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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.

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.

Booker's late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs 121-100

Bob Baum, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:16pm

Much of the talk going into the Dallas-Phoenix season opener centered on rookies Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic.

Davis, Mirotic lead Pelicans past Rockets 131-112

Jordan Godwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:41pm

Anthony Davis couldn't help but notice James Harden's freshly minted MVP trophy sitting at midcourt before a ceremony during warmups on Wednesday night.

Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

Ian Harrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:23pm

Kawhi Leonard helped the Toronto Raptors extend their success in season-opening games.

Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale's debut

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:07pm

The nervous Knicks had missed their first nine shots and just needed somebody to make one to get them started.

Casey wins debut with Pistons, 103-100 over Nets

Noah Trister, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:07pm

It took the Detroit Pistons over three minutes to score in their first game under new coach Dwane Casey. Then at the end, they committed two straight shot-clock violations while trying to close out the victory.

Bamba, Gordon lead Magic over Heat 104-101

Dick Scanlon, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:04pm

Mohamed Bamba made a big impact in his first NBA game.

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Hornets 'small ball' 113-112

Steve Reed, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:03pm

Tony Parker said he'd never seen anything like it in his 18 seasons in the NBA.

Bogdanovic scores 19 points, Pacers rout Grizzlies 111-83

Michael Marot, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:41pm

Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan kept asking his team to focus on defense and rebounding during the offseason.