A hectic second night of the new NBA season saw 28 of the 30 teams in action as the 2015-16 campaign got well and truly underway.
The standout fixture of evening saw two of the favourites to win the West, the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs, do battle at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Billy Donovan's first game in charge of the Thunder.
The Spurs led going into the final quarter, but OKC won the fourth frame by 10 points to come out on top. Russell Westbrook top-scored with 33 points and also had 10 assists, while Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points in defeat and also impressed with his defence of Kevin Durant (6-19 for 22 points).
Memphis put up just 10 points in the opening quarter and Cleveland ended up winning by 30, with Kevin Love scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Portland put up 70 points to the Pelicans' 43 in the first half, with Davis scoring 25 points as CJ McCollum starred for the new-look Blazers with a career-high 37.
Cousins put up 32 points and 13 points, but Griffin top-scored with 33 as the Clippers hung on in the closing stages after surrendering a 15-point lead.
Jimmy Butler led the way with 24 points as all five Bulls starters posted double-figure totals at Barclays Center.
Center Andre Drummond again impressed with 18 points and 10 rebounds and appears to have improved his shooting from the free-throw line, going eight of 11 from the stripe last night.
Bosh had 21 points to lead all scorers as Miami made it 14 straight wins at home over Charlotte since January 2010.
Ricky Rubio led the Wolves to a rousing late victory, scoring a career-high 28 points and providing 14 assists as Minnesota rallied from behind to edge a close game 112-111 at Staples Center.
John Wall had given Washington the lead with 12 seconds to go but then Orlando went close to snatching back the lead as the ball rested on the rim before dropping away.
Sixers rookie Jahlil Okafor, selected third in this year's Draft, impressed on his debut with 26 points on 10-16 shooting.
Results in full: Washington Wizards 88-87 Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers 95-112 Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls 115-100 Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz 87-92 Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets 94-104 Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers 99-106 Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets 105-85 Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers 106-76 Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks 122-97 Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs 106-112 Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks 111-95 Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans 94-112 Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers 111-104 Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves 112-111 Los Angeles Lakers