New Jersey's Kris Humphries scored 21 points and 16 rebounds to help the Nets overcome a big deficit and beat the Washington Wizards 90-84 on Monday in the NBA season opener for both teams.
Deron Williams had 23 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for New Jersey, which trailed by as much as 21 points in the second quarter, but began to turn things around with a 16-2 run. Backup shooting guard Nick Young led Washington with 16 points in just 18 minutes.
In Sacramento, Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as the Kings opened their season in grand fashion, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 100-91 at home for the first time in more than three years.
Tyreke Evans added 20 points for the Kings, who had lost nine of 10 to the Lakers and five straight at home.
Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, added 19 for the Lakers.
In Oakland, Golden State beat Chicago 99-91, giving new coach Mark Jackson his first victory.
Elsewhere, it was: Bobcats 96, Bucks 95; Magic 104, Rockets 95; Pacers 91, Pistons 79; Raptors 104, Cavaliers 96; Thunder 104, Timberwolves 100; Nuggets 115, Mavericks 93; Hornets 85, Suns 84; Spurs 95, Grizzlies 82 and Trail Blazers 107, 76ers 103.