Stephen Curry again came up with the goods as the Golden State Warriors preserved their unbeaten start to the NBA season with a closely-fought 106-103 victory over the Utah Jazz in one of eight Monday night matches.
Curry, the reigning MVP, scored 10 of his 26 points in the final six minutes as the Warriors, after last week setting the mark for the best ever start to a season, reached 19-0.
Russell Westbrook posted 34 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, but it was Jeff Teague (25 points) and Paul Millsap (26 points, 11 rebounds) that helped the Hawks over the line as OKC ran out of steam late on.
The Pistons shot over 50% from the field as Andre Drummond scored 24 points and brought down 13 rebounds. The center did, however, struggle from the free-throw line, making just four of 18 foul shots.
The center did grab a season-high 24 rebounds and post 18 points, though, as the Clippers pulled away from the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half to win 102-87 at Staples Center.
Cousins scored 31 points, 16 of which came in the fourth quarter, and also led his team in rebounds (9) and assists (6) as the Kings won for the first time in seven against Dallas.
Bradley scored 25 on 9-15 shooting as Boston held off the Heat, who got 30 points from Dwyane Wade, in the second half.
Results in full: Houston Rockets 105-116 Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics 105-95 Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder 100-106 Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs 89-92 Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets 74-92 Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors 106-103 Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks 98-112 Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers 87-102 Los Angeles Clippers