Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Kemba Walker made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 58.3 seconds left to help the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-84 on Friday. Walker ended with 23 points, seven assists, three steals and two blocks for the Bobcats, who bounced back from Wednesday's season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 15 points and six rebounds for Charlotte, which picked up its first win under new head coach Steve Clifford. Bismack Biyombo got the start in place of an injured Al Jefferson and recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards. Tristan Thompson ended with 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who started the season with a 98-94 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. C.J. Miles and Kyrie Irving tallied 22 and 16 points, respectively.
Final Score: Orlando 110, New Orleans 90
Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arron Afflalo led six Orlando players in double figures with 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting as the Magic entered the win column with a 110-90 rout of the New Orleans Pelicans at Amway Center. Maurice Harkless had his best game of the young season for Orlando, netting 20 points to go with a team-high eight rebounds and four steals. Kyle O'Quinn added 14 points and four blocks off the bench while Nikola Vucevic, Jameer Nelson and rookie Victor Oladipo all had 10 points. The Magic entered the contest winless despite playing well in a pair of road games. The Pacers fought from behind to best Orlando on opening night, and the Timberwolves escaped with a win in overtime on Wednesday thanks to a late Kevin Love triple in regulation. The Pelicans fell to 0-2 despite the best efforts of former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, who tallied 26 points and 17 rebounds. Jrue Holiday had 17 points and five assists and Anthony Morrow hit 4-of-4 from behind the arc, part of a 14-point effort.
Final Score: Philadelphia 109, Washington 102
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Michael Carter-Williams hit the shot that gave them the lead, but the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Washington Wizards 109-102 Friday night on the backs of three veterans. Thaddeus Young scored 29 points, Evan Turner had 23 and Spencer Hawes chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Sixers rallied from 14 down to improve to 2-0 for the first time in seven years. Carter-Williams, after his record-setting debut Wednesday in Philadelphia's shocking win over the Miami Heat, had 14 points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal in this one. John Wall scored 26 points to lead the Wizards, but had just three in the second half.
Final Score: Atlanta 102, Toronto 95
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - After a lackluster opener in Dallas, Al Horford was a handful in his home debut. Horford had 22 points and 16 rebounds in the Atlanta Hawks' 102-95 triumph over the Toronto Raptors to give new head coach Mike Budenholzer his first win. Horford tallied just 11 points and five boards in Wednesday's 118-109 loss to the Mavericks, who shot 57.1 percent and 11-of-24 from beyond the arc. Jeff Teague registered 17 points and 12 assists for Atlanta, which won two of its three meetings against Toronto last season. DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with a career-high 31 points, while Rudy Gay netted just 14 points on 6-of-23 shooting (26.1 percent).
Final Score: Milwaukee 105, Boston 98
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Up by 22 points midway through the third quarter, Boston coach Brad Stevens was in prime position for his first win as an NBA coach. The Milwaukee Bucks, though, rode the strong play of their bench players and netted the game's final 10 points for a stunning 105-98 triumph at TD Garden. Zaza Pachulia scored half of his 20 points in the last quarter to help Larry Drew earn his first win as Bucks coach and spoil Boston's home opener. Brandon Bass' two free throws boosted the Celtics to a 98-95 lead with 2:37 remaining, but Milwaukee's reserves proved to be the difference by scoring all but five of the team's points in a 34-15 fourth-quarter margin. Pachulia had six of his team's points during the 10-0 run, including two free throws with 43.5 seconds left that gave his team the lead. He also had nine rebounds in the game. Milwaukee had 68 points from their bench players. Vitor Faverani had 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Celtics.