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Fight in LeBron's home Lakers debut, 124-115 loss to Houston

Oct. 21, 2018 3:00 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A wild multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on LeBron's...

Lillard has 29 and Portland beats San Antonio 121-108

Oct. 21, 2018 1:29 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After making a 33-footer, Damian Lillard was asked if there's a limit on where he'll attempt at 3-pointer. "I mean, I probably wouldn't stop at half court and just shoot it," he said. "But once I get past half-court, especially at the end of the shot clock like it was, I'll shoot it...

Jokic's triple-double leads Nuggets past Suns 119-91

Oct. 21, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a historic night in which he was serenaded with "MVP!" chants for his eye-popping triple-double, Nikola Jokic's thoughts were with the Denver Nuggets' injured tone-setter. Forward Will Barton will go for an MRI on Sunday morning after injuring his right hip on a reverse layup in the third...

Youngsters Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wolves 140-136

Oct. 21, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had the home crowd roaring in the teenager's Dallas debut with step-back 3-pointers and big buckets late while fellow youngster Dennis Smith Jr. quietly played a secondary role. The script flipped in the final seconds. Doncic scored 26 points after a rough start in the No. 3...

Griffin, Smith lead Pistons over Bulls 118-116

Oct. 21, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Blake Griffin was having a big game and he had just hit a key 3-pointer on his previous attempt. Still, the perennial All-Star had no problem deferring to a reserve for a potential game-winning shot Saturday night. Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, Ish Smith scored all 15 of his points...

Walker scores 39, Hornets survive Heat rally 113-112

Oct. 20, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Kemba Walker got a call, and the Charlotte Hornets got a win. Walker continued his red-hot start by scoring 39 points, including the game-winning free throw with a half-second left, and the Hornets wasted a 26-point second-half lead but still spoiled Dwyane Wade's final home opener by topping...

Jayson Tatum scores 24 points, Celtics edge Knicks 103-101

Oct. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them. Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining. Tatum did far more good than...

With no Leonard, Lowry leads Raptors past Wizards 117-113

Oct. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All's going well for Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors at the moment, off to a 3-0 start and even winning without new star Kawhi Leonard in the second half of a back-to-back. Nothing's going right for John Wall and the Washington Wizards, 0-2 after a pair of losses at home and unable to...

Redick caps big game with late 3, 76ers beat Magic 116-115

Oct. 20, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Ben Simmons went down with an injury, JJ Redick stepped off the bench and into a starring role for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Redick scored 31 points, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left that lifted the 76ers over the Orlando Magic 116-115. Redick had his best...

Knicks rookie Knox leaves game with sprained left ankle

Oct. 20, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks rookie Kevin Knox left New York's game against Boston on Saturday night after spraining his left ankle in the first quarter. Knox was driving for a layup on a fast break when his ankle appeared to roll badly as he was fouled by Terry Rozier III. Knox stayed on the court briefly,...