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Thunder's Durant ready for 1st game action since February

Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 1:26pm

It has been eight months since Kevin Durant played in an NBA game.

Pacers add rookie Kadeem Jack to training camp roster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 12:23pm

The Indiana Pacers signed former Rutgers start Kadeem Jack on Wednesday.

Lakers' Russell exits exhibition game with bruised glute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 7th - 12:20am

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell left their exhibition game against Utah in the first quarter Tuesday night with a bruised glute muscle.

Mudiay scores 17, Nuggets down Dallas 96-86

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:53pm

Emmanuel Mudiay scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 96-86 on Tuesday night.

Smith leads Grizzlies past Rockets, 92-89

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 9:00pm

Russ Smith scored 12 points, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee added 11 apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 92-89 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Butler, McDermott pace Bulls over Bucks, 105-95

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:51pm

Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott scored 23 points each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, making new coach Fred Hoiberg a winner in his preseason debut.

George has 20-point first quarter in Pacers' preseason win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:31pm

Paul George scored 20 of his 32 points in the first quarter and the Indiana Pacers overcome rookie Stanley Johnson's 26 points in a 115-112 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out 6 months after surgery

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:01pm

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss six months after having right shoulder surgery Tuesday night.

Porter, Wizards dominate 76ers for 129-95 win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 7:51pm

Otto Porter scored 22 points, Bradley Beal had 19 and the Washington Wizards took control in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

Defense lawyer: White officer targeted black NBA player

Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:33pm

A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer told jurors Tuesday.

Ben Gordon goes vegan for a stint, notices improved energy

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:01pm

Ben Gordon ate avocados any time of day for their healthy fat, and also fueled his workouts with oatmeal and different juices or nutrient-rich smoothies.

Richmond, St. Jean complete Mullin's staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:44pm

First-year St. John's head coach Chris Mullin has completed his coaching staff, naming fellow Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond a special assistant and Greg St. Jean an assistant.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

Daniella Matar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:03pm

The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Kings down Trail Blazers 109-105 in OT preseason opener

Malika Andrews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 1:10am

Marco Belinelli had 32 points, including four 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-105 in overtime Monday night, the preseason opener for both teams.

Barboza, Thompson lead Warriors past Raptors 95-87

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 11:12pm

Leandro Barbosa scored 15 points, Klay Thompson added 14 and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 95-87 in a preseason game Monday night.

Cavaliers return to home court for 1st time since Finals

Steve Herrick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:51pm

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers took the court at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night for the first time since losing Game 6 of the NBA Finals in June.

Hornets' Kidd-Gilchrist out indefinitely, has torn labrum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:51pm

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss an extended period of time after an MRI revealed he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Former Suns center Neal Walk dead at 67

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 1:51pm

Neal Walk, a tough center on the early Phoenix Suns teams who became an inspirational speaker after losing the use of his legs, has died at age 67.

Bosh returns to the lineup, Hornets top Heat 90-77

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:31pm

Chris Bosh returned to the Miami Heat lineup and scored 14 points in a 90-77 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night in a preseason game.