Jamal Crawford scored 27 points off the bench, Blake Griffin had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Utah Jazz 102-87 Saturday night.
Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 44 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past Utah 95-90 on Friday as the Jazz honored former coach Jerry Sloan.
LeBron James scored 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 21 points and seven assists, and the Miami Heat rode the strength of a big third-quarter run to beat the Utah Jazz 105-89 on Saturday night.
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Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, Arron Afflalo added 22 and the Denver Nuggets opened the season with a 110-88 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in coach George Karl's return to the bench.
Los Angeles 96, Seattle 82
UTAH 86, LA CLIPPERS 67
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Matt Harpring scored 22 of his 28 points in the period as the Utah Jazz won 103-90 Friday night, tying their longest winning streak of the season at six.
Karl Malone scored 33 points, including 14 in a fourth-quarter comeback, as the Utah Jazz rallied for a 103-101 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.
Karl Malone scored 12 of his 31 points in the third quarter as the Utah Jazz erased an 11-point deficit and overcame a flat first half in a 105-63 win over the slumping Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.