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Antetokounmpo, Middleton help Bucks beat Pacers 118-101

Jim Hoehn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:09pm

Giannis Antetokounmpo's inside game is setting up the Bucks' new-look, long-range attack.

Temple, Jackson Jr. lead Grizzlies past Hawks 131-117

Clay Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:05pm

The Memphis Grizzlies' newcomers made a fine first impression on the home crowd.

Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:53pm

Jimmy Butler's trade request last month instantly turned him from fan favorite to scorned superstar in Minnesota.

Mirotic, Davis push Pelicans past Kings, 149-129

Brett Martel, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:44pm

When Anthony Davis wasn't soaring to the rim to slam down alley-oop lobs, Nikola Mirotic was burying a barrage of 3s that had the crowd chanting his name.

Kawhi Leonard scores 31 points, Raptors beat Celtics 113-101

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:41pm

Kawhi Leonard isn't quite back up to speed after missing most of last season.

LeVert's basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:13pm

Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead.

Walker leads Hornets to 120-88 rout over Magic

Bill Fay, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:49pm

The Charlotte Hornets have owned the Orlando Magic the last three seasons and nobody is more responsible than Kemba Walker.

Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:27pm

Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach.

Blazers spoil James' debut with 128-119 win over the Lakers

Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:38pm

LeBron James' debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss.

Islanders score 4 goals in 3rd period, top Kings 7-2

Dan Greenspan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:28pm

Valtteri Filppula isn't taking many shots, but the third-line center is making them count.

Olynyk's putback off Wade's miss lifts Heat past Wiz 113-112

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:09pm

Kelly Olynyk certainly wasn't counting on Dwyane Wade to miss. When Wade did, Olynyk was in the perfect spot.

Simmons triple-double leads 76ers past Bulls 127-108

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:42pm

Markelle Fultz heard 20,000 Philadelphia 76ers fans exhort him to shoot each time he touched the ball, a roaring confidence boost for a No. 1 pick closer to a bust than brilliance.

Kings center Anze Kopitar sidelined by illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:12pm

Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar sat out the Kings' game Thursday night against the New York Islanders because of illness.

Dwight Howard sits out Wizards' opener with sore buttocks

Howard Fendrich, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:42pm

Dwight Howard sat out the Washington Wizards' season opener Thursday night with what the team said is a sore buttocks.

Nuggets extend contract of coach Michael Malone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:39pm

The Denver Nuggets agreed a contract extension with coach Michael Malone, who was in the final season of a four-year deal.

NBA revamps website dedicated to providing officiating info

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:19pm

The NBA is getting even more transparent about the calls its officials make.

G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:08am

The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level.

Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 1:08am

Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando's public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers.

Nuggets rally in fourth to defeat Clippers in opener, 107-98

Joe Reedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:26pm

A huge reason why the Denver Nuggets missed the playoffs by one game last season was their road record.