David Lee had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors gave coach Mark Jackson a winning return to Brooklyn by beating the Nets, 109-102, on Friday night.
Lee scored six straight points to break open a tie game midway through the fourth quarter, and Curry had 21 in the second half for the Warriors, who won for the fifth time in six games.
Golden State improved to 2-0 on its season-high, seven-game road trip against Eastern Conference opponents, a game played not far from where Jackson became a New York City star.
Joe Johnson scored a season-high 32 points for the Nets, who dropped their season-high third straight. Deron Williams added 23 points and eight assists.
Josh Smith had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Al Horford also posted a double-double, and the Atlanta Hawks beat Washington, 104-95, to keep the Wizards winless on the road.
Miller paces Nuggets
Andre Miller scored eight of his 15 points during a late 10-0 spurt, sending the Denver Nuggets to a 92-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Denver led most of the second half but found itself in an 85-82 deficit with 3:32 left. That's when Miller took over. He made two free throws, a layup, a 15-foot jumper, and assisted on JaVale McGee's breakaway dunk to make it 90-85 with 1:38 left, then closed the run with a 14-foot pull-up jumper.
Gasol to T'wolves?
The Minnesota Timberwolves have long been interested in Pau Gasol.
Now that Gasol is having trouble fitting in with new Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni's offense, the time would seem natural for the teams to renew trade talks. But that's not the case.
"There's absolutely nothing imminent that we're working on," Timberwolves president David Kahn said Friday.