NBA: Detroit Pistons hand the LA Clippers their first loss, Oklahoma City Thunder pummel the Chicago Bulls

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin fighting for the ball against Detroit Pistons Langston Galloway (#9) and Stanley Johnson (#7) during their NBA match on Oct 28, 2017.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin fighting for the ball against Detroit Pistons Langston Galloway (#9) and Stanley Johnson (#7) during their NBA match on Oct 28, 2017. PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

(The Sports Xchange) - Damian Lillard scored 25 points and CJ McCollum had 23 as the Portland Trail Blazers pulled out a 114-107 victory over the Phoenix Suns at Moda Center.

Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Trail Blazers.

Devin Booker had 34 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Suns.

Andre Drummond had 15 points and 17 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 13-point third-quarter deficit to hand the Los Angeles Clippers their first loss of the season in a 95-87 win.

Reggie Jackson had 15 points and seven assists, and Langston Galloway contributed 13 points off the bench for the Pistons.

Austin Rivers was six-of-eight from three-point range and scored 20 points to lead the Clippers, who were the last remaining unbeaten team in the NBA (National Basketball Association).

Blake Griffin had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari scored 13.

Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 22 points and Ricky Rubio added 21 to lead the Utah Jazz over the Los Angeles Lakers in a 96-81 win.

Derrick Favors added 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season for Utah, who never trailed from start to finish and won their fifth straight regular-season game over the Lakers.

Utah made 13 three-pointers to stay a step ahead for four quarters.

Brandon Ingram scored 16 points and Jordan Clarkson added 15 off the bench to lead Los Angeles.

The Lakers suffered their first road loss this season after making just 31-of-81 shots from the field (38.3 per cent).

Rising stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons each scored 23 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Dallas Mavericks in a 112-110 win at the American Airlines Centre.

Embiid hurt Dallas with three three-pointers, including a big one with under five minutes to go in the fourth quarter that gave the Sixers just enough breathing room to hold off a late Dallas rally.

Yogi Ferrell, with a chance to tie with two free throws with 0.2sec to go, missed the front end.

Dallas couldn't convert his intentionally missed second free throw.

Harrison Barnes led Dallas with 25 points.

Kyrie Irving scored 24 points to lead the Boston Celtics over the Miami Heat in a 96-90 win.

Irving scored five straight points in the final two minutes as the Celtics held off a late Miami rally for their fourth win in a row and eighth straight over the Heat.

The Heat rallied from an 11-point deficit midway through the third quarter and got within 88-86 on Goran Dragic's lay-up with 1min 53sec remaining in the fourth quarter.

Irving responded with a short jumper and a three-pointer that gave the Celtics 93-86 lead with 57sec left. Dragic finished with 22 points.

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points, Paul George added 20 and Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Chicago Bulls 101-69.

The Thunder never trailed and relied on a balanced scoring attack while limiting the Bulls to 28.2 per cent shooting from the field.

Westbrook posted his third triple-double of the season and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.

Rookie Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 15 points and Justin Holiday finished with 11 points. Robin Lopez added 10 for Chicago.

Chandler Parsons scored 24 points as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Houston Rockets 103-89 at FedExForum.

Parsons went nine-of-11 from the floor against Houston and was six-of-eight from three-point range.

Ryan Anderson led Houston with 22 points, seven rebounds and two blocks and James Harden had 20 points, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals for the Rockets.