• Pacers 109, Knicks 95. On an evening where he shot 1-of-9 from the floor, had 1 assist (a shocking number for a point guard who played 26 minutes), four points, and six turnovers, Stephon Marbury heard the boos from the Garden crowd. Although I believe Marbury chose to believe that they were yelling "Shoes!" as a compliment to his fly new kicks. Al Harrington had 32 points for the Pacers, and set an all-time NBA record for points scored with such a poorly-conceived haircut.
• Rockets 107, Mavericks 76. The Rockets would like you to stop snickering when people mention them as a championship contender. Yao Ming shot 12-of-16 from the floor and 12-of-12 from the line, and Rafer Alston had 14 points and 12 assists for the Rockets. If there is such a thing as a statement game this early in the season, this is it, even if the statement can only be as bold as, "Hey, we won't suck as long as we're healthy... which probably won't be for very long, but just humor us, okay?"
• Jazz 106, Warriors 82. A lot of people like the Jazz this year as a surprise team in the West. And while they aren't the flashiest, most handsome, or appropriately-nicknamed team in the league, they do have an undefeated record three games in. Mehmet Okur had 21 and 12, Carlos Boozer had 17 and 14, and second-year man C.J. Miles added 17 points. No Warrior scored more than 12 points.
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