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Sunday, November 3, 2013
PHILADELPHIA — Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 26 points and 10 assists as the Philadelphia 76ers continued their stunning start to the season by beating the Chicago Bulls 107-104 on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time).
Spencer Hawes added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers (3-0), who were pegged to be one of the league's worst teams, have opened the season with wins over Chicago, Washington and two-time defending champion Miami.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Luol Deng had 20 points.
Still dealing with neck soreness, Derrick Rose finished with 13 points and six assists for Chicago.
Indiana's Paul George and Lance Stephenson combined for 43 points as the Pacers remained unbeaten with an 89-74 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Stephenson scored 22 points, including 10 in a 14-4 run midway through the fourth quarter that gave the Pacers a 79-61 lead with 7:46 to play.
George, who had 21 points and 13 rebounds, scored all the points in a key third-quarter run for Indiana (3-0).
Dion Waiters scored 17 points, Kyrie Irving had 15 and Anderson Varejao 14 for Cleveland (1-2).
At New Orleans, Anthony Davis had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Pelicans to their first win since changing its nickname 105-84 over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Tyreke Evans added 15 points, Jrue Holiday had 14 and Brian Roberts 13 for New Orleans (1-2), which made the name change from Hornets in the offseason.
Ramon Sessions had 22 points and Kemba Walker added 14 for Charlotte (1-2).
The Houston Rockets rallied from a 19-point deficit to remain undefeated and keep Utah winless with a 104-93 victory over the Utah Jazz, while Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks over the Memphis Grizzlies 111-99.
In other games, the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 97-90 and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 115-105. The Golden State Warriors were 98-87 winners over the Sacramento Kings. (AP)