Trailing Cleveland by double digits and struggling to spark the offense, Charlotte's Baron Davis decided to do something about it.
Davis scored 21 of his career-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Hornets to a 100-94 season-opening victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Charlotte, N.C.
"As a point guard, you have to be able to get the guys going and you have to find ways to do it," Davis said.
New Jersey 95, Boston 92--Jason Kidd had 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as the Nets beat the Celtics at Boston.
Miami 97, Toronto 92--Alonzo Mourning scored 25 points in 33 minutes as the Heat won at Miami.
Portland 92, Golden State 87--Bonzi Wells continued his impressive comeback from a serious knee injury, scoring a career-high 33 points to lead the Trail Blazers at Portland, Ore.
Scottie Pippen made 10 of 14 shots and scored 26 points. Damon Stoudamire added 12 assists.
Indiana 98, Chicago 73--Jermaine O'Neal scored 20 points in the second half at Chicago as the Pacers ruined the Bulls' opener.
Chicago's Eddy Curry, hoping to become a successful pro after entering the NBA straight from high school, scored two points on a basket in the final minute. Tyson Chandler, who played at Compton Dominguez High last season, got in the game in the fourth quarter for Chicago and made a free throw with 1:04 left.