Clippers open the season with a 114-106 win over Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Clippers' goal in their opener was to keep the Portland Trail Blazers from making 3-pointers....

Leonard, Spurs spoil Kings arena opening with 102-94 win

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard ripped the ball away from Ben McLemore and drove the other way for a three-point play. Then the next time down the court, Leonard grabbed it away from McLemore and scored on the other end....

Wade scores 22 in Chicago debut, Bulls beat Celtics 105-99

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Dwyane Wade got the ball in the corner, took a dribble to his left and stepped back for the dagger 3-pointer....

Howard, Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks past Wizards 114-99

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Dwight Howard was everything the Hawks were hoping for in his hometown debut....

76ers players may respond in wake of national anthem flap

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers held a team meeting Thursday and may take action in the wake of the organization's decision to cancel the national anthem performance by a singer wearing a "We Matter" jersey....

76ers anthem singer says 'We Matter' shirt got her the boot

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Sevyn Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey....

Young Lakers roar past Rockets 120-114 to win Walton's debut

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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....