Blazers rally past Bulls

PORTLAND — Derrick Rose injured his right knee Friday night and the Chicago Bulls star, who sat out last season following surgery on his other knee, did not return during a 98-95 loss to the streaking Portland Trail Blazers.

Wesley Matthews had a season-high 28 points and Damian Lillard added 20 to help the Trail Blazers run their winning streak to nine games.

Rose led the Bulls with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists but was assisted to the locker room with 3:20 remaining in the third quarter. The 2011 NBA MVP tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs and missed last season while recovering from surgery.

Carlos Boozer had 16 points and Luol Deng added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago.

Hawks 96, Pistons 89

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Kyle Singler scored 22 points in a starting role for Detroit, but the Pistons fell to the Hawks.

Jeff Teague scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter, then helped Atlanta hold on with a spectacular block in the final minutes against Detroit.

Singler started in place of Josh Smith, who signed a $54 million, four-year deal with Detroit in the offseason after nine seasons with the Hawks. He was left out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. He went scoreless in 20 minutes for his first scoreless game since December 2004, when he was a rookie.

Timberwolves 111, Nets 81

At Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in just 28 minutes, and Minnesota defeated woeful Brooklyn to beat Kevin Garnett for the first time since he was traded in 2007.

Pacers 97, Celtics 82

At Boston, Paul George scored 27 points and led a comeback from an eight-point halftime deficit to help Indiana improve on the best record in the Eastern Conference with a win over Boston.

Lakers 102, Warriors 95

At Los Angeles, Pau Gasol had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Nick Young scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, and Los Angeles took advantage of Stephen Curry's absence in a victory over Golden State.

Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake scored 14 points apiece for the Lakers, who returned from four days off to win consecutive games for the first time all season.

Spurs 102, Grizzlies 86

At Memphis, Tenn., Tony Parker scored 20 points, Tiago Splitter added 17 and San Antonio extended the best start in franchise history by beating Memphis for its ninth straight victory.

76ers 115, Bucks 107, OT

At Philadelphia, Evan Turner scored 27 points and Spencer Hawes scored 11 of his 25 points in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime to lead Philadelphia to a win over Milwaukee that snapped a four-game skid.

Pelicans 104, Cavaliers 100

At New Orleans, Anthony Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds and New Orleans erased a 12-point deficit in the final 5 minutes to beat Cleveland.

Suns 98, Bobcats 91

At Charlotte, N.C., Channing Frye scored 20 points, P.J. Tucker was perfect from the field and Phoenix defeated Charlotte to snap a four-game losing streak.

Mavericks 103, Jazz 93

At Dallas, Monta Ellis scored 26 points to pace five teammates in double figures as Dallas built a 28-point first-half lead and withstood Utah's second-half rally for the win.

Dallas (9-4) has opened its home schedule 7-0 for the first time since 2003-04.

Raptors 96, Wizards 88

At Toronto, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 17 points to help Toronto overcome John Wall's season-high 37 points for the Washington Wizards.

Jonas Valanciunas had 11 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto. Amir Johnson added 14 points and Kyle Lowry 12 for the Raptors, who have won two straight and lead the Atlantic Division with a 6-7 record.

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