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Jack scores 21 to lead Hornets past Celtics 97-78

Jack scores 21 to lead Hornets past Celtics 97-78

Jarrett Jack had 21 points and nine assists in his regular-season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home opener, beating the winless Boston Celtics 97-78 on Wednesday night.
The Celtics are 0-3 for the first time since 2006-07, the season before they traded to bring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in to help star Paul Pierce. Pierce has yet to play this season because of a bruised right heel.
The Hornets were without Eric Gordon, who has a bruised right knee.
Jack did not play in the Hornets' season-opening win at Phoenix on Monday night because of a one-game suspension stemming from an arrest for drunk-driving last season.
Carl Landry added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets.
Allen led Boston with 15 points.
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PACERS 90, RAPTORS 85
At Toronto, Danny Granger scored nine of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as Indiana beat the Raptors.
Paul George had 18 points, David West scored 14 and Roy Hibbert had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Darren Collison became the fifth Pacers starter to reach double figures by making a pair of free throws with 2.5 seconds left. He finished with 10 points and 12 assists.
Indiana, which beat Detroit at home on Monday, won for the seventh time in 11 games against Toronto, and ended a streak of 11 straight victories by the home team in the series.
DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points and Andrea Bargnani had 21 for Toronto.
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CAVALIERS 105, PISTONS 89
At Auburn Hills, Michigan, rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points and seven assists to help Cleveland beat Detroit, spoiling the Pistons' first home opener with new owner Tom Gores.
Reserve Samardo Samuels scored 17 and Ramon Sessions had 16 points off the bench for the Cavaliers, who got 15 points from Antawn Jamison and 10 points apiece from Anderson Varejao and rookie Tristan Thompson.
Detroit Ben Gordon had 25 points and rookie reserve Brandon Knight scored 23.
Sessions made the last shot of the first quarter to put the Cavs ahead for good and they turned the game into a rout in the fourth quarter.
Rodney Stuckey scored 11 points for the Pistons, who got 10 points apiece from Tayshaun Prince and Greg Monroe.


Updated : 2021-08-05 20:37 GMT+08:00