Houston Rockets star Tracy McGrady will miss three weeks because of back spasms. McGrady left practice on Friday after hurting his back on a dunk. He did not attend the Rockets' game against New Orleans on Saturday night.
Detroit defeated Toronto 117-84, Washington beat Orlando 87-79, Milwaukee defeated Miami 105-100 and the L.A. Clippers beat Minnesota 100-99 in overtime, as each team remains unbeaten.
Charlotte defeated Boston in overtime 107-105 on Saturday. The victory came after the Bobcats officially opened their brand-new $265 million facility. The new arena played host to a sell-out crowd. Among the fans who filed the arena, were celebrities such as rap artist and part team owner Nelly, singer Ashanti, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and actor Will Ferrell.
LAST SECOND HEROICS
Richard Jefferson converted a three-point play with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift the New Jersey Nets over the Chicago Bulls 100-99 Saturday night. Jefferson's basket came after Chicago's Ben Gordon missed the second of two free throws with seven seconds left.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
LeBron James scored 36 points to go along with six assists in Cleveland's 113-106 loss to Memphis. Paul Pierce scored 32 points in Boston's 107-105 overtime loss to Charlotte.
In his first game back, Michael Finley was held to two points in San Antonio's 103-84 loss to Dallas. Finley received a long, loud standing ovation when he entered in the first quarter, but was hardly heard from again despite playing 27 minutes.