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76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

Dan Gelston and Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:02am

Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey.

Cousins, Gay lead Kings past young Suns 113-94

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:40pm

Dave Joerger is off to a winning start with the Sacramento Kings.

Nurkic, Barton lead Nuggets past Pelicans, Davis, 107-102

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:40pm

Denver coach Mike Malone decided the Nuggets should not in fact do whatever it takes to stop Anthony Davis.

Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Timberwolves 102-98

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:40pm

The David Fizdale era as Memphis coach didn't get off to a glowing start.

Westbrook, Thunder spoil Embiid's debut for 76ers

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:20pm

The Philadelphia 76ers told a national anthem singer and a middle finger-flipping fan to hit the road.

DeRozan's 40 leads Raptors to 109-91 win over Pistons

Paul Attfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00pm

DeMar DeRozan had clearly been itching for the start of the regular season. Like so many other veterans, he had to grind his way through exhibition games in training camp, gradually moving from 11 points in his first preseason game, to 15, to 20 and finally to 34 in the final warm-up game last week.

Kidd-Gilchrist, Hibbert help Hornets beat Bucks 107-96

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00pm

The Charlotte Hornets turned up the pressure on the Milwaukee Bucks from the outset of their season opener.

Whiteside powers Heat to season-opening win

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:31pm

Retaining fifth-year center Hassan Whiteside was a major priority for the Miami Heat last summer.

Turner's opening act leads Pacers past Mavs, 130-121 in OT

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:23pm

Myles Turner walked onto center stage Wednesday night — and looked as comfortable in his starring role.

Thomas scores 25, Celtics fight off Nets 122-117

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21pm

With 2:31 left to play, Brooklyn's Trevor Booker made a layup to cut the Celtics' lead to 10 points and Boston coach Brad Stevens pointed at his resting starters and told them to get back on the floor.

Lakers pick up contract options on Randle, Russell, Nance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:20pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on guard D'Angelo Russell and forwards Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.

'Our 49 Pulse angels': Magic honor those killed in nightclub

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:40pm

There's nothing that can give Mayra Alvear back what she lost, or ease her pain, or calm her anger.

No. 1 pick Simmons says no timetable on 76ers return

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:10pm

Ben Simmons took a spot in the Philadelphia 76ers locker room instead of the starting lineup on opening night.

Nets guard Lin donates $1 million to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:00pm

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard that will help pay for renovation of the school's basketball arena and for undergraduate financial aid.

Hawks give 4-year extension to new starting PG Schroder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:32pm

The Atlanta Hawks signed point guard Dennis Schroder a four-year contract extension worth $70 million, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday.

Gilberts donate $15 million to MSU to help Breslin project

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:50pm

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and wife Jennifer are donating $15 million from the family's foundation to support renovations at Michigan State's basketball arena.

Leonard, Spurs spoil Durant's Warriors debut with blowout

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:00am

Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs put on such a basketball show they sent the loyal Golden State fans to a rare early exit. What a strange sight at Oracle Arena for opening night and Kevin Durant's long-awaited Warriors debut.

Lillard scores 39, Blazers run home-opening win streak to 16

Anne M Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:50pm

Portland's NBA-record streak of home-opening wins provided the inspiration against the Utah Jazz.

Bling and baseball: Cleveland at center of sports storm

Tom Withers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:32pm

Blinking back tears, LeBron James extended his right ring finger, the one sparkling with 400 diamonds, and touched the championship banner.