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NBA — Pistons make winning return to downtown Detroit

DETROIT -- Andre Drummond couldn't stop staring.As the All-Star center readied himself for a long night of basketball in what would turn out to be a 102-90 opening night win over the Charlotte Hornets, the 24-year-old with the...

Trail Blazers vs. Suns – Game Recap – October 18, 2017

PHOENIX -- If the Suns were a Broadway show, they'd close for good after opening night.The Suns weren't just bad in their 124-76 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in their season opener on Wednesday night. They were...

Fantasy basketball – Lonzo Ball vs. Ben Simmons

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a rotating panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic.Today's contributors are ESPN Fantasy's Eric Karabell and Kyle Soppe, plus SportsCenter anchor...

Awards predictions — MVP, Rookie of the Year in 2017-18

12:00 AM ETESPN.com FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintcommentWho will win top individual honors in 2017-18? Our NBA writers and analysts make their MVP picks and more.Go to: Rookie | Coach | Defensive POY | Sixth Man | Most Improved | MVPROOKIE...

LeBron James participates in shootaround, will be game-time decision for Cleveland Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James participated in the shootaround Tuesday morning ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics and will be a "total game-time" decision, a source familiar with James' thinking...

Kristaps Porzingis of New York Knicks happy for Carmelo Anthony

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- As the New York Knicks prepare to open their season against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kristaps Porzingis says he's happy to see ex-teammate Carmelo Anthony take on a "new challenge.""For myself, I wanted him to...

Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge deal benefits both sides

SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge looked up, then down, before firing back a "yeah, right" stare when asked whether he planned to return to the San Antonio Spurs after the 2017-18 season as opposed to opting out of...

Atlanta Hawks say PG Dennis Schroder faces discipline for role in fight outside restaurant

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks say point guard Dennis Schroder is facing undisclosed discipline for his role in an incident that led to his arrest last month on misdemeanor battery charges.Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk says in a...

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Marcus Morris to miss start of regular season

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, a projected starter after being acquired this summer, will be sidelined for the start of the regular season while battling right knee soreness.Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Sunday that Morris...

Tyronn Lue downplays Cleveland Cavaliers’ opener vs. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- When the NBA released its schedule for the 2017-18 season on Aug. 14, the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener against the Boston Celtics was already intriguing as an Eastern Conference finals rematch.Eight days later, when Cleveland...

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