PHILADELPHIA — Mike Dunleavy scored 12 of his season-high 27 points in the decisive third quarter and the Chicago Bulls held off a late Philadelphia rally in a 118-115 victory over the 76ers on Friday night.
Jimmy Butler added 23 points and Pau Gasol chipped in 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls, whose 4-0 road start is their best since going 6-0 away from Chicago to start the 1996-97 season. The Bulls’ Derrick Rose missed his third game in the last four after aggravating his sprained ankles in Wednesday’s 95-86 win over Milwaukee when the former MVP had 13 points and seven assists in 31 minutes. He is day-to-day.
Tony Wroten led four Sixers in double-figures with a career-high 31 points. Philadelphia fell to 0-6 — their worst start to the season since losing their first 15 in 1972-73 when they set an NBA mark for futility by finishing 9-73.
Magic top Timberwolves in overtime: Rookie Aaron Gordon had six of his 17 points in overtime, and Orlando beat Minnesota 112-103 for their first home win of the season.
Evan Fournier led the Magic (2-4) with 20 points, and Tobias Harris had 17 points and 16 rebounds.
The Timberwolves (2-3) lost point guard Ricky Rubio to a sprained left ankle in the first half.
Kevin Martin led Minnesota with 21 points, but missed a short jump shot in the final seconds of regulation. Nikola Pekovic and reserve Corey Brewer scored 16 apiece.
Lowry leads Raptors past Wizards: Kyle Lowry had 13 points, 10 assists and a season-high 11 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season, leading Toronto to a 103-84 victory over Washington.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points for the Raptors, who are off to the first 5-1 start in team history. Terrence Ross scored a season-high 18 points, and Lou Williams had 13.
Otto Porter scored 13 points and Kris Humphries had 11 for the Wizards, who lost for the first time since a season-opening defeat at Miami.
Washington shot 30 for 83 for a season-worst 36.1 percent.
Caldwell-Pope leads Pistons over Bucks: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 points and Brandon Jennings added 15 against his former team as Detroit defeated Milwaukee 98-95.
Josh Smith went 5-14 from the floor two days after a 2-17 game, but had a key put back to give the Pistons a 97-93 lead with 15.1 seconds to play, then clinched the game with a steal on the next possession.
Jabari Parker led the Bucks with 18 points, while former Piston Brandon Knight added 17 and nine assists.