HOUSTON — Marc Gasol scored 26 points Monday night to lead the Memphis Grizzles to a 98-90 victory against the Houston Rockets.

Memphis won its first three games for the first time since the 2014-15 season when the team won its opening six.

With the score 88-88 and less than three minutes remaining, tempers flared after Memphis guard Mario Chalmers fell and tripped James Harden, who then shoved Chalmers as he tried to get up. After a lengthy review, both players received technicals and Harden was called for an offensive foul.

On the following play, James Ennis III made a shot where he was fouled and converted the free throw to put Memphis up by three. After Clint Capela’s dunk, Mike Conley hit a 3 to push the lead to 94-90.

76ERS 97, PISTONS 86: Ben Simmons had a triple-double in his fourth NBA game, Joel Embiid scored 30 points and Philadelphia won at Detroit for its first win of the season.

Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, showing off the skill and versatility that made him the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft before missing last season with a foot injury. He finished two assists shy of a triple-double in his previous game at Toronto.

BUCKS 103, HORNETS 94: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 14 rebounds, and Milwaukee scored the final nine points at home.

Antetokounmpo was 13 of 21 from the field and 6 of 8 at the line. He also had six assists and blocked two shots.

HEAT 104, HAWKS 93: Josh Richardson scored 21 points, Wayne Ellington made six 3-pointers in the second quarter and Miami wasted a 21-point lead before recovering at home.

Ellington scored 20 points and Goran Dragic finished with 19 for Miami, which went on a 17-6 run in the fourth quarter to help put the game away. Kelly Olynyk had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Dion Waiters added 10 points for the Heat.

SPURS 101, RAPTORS 97: LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points, and Dejounte Murray added 16 points and 15 rebounds as San Antonio held on at home.

San Antonio was without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, and Toronto was without Jonas Valanciunas. Their absences were noticeable in the flow of each team’s offense.

WARRIORS 133, MAVERICKS 103: Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and Golden State pulled away in the second half at Dallas.

Klay Thompson had 21 points as the Warriors got back to .500 four games into the season.


SUNS: Point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home a day after the team fired Coach Earl Watson and replaced him on an interim basis with Jay Triano.

Bledsoe had sent a tweet that read, “Don’t wanna be here.” General Manager Ryan McDonough said Bledsoe told him he was at a hair salon and that’s what the tweet was about, that it had nothing to do with the Suns. “I don’t believe that to be true,” McDonough said.

WARRIORS: Stephen Curry was fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of an official during the final minute of a loss Saturday night at Memphis.

Teammate Andre Iguodala received a $15,000 fine for his response and “verbally abusing a game official.”