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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.

Pistons play recording of Aretha Franklin singing anthem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:17pm

The Detroit Pistons honored Aretha Franklin before their season opener Wednesday night by playing a recording of her singing the national anthem.

Pelicans add Frazier, waive Williams

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:26pm

The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers.

Pistons without Johnson, Bullock against Nets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:04pm

The Detroit Pistons are without two potential starters for their season opener Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.

Suns sign G Jamal Crawford to 1-year contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:50pm

The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Jamal Crawford.

The Latest: Georgia's Tom Crean wants what Saban, Izzo had

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:57am

The Latest on Southeastern Conference media day (all times Eastern):

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

Janie McCauley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:37pm

Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet.

Celtics beat 76ers 105-87 as Hayward, Irving make returns

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:44pm

The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season.

Nets' Carroll has ankle surgery on eve of season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:11pm

Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll has undergone right ankle surgery and will miss the start of the season.

Future of Paul Allen's sports holdings remains unclear

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:56pm

Paul Allen's love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle.

Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

Dave Campbell, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:56pm

Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener.