The reigning Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns, coming off an impressive road win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, continue their road trip with a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. Paul, who also dished a game-high 14 assists, reached 20,000 career points in the second quarter.
The Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs will try to get back on the winning track when they square off in an early-season interconference dustup on Saturday. The Bucks, the defending NBA champs, travel to San Antonio after a 137-95 loss in Miami on Thursday in which the Milwaukee never led. The Bucks went nine minutes without a field goal and endured a 26-2 Miami run during the poor first quarter.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will go for their second win in a row to open the season when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday evening in Minneapolis. Minnesota is coming off a dominant 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets in its season opener Wednesday night. The Timberwolves held a 72-45 lead at halftime and never looked back as they shot 48.3 percent from the field and sank 16 3-pointers.