Timberwolves 97,?Pistons 91

Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift host Minnesota to a victory over Detroit on Thursday night.

Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener.

Caron Butler scored 24 points and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and six assists for the Pistons, who have opened the season with two straight losses on the road under first-year coach Stan Van Gundy.

Wizards 105, Magic 98

John Wall had 30 points and 12 assists, and Washington held off a late surge to beat host Orlando.

Marcin Gortat added 20 points and 12 rebounds. All five starters scored in double figures as Washington earned its fifth straight victory over its division rival.

The Magic trailed by three at the half, only to be outscored 28-15 in the third quarter. Orlando recovered in the fourth and rallied to trim what had been a 17-point Washington lead to two with less than a minute to play.

Mavericks 120, Jazz 102

Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and host Dallas celebrated the return of two key pieces from the franchise’s only championship team in a victory over Utah in its home opener.

Tyson Chandler had 13 points and six rebounds in his first home game since leaving in free agency not long after celebrating the crown. J.J. Barea, who was re-acquired a day earlier, got a standing ovation when he came off the bench late in the first quarter. He had four points.