NBA: Detroit Pistons' best start in 8 years, Golden State Warriors make easy work of Denver Nuggets

Avery Bradley of the Detroit Pistons tries to get a shot off in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at the Little Caesars Arena on Nov 3, 2017.
Avery Bradley of the Detroit Pistons tries to get a shot off in front of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at the Little Caesars Arena on Nov 3, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

(THE SPORTS XCHANGE) - For the first time since the 2008-09 season, the Detroit Pistons are off to a 7-3 start following a 108-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday (Nov 4).

The Pistons, who are 4-1 at home, have played in front of paltry crowds so far in their new home, Little Caesars Arena, but hope that their recent hot streak will bring more fans to the turnstiles.

Detroit has now won five of its last six games and improved to 2-0 on the start of a five-game homestand.

Avery Bradley led the way with 24 points, Harris scored 20 points, and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds.

Anthony Davis collected 27 points and 16 rebounds and DeMarcus Cousins scored 25 points and had 11 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans won for the second straight night to get to .500 on the season after beating the Chicago Bulls in overtime 96-90.

Jameer Nelson scored 13 points for New Orleans, and his long shot with 48sec left in overtime gave the Pelicans an eight-point lead.

Justin Holiday led the Bulls with 18 points and Denzel Valentine finished with 16 points.

Mike Conley scored 22 points to lead seven Memphis players in double figures in the Grizzlies' 113-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Memphis got key contributions off the bench from guards Tyreke Evans (20 points) and Mario Chalmers (12 points).

Los Angeles shot a miserable 15.4 per cent from three-point range (4-of-26).

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with a season-high 30 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Karl-Anthony Towns recovered from the worst offensive performance of his career by scoring 31 points, and Andrew Wiggins added 23 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

The Timberwolves have won four in a row for the first time since December 2012.

Towns was held to just two points on 1-of-7 shooting in a win against New Orleans on Wednesday (Nov 1), but the third-year centre had his way with Dallas.

He added 12 rebounds and three blocks, notching his seventh double-double in nine games this season.

The Mavericks are 1-10, their worst start since going 1-23 to start the 1993-94 season.

Kevin Durant scored 25 points while Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists as the Golden State Warriors routed the Denver Nuggets 127-108.

Draymond Green had 15 points, eight assists and seven assists and Klay Thompson scored 15 points for Golden State, who have won three straight and six of its last seven games.

Will Barton had 21 points and eight rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay scored 15 points for Denver, who lost the second game of a home back-to-back fixtures.

No Nuggets starter scored in double figures. The Warriors outscored the Nuggets 27-6 during a stretch where it turned a five-point lead into an 87-61 advantage halfway through the third quarter.