NBA: Los Angeles Clippers keep up their fine start, Portland Trail Blazers make it 17 home opening wins on the bounce

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shooting over New Orleans Pelicans guard Jameer Nelson during their NBA match on Oct 24, 2017.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shooting over New Orleans Pelicans guard Jameer Nelson during their NBA match on Oct 24, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS/USA TODAY SPORTS

(THE SPORTS XCHANGE) - Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 41 points and hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 35sec remaining to lead the Orlando Magic over the Brooklyn Nets 125-121.

The Magic's Evan Fournier scored 28 points, including 12 in the final 5min 22sec.

Gordon, who was five-of-five from beyond the three-point arc, added 12 rebounds.

D.J. Augustin, starting at point guard for Orlando in place of injured Elfrid Payton, scored 19 points.

D'Angelo Russell led the Nets with 27 points. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 18 points, and DeMarre Carroll had 16.

Caris LeVert scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Brooklyn.

Blake Griffin had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists as Los Angeles improved to 3-0 with a 102-84 victory over Utah Jazz.

Patrick Beverley added 19 points and Austin Rivers, making his first start of the season, added 16 points.

DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 18 rebounds, and Danilo Gallinari added 14 points for the Clippers.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 19 points, including 15 in the final quarter.

Rudy Gobert scored 12 points, and Thabo Sefolosha had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Utah.

CJ McCollum scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and Portland closed the game with a nine points to zero run to win its home opener 103-93 over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Evan Turner and Damian Lillard each scored 13 points, and Ed Davis added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Trail Blazers.

Portland has won an NBA-record 17 consecutive home openers dating to a 86-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000.

DeMarcus Cousins collected 39 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans.

New Orleans' Anthony Davis played only the first five minutes before departing with a left knee injury.

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, rookie Jayson Tatum delivered 22 and Boston threw a defensive blanket over Kristaps Porzingis en route to a 110-89 victory over the winless New York Knicks.

Kyrie Irving had 20 points and seven assists, Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds, and Daniel Theis scored 11 points for the Celtics.

Brown and Tatum, both with early season highs, became the first Celtics pair younger than 21 to score 20 points in the same game.

Porzingis, who was attempting to become the first Knick to scored 30 points in each of the first three games, was 1-for-12 from the floor before hitting two fourth-quarter baskets.

Porzingis left with 4min 44sec remaining, finishing with 12 points and five rebounds.

Victor Oladipo scored a team-high 28 points as the Indiana Pacers routed the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-107.

Cory Joseph scored 21 points - thanks to shooting five-of-six from three-point range - and Bojan Bogdanovic added 19 points as five Pacers scored in double figures.

Indiana shot 66.7 per cent from the floor.

Karl-Anthony Towns led the way for the Timberwolves with 28 points on 12-of-17 shooting, and Jamal Crawford and Nemanja Bjelica each chipped in 18 points.