Bench pivotal part of Grizzlies' strong start

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them away with a long-range barrage: Quincy Pondexter, Courtney Lee and Jon Leuer provided the knockout blow with a trifecta of 3-pointers....

Butler, Gasol lead Bulls over Jazz 97-95

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 23 points and nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 97-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night....

Sloan leads Pacers over Mavericks 111-100

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DALLAS (AP) -- Donald Sloan scored 29 points and seven Indiana Pacers scored in double figures in a 111-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday....

Harden leads depleted Rockets over Knicks 91-86

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HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden had 36 points to lead the depleted Houston Rockets to a 91-86 victory over the slumping New York Knicks on Monday night....

Griffin, Paul lead Clippers over Hornets 113-92

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Paul said he spoke with Blake Griffin recently about getting back to what the Los Angeles Clippers do best....

Aldridge leads Blazers over 76ers 114-104

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 of his 33 points during the pivotal third quarter to help the Portland Trail Blazers defeat Philadelphia 114-104 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 14th straight loss to open the season....

Valanciunas leads Raptors over Suns 104-100

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TORONTO (AP) -- Jonas Valanciunas had a career-high 27 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 and the Toronto Raptors won their fifth straight game, beating the Phoenix Suns 104-100 Monday night....