NBA standings (Reuters)
28 Oct 2016 at 6:00am
Oct 28 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Thursday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 1 0 1.000 - 2. Boston 1 1 .500 0 1/2 3. Brooklyn 0 1 0 1 4. Philadelphia 0 1 0 1 5. NY Knicks 0 1 0 1 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Indiana 1 0 1.000 - 2. Chicago 1 0 1.000 - 3. Cleveland 1 0 1.000 - 4. Milwaukee 0 1 0 1 5. Detroit 0 1 0 1 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Atlanta 1 0 1.000 - 2. Miami 1 0 1.000 - 3. Charlotte 1 0 1.000 - 4. Orlando 0 1 0 1 5. Washington 0 1 0 1 WESTERN CONFERENCENORTHWEST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Oklahoma City 1 0 1.000 - 2. Denver 1 0 1.000 - 3. ...
Undermanned Jazz to host Lakers (The Associated Press)
28 Oct 2016 at 3:25am
Several shrewd trades during the summer brought improved depth to the Utah Jazz and positioned the team to be a rising star in the NBA's Western Conference this season. Utah opened the season with usual starting forwards Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors sidelined with injuries. Hayward is out through at least mid-November after fracturing his left finger in the preseason.
Mavericks, Rockets look to rebound from opening losses (The Associated Press)
28 Oct 2016 at 2:28am
The Dallas Mavericks open their home schedule Friday night at American Airlines Center against the Houston Rockets, with both Texas rivals in search of their first win. The Mavericks fell 130-121 in overtime at Indiana, while the Rockets dropped a 120-114 decision at the Los Angeles Lakers. Dallas fought back from 14 points down late in the first half to send its first game into OT.
Center matchup key in Heat-Hornets game (The Associated Press)
27 Oct 2016 at 10:33pm
Who said the days of significant centers are dead in the NBA? Not the 1-0 Miami Heat or the 1-0 Charlotte Hornets, who meet Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. It will be the home opener for the Heat, who remade their team largely around 7-foot, 265-pound center Hassan Whiteside, who signed a four-year, $98 million contract extension in July.
Mike D'Antoni hopes James Harden can average 15 assists per game this year (B...
27 Oct 2016 at 9:49pm
Mike D?Antoni and James Harden stand their ground. First, he wanted James Harden to average ?12 or 13? assists per game,? per a conversation the new Houston Rockets coach had with The Vertical?s Adrian Wojnarowski back in July. On the eve of his team?s first game of the season, a close Rockets loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday evening, D?Antoni upped the ante.
Young Lakers roar past Rockets 120-114 to win Walton's debut (The Associated ...
27 Oct 2016 at 12:51pm
Before his official head coaching debut, Luke Walton cautioned the Los Angeles Lakers about the long, difficult road from the start of this rebuilding season to sustained success. ''The outcome is less of a concern than how we play, and how we get after it,'' Walton said. Although these young Lakers won't be judged by wins and losses, their first victory together still felt awfully sweet.
Lakers shoot down Rockets to launch new era (AFP)
27 Oct 2016 at 6:58am
The new-look Los Angeles Lakers, with Kobe Bryant retired and coach Luke Walton at the helm, opened their NBA season with a 120-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter. D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points and Julius Randle added 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Lakers, who overcame James Harden's 34 points and career-high 17 assists for Houston -- who lost in former Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni's first game in charge of the Rockets.
NBA results (Reuters)
27 Oct 2016 at 5:16am
Oct 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) INDIANA 130 Dallas 121 (OT) Miami 108 ORLANDO 96 BOSTON 122 Brooklyn 117 TORONTO 109 Detroit 91 Charlotte 107 MILWAUKEE 96 MEMPHIS 102 Minnesota 98 Denver 107 NEW ORLEANS 102 Oklahoma City 103 PHILADELPHIA 97 Sacramento 113 PHOENIX 94 LA LAKERS 120 Houston 114
Lakers pick up contract options on Randle, Russell, Nance (The Associated Press)
27 Oct 2016 at 1:15am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their team options for the 2017-18 season on guard D'Angelo Russell and forwards Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr.
Warriors get back to work after beating by Spurs in opener (The Associated Pr...
26 Oct 2016 at 11:35pm
Steve Kerr had never seen it quite like this in his two seasons as coach: Oracle Arena emptied in a hurry with more than five minutes left, and not because the Warriors were way ahead. ''It was very strange,'' Kerr said Wednesday. A day after that embarrassing 129-100 defeat to San Antonio in the season opener that sent a sellout crowd flooding the exits early, the film showed all the flaws of the Warriors' most lopsided loss at home since falling 130-97 to the Lakers on Nov. 28, 2009.
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