Basketball

Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in OKC debuts for…

Westbrook, Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in Oklahoma City debuts for George, Anthony

Nets' Lin expected to miss season with right knee…

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin expected to miss the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee

Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips' 108-92 rout of Lakers

Blake Griffin scored 29 points, DeAndre Jordan added 14 points and 24 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers spoiled Lonzo Ball's quiet NBA debut with a 108-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers

Gordon Hayward's agent says his surgery 'went…

After losing top free agent Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury, the Celtics dropped back-to-back games to open the NBA season

Blazers hand Suns worst loss ever in season…

Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers opened the season by handing the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided loss in the franchise's 49-year history, 124-76

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Valanciunas, Miles help Raptors beat Bulls 117-101 in opener

Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, C.J. Miles scored 22 points in his Toronto debut and the Raptors beat the short-handed Chicago Bulls 117-101 in the season opener for both teams

Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on…

Cleveland's victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT's second most-watched telecast ever on opening night

Rockets rally to spoil defending champion…

Kevin Durant's baseline jumper swished through the net just barely too late, and the Houston Rockets rallied in the fourth to beat Golden State 122-121 on the night the Warriors received their championship rings

Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 win over the Charlotte Hornets

San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by…

The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas and are being bought by MGM Resorts International the league announced Tuesday

LeBron on: Cavs star playing in opener vs. Irving…

LeBron James playing against Irving, Celtics in season opener after being slowed by ankle injury

Aldridge's double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves, 107-99

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 107-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves while opening the season Wednesday night without leading scorer Kawhi Leonard

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AP source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets agree to…

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets

Rude welcome: Irving set for return to 'rowdy…

Rude welcome: Irving set for rowdy homecoming on return to Cleveland with Celtics.

Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings

James Harden had 27 points and nine assists and the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season despite playing this one without Chris Paul, spoiling another opener by beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on Wednesday night

LeBron questionable to face Irving, Celtics in…

LeBron still questionable to play Celtics because of sprained left ankle.

Chris Paul's free agency decision becomes a…

Chris Paul's free agency decision becomes a documentary

Conley, rookie Brooks lead Grizzlies past Pelicans 103-91

Mike Conley scored 27 points, rookie Dillon Brooks added 19 and the Memphis Grizzlies built beat the New Orleans Pelicans 103-91 in their season opener

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Spurs' Popovich labels Trump 'a soulless coward'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called President Donald Trump "a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others."

AP Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

The San Antonio Spurs have reached agreement with LaMarcus Aldridge on an extension that will keep him under contract for an additional three years

Burks takes over in 4th, Jazz beat Nuggets 106-96

Rudy Gobert scored 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-96 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams