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

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:00pm

Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22, and the Denver Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Anthony Davis to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 107-102 in both teams' regular season opener Wednesday night.

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

Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:00pm

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 23 points and 14 rebounds in his return from a shoulder injury, Roy Hibbert added 15 points, and the Charlotte Hornets opened their season with a 107-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.

Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Timberwolves 102-98

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:00pm

Mike Conley scored 24 points, Marc Gasol added 18 and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a slow start for a 102-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Thomas scores 25, Celtics fight off Nets 122-117

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:35pm

Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and nine assists, Jae Crowder added 21 points and Al Horford pitched in 11 in his Boston debut on Wednesday night as the Celtics survived a late scare to beat the Brooklyn Nets 122-117 in their season opener.

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

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:34pm

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

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

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:30pm

Myles Turner scored 30 points, tied his career high with 16 rebounds and made a 3-pointer with 1:18 left in overtime to start an 8-0 run that allowed the Indiana Pacers to close out a 130-121 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks.

Whiteside powers Heat to season-opening win

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:10pm

Miami center Hassan White had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots and point guard Goran Dragic added 16 points as the Heat cruised to a 108-96 season-opening victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

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

Paul Attfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:10pm

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points and Jonas Valanciunas added a career-high 32 as the Toronto Raptors opened their season with a 109-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

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.

Warriors, Spurs honor TNT's Craig Sager

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:00pm

It wasn't a White Out, a Black Out or a Blue Out at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night. It was a Craig Out.

James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 9:52pm

LeBron James took time to reflect as the Cleveland Cavaliers raised their championship banner.