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Clippers open the season with a 114-106 win over Portland

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:50pm

Blake Griffin had 27 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers opened the season Thursday night with a 114-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Leonard, Spurs spoil Kings arena opening with 102-94 win

Josh Dubow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:10pm

Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points and the San Antonio Spurs spoiled the regular season opener at Sacramento's new downtown arena, beating the Kings 102-94 on Thursday night.

Howard, Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks past Wizards 114-99

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:40pm

Dwight Howard was everything the Hawks were hoping for in his hometown debut.

Bulls sign former Celtics first-round pick draft pick Hunter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 6:11pm

The Chicago Bulls have signed former Boston Celtics first-round draft pick R.J. Hunter.

76ers players may respond in wake of national anthem flap

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:40pm

The Philadelphia 76ers held a team meeting Thursday and may take action in the wake of the organization's decision to cancel the national anthem performance by a singer wearing a "We Matter" jersey.

AP Source: Pistons in talks about downtown move; no deal yet

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:24pm

The Detroit Pistons could be starting their final season at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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

Dan Gelston and Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:00am

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

Young Lakers roar past Rockets 120-114 to win Walton's debut

Greg Beacham, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:20am

Before his official head coaching debut, Luke Walton cautioned the Los Angeles Lakers about the long, difficult road from the start of this rebuilding season to sustained success.

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.