!

2:15 p.m. - The Magic are starting Wes Iwundu, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and D.J. Augustin. They will be without Jonathan Isaac, Timofey Mozgov and Terrence Ross for tonight's contest.

Toronto Raptors 120, Melbourne United 82

Box Score | Play-by-play

9:33 p.m. - Toronto defeats Melbourne United 120-82! Norman Powell had 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field. Pascal Siakam added 19 points and six boards and Delon Wright filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists. Deng Adel made his 16 minutes count with 13 points shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the field.

9:24 p.m. - Okay then Deng Adel! The sweet spin move leads to a layup for the rookie.

8:57 p.m. - Couple decent looking stat lines here. Raptors up big after scoring 44 points in the third quarter.

8:46 p.m. - Sorry if you thought Powell was going to dunk this one. An extra pass for a Delon Wright three is cool too though, right?

8:14 p.m. - Toronto leads Melbourne 57-39 at the half. Norman Powell got going in the second quarter and now has a team-high 13 points.

8:06 p.m. - Norman Pow-oh my... double cross for the one handed jam! He has eight points and the Raptors are up 47-37 with about two minutes to go in the half.

7:41 p.m. - Raptors are up 23-17 after one quarter. Serge Ibaka and Norm Powell lead the way with six points each.

7:27 p.m. - Serge Ibaka has the Raptors going early. He has six points, three boards and two assists early in the first quarter. Toronto leads 21-7!

5:45 p.m. - The Raptors have announced their starting lineup and it's different... again!

8:04 a.m. - Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and CJ Miles are all OUT tonight. Don't worry Raptors fans, they're just resting. OG Anunoby will also be out for personal reasons.

Washington Wizards 121, Miami Heat 114

Box Score | Play-by-play

9:25 p.m. - The Wizards pulled away with the victory! Brad Beal led the way with 20 points and five rebounds as the Wizards defeated the Heat 121-114. Winslow and rookie Yante Maten had 17 each for the Heat.

9:05 p.m. - We have a good one going in Washington. Austin Rivers buries a three to give the Wizards a 100-99 lead with 7:21 remaining in the game.

8:53 p.m. - The Heat trail the Wizards 89-84 after three. Bradley Beal is heating up with 20 points for the Wizards. Rodney McGruder has 15 for the Heat.

8:31 p.m. - Five hole! John Wall has the Wizards on a 10-0 run to tie the game at 65!

8:10 p.m. - Halftime! The Heat lead the Wizards 59-51. Justise Winslow leads the Heat with 14 points, Markieff Morris getting it done for the Wizards with 10 points and seven boards.

7:38 p.m. - And this guy was thinking about retirement... Dwyane Wade leads all scorers with 10 points off the bench as the Heat lead the Wizards 28-26 after one quarter.

7:28 p.m. - Dragic making Whiteside go way up to get this one!

7:00 p.m. - The Heat are rolling out Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Justise Winslow, Kelly Olynyk and Hassan Whiteside as a starting lineup.

6:33 p.m. - The Wizards are starting John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter, Markieff Morris and Ian Mahinmi

5:55 p.m. - The Heat's PR team has put together a laundry list of players out for tonight's contest.

New York Knicks 106, New Orleans Pelicans 100

Box Score | Play-by-play

10:00 p.m. - The Knicks get it done 106-100! New York advances to 3-0 in the preseason behind 21 points, five rebounds and five assists from Tim Hardaway Jr. Enes Kanter had 20 points and 15 boards and rookie Kevin Knox added 12 points and 10 rebounds in his MSG debut.

9:24 p.m. - Enes Kanter is filling it up tonight. He's got 20 points and 15 rebounds as the Knicks lead the Pelicans 93-81 after three. Speaking of filling it up, AD has 15 points, 13 boards, two assists, four steals and three blocks.

9:22 p.m. - Anthony Davis is not playing nice with the Knicks' rookie.

8:41 p.m. - The Knicks lead the Pels 62-57 after three. Tim Hardaway Jr. has 19 points and Anthony Davis has a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards.

8:23 p.m. - Allonzo Trier's preseason run continues. They call him Iso Zo for a reason!

8:09 p.m. - The Knicks lead the Pelicans 32-29 after one quarter. Tim Hardaway Jr. has eight points for the Knicks, Anthony Davis with seven points and five rebounds for the Pelicans.

7:46 p.m. - Kevin Knox already getting the friendly roll at Madison Square Garden. The rook gets his first of many buckets to come at MSG!

7:25 p.m. - The Knicks are starting Emmanuel Mudiay, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kevin Knox, Lance Thomas and Enes Kanter.

7:09 p.m. - Elfrid Payton, Jrue Holiday, E'Twan Moore, Nikola Mirotic and Anthony Davis will serve as starters for the Pelicans tonight.

6:12 p.m. - The Pelicans have ruled Julius Randle OUT for tonight's game with a lower back/hip contusion.

Memphis Grizzlies 120, Atlanta Hawks 110

Box Score | Play-by-play

10:37 p.m. - The Grizzlies defeat the Hawks 120-110. Marc Gasol's 21 points and seven rebounds got the job done for Memphis. MarShon Brooks finished the night shooting 7-for-7 with 18 points. Tyler Dorsey showed out for Atlanta bringing 18 points, six rebounds and two assists. Trae Young finished with 15 points and five assists.

10:31 p.m. - Trae Young with the nutmeg bounce pass leading to a Miles Plumlee poster. Let me know if you saw that sentence coming at some point tonight.

10:09 p.m. - The Grizzlies made that ugly fast. They lead 98-74 through three quarters. MarShon Brooks has 18 points off the bench and has yet to miss a shot. He's 7-for-7. That is good.

9:55 p.m. - Someone tell JaMychal Green this is NOT volleyball.

9:20 p.m. - The Grizzlies lead the Hawks 63-54 at the half. Trae Young has eight points and two assists, Mike Conley has 11 points and three rebounds.

9:09 p.m. - We're here for Mike Conley playing basketball again. We're also here for Mike Conley no look passes to get the break started.

8:48 p.m. - The Grizzlies lead the Hawks 34-26 after one. Vince Carter has two threes, though! Here's one of 'em off a crafty ball fake:

8:00 p.m. - Mike Conley Jr., Dillon Brooks, Chandler Parson, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol get the nod for Memphis.

7:50 p.m. - Trae Young, Tyler Dorsey, Kent Bazemore, John Collins and Alex Len will be the starting five for Atlanta.

Oklahoma City Thunder 113, Minnesota Timberwolves 101

Box Score | Play-by-play

10:33 p.m. - Oklahoma City defeats Minnesota 113-101. George finishes with 23 points, five rebounds and four assists. Towns had 23, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

10:06 p.m. - Oklahoma City leads Minnesota 89-73 through three quarters. Paul George and Karl-Anthony Towns have 23 points each.

9:15 p.m. - The Thunder lead the T'Wolves 63-49 at the halfway point. PG leads all scorers with 18. Karl-Anthony Towns has 14 points, four boards and two assists for Minnesota.

8:41 p.m. - OKC closes the quarter on a 15-4 run as they lead the T'Wolves 31-20 after one. Paul George got going early and has 13 points.

7:26 p.m. - Timberwolves PR covering both teams' starters tonight and for that, we say thank you.

San Antonio Spurs 117, Detroit Pistons 93

Box Score | Play-by-play

10:51 p.m. - San Antonio maintained the lead throughout this one. They defeat the Pistons 117-93. Dejounte Murray finished with a double-double scoring 16 points to go with 11 rebounds. Andre Drummond also notched a double-double with 18 points and 10 boards.

10:19 p.m. - The Spurs lead the Pistons 86-68 after three.

9:41 p.m. - Halftime! Spurs lead the Pistons 61-49. Andre Drummond has 12 and seven rebounds for Detroit. Murray has 12 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs.

9:10 p.m. - Dejounte Murray has eight points, leading the Spurs to a 37-22 lead after the first quarter. Just an FYI, 37 in a quarter is a lot.

8:40 p.m. - Dejounte Murray, Patty Mills, Jakob Poeltl, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan in the starting line for the Spurs.

8:18 p.m. - No Blake Griffin or Reggie Jackson for Detroit tonight. They're going with Bruce Brown, Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson, Henry Ellenson and Andre Drummond for their starting five.

Denver Nuggets 96, Perth Wildcats 88

Box Score | Play-by-play

11:25 p.m. - The Nuggets defeat Perth 96-88. Bryce Cotton finished with 33 for the Wildcats and Monte Morris led the Nuggets with 15 points and nine assists.

10:54 p.m. - Through three quarters, Denver leads Perth 75-70! The Wildcats are keeping it close. Former Providence College star Bryce Cotton has 28 for Perth. Malik Beasley highlights the Nuggets' box score with 12 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the field.

10:44 p.m. - Jamal Murray gliding through the lane for the and-1!

10:07 p.m. - The Nuggets lead Perth 51-41 at the half.

9:36 p.m. - Nuggets lead Perth 27-16 after the first quarter. Will Barton has a team-high 11 points for the Nuggets.

9:09 p.m. - Denver is starting Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic.

Utah Jazz 129, Adelaide 36ers 99

Box Score | Play-by-play

11:33 p.m. - The Jazz blow it open in the fourth, defeating Adelaide 129-99. 18 points from Donovan Mitchell and 16 points from Grayson Allen got the job done for Utah tonight.

11:02 p.m. - The Jazz lead the 36ers 94-86 after three. Donovan Mitchell has 18 points to give Utah the eight point lead.

10:17 p.m. - Hey now Donovan Mitchell!

9:47 p.m. - OKAY GRAYSON ALLEN! Flashing some athleticism! Jazz lead 31-28 after the first quarter.

8:22 p.m. - Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles, Jae Crowder and Derrick Favors is the starting five in Utah tonight.

Portland Trail Blazers 115, Phoenix Suns 93

Box Score | Play-by-play

12:25 a.m. - The Blazers close it out 115-93. Nurkic finished with the stat-line below. Jake Layman, however, scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 13 points shooting 4-for-4 from the field. DeAndre Ayton had a solid night scoring 19 points and corraling 14 boards and blocking three shots.

11:49 p.m. - The Blazers put up 35 points in the third to give themselves an 86-57 lead going into the fourth. Jusuf Nurkic has 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Someone tell him to take it easy on the rim.

11:02 p.m. - The Trail Blazers lead 51-42 at the half. C.J. McCollum has seven points and five rebounds halfway through this one. DeAndre Ayton has 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks for the Suns.

10:54 p.m. - Justin Jackson lobs it up and DeAndre Ayton puts it down.

10:35 p.m. - Portland leads Phoenix 30-18 after the first quarter. Jusuf Nurkic has a team-high six points and four boards.

10:20 p.m. - This is the definition of a pocket pass.

8:37 p.m. - And for the Suns: Elie Okobo, Justin Jackson, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson and DeAndre Ayton.

8:11 p.m. - Blazers are going with Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jake Layman and Jusuf Nurkic for starters tonight.

Golden State Warriors 122, Sacramento Kings 94

Box Score | Play-by-play

12:53 a.m. - Golden State defeats Sacramento 122-94 in Seattle. Durant and Thompson combined for 56 points in the Warriors' 28-point victory. Harry Giles had yet another solid preseason performance with 17 points and five rebounds for the Kings.

12:15 a.m. - De'Aaron Fox with the knee-buckling in-and-out and a fancy finish!

11:46 p.m. - It's halftime and KD is feeling right at home in Seattle. Warriors lead the Kings 74-44 behind 25 points from Klay Thompson and 17 from Durant.

11:14 p.m. - The Warriors lead 39-18 after one quarter. Klay Thompson caught fire with 19 points, outscoring the Kings entire team.

10:48 p.m. - Well, this didn't take long at all. The Warriors jump out to a 10-0 lead behind a pair of threes from Klay Thompson.

10:47 p.m. - KD showed love to his former Seattle Supersonics with the Shawn Kemp jersey during pregame introductions!

10:26 p.m. - Golden State's PR team taking care of both starting lines and the injury report. Take a look:

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