NBA roundup

Pacers 96, Wizards 89

There were boos early and at the end for winless Washington, which dropped to a franchise-worst 0-9 with a loss to Indiana on Monday night.

Indiana's David West scored 13 of his season-best 30 points in the fourth quarter, and Roy Hibbert broke out of a slump with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Still without point guard John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft, and starting center Nene - and no one seems to be sure when either injured player will make his season debut - the Wizards are the only team in the NBA without a victory. They started 0-8 a year ago, the club's previous worst opening to a season.

They were led Monday by rookie Bradley Beal's 18 points, 17 coming in the second half.

Jordan Crawford scored 11 on 2-for-12 shooting for Washington.

Nuggets 97, Grizzlies 92

Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and Denver ended Memphis' win streak at eight games.

JaVale McGee provided a second-half lift for Memphis and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Denver outrebound Memphis 47-33.

Denver also won the battle in the paint 50-44 and outscored the Grizzlies in second-chance points 21-16.

The victory snapped a three-game skid for the Nuggets, who handed the Grizzlies their first loss since dropping their season opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Rudy Gay scored 22 points, Marc Gasol added 16, and Zach Randolph had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis.

Clippers 92, Spurs 87

Chris Paul had 19 points and eight assists and Los Angeles beat San Antonio, its second win against the Spurs this season.

Matt Barnes added 14 points and Blake Griffin had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Clippers (8-2).

Tim Duncan had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs (8-3), who suffered their second home loss this season.

Bobcats 102, Bucks 98

Ramon Sessions scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal Charlotte's win over Milwaukee.

The Bobcats trailed by 11 in the fourth but battled back, going 16 of 16 from the free throw line down the stretch. Sessions' two free throws after Monta Ellis missed a 3-point attempt sent the Bucks to their first road loss and lifted the surprising Bobcats (5-4) back above .500.

Kemba Walker and Byron Mullens each scored 19 points for the Bobcats.

Hawks 81, Magic 72

Al Horford scored 15 points and Lou Williams added 14 to lead Atlanta to a win over struggling Orlando.

Zaza Pachulia pulled down 10 rebounds in a reserve role for the Hawks, who have won two straight and three of four.

Glen Davis was the only player to score in double figures with 11 points for the Magic.

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