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Miami Heat Win Season Opener More Significant Than Most

MIAMI — Old habits are hard to break, and old rivals are hard to like, so the Heat fans did what they have always done when Paul Pierce has been introduced here, and especially during the past four years, when they viewed him as one of the primary irritants to their adopted hero. Show More Summary

Pressure Is on New Orleans Pelicans to Make the Leap Alongside Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is already a star. The next step is putting that stardom to use. Davis graced the surface of greatness last year, his second NBA season, averaging 20.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and a league-leading 2.8 blocks per game while making his first (and certainly not last) All-Star appearance. Show More Summary

The Ultimate Guide to LeBron James Entering 2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 NBA season will begin with a different LeBron James in a familiar place. Though King James is now (again) a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he returns changed from his time away. A champion twice over and bearing two more...Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Searches for a 2nd Fiddle and Other News from Wednesday's NBA Action

Kobe Bryant scorched the Phoenix Suns to the tune of 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting Wednesday night, but the Los Angeles Lakers' lack of a reliable second fiddle is already taking a toll on the team's offensive productivity. While Bryant...Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo Begins Contract Year with Classic Performance in Win over Nets

BOSTON--Kevin Garnett had heard that Rajon Rondo had been giving reporters an update on his recovery progress from a broken left hand prior to Wednesday’s regular season opener. First, Rondo said he was 79 percent healthy on Monday.Show More Summary

Bulls Have Carmelo Anthony to Thank for Roster Ready to Make NBA Title Run

NEW YORK — NBA free agency is a wicked game of musical chairs, a wild rumpus of dollar signs and tangled destinies, each player's decision affecting the next one down the line. The results, and the resulting what-ifs, never cease toShow More Summary

Russell Westbrook Begins Quest to Find Footing as Thunder's Alpha Dog

Russell Westbrook looked every inch the leader in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 106-89 season-opening loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. And in the end, his act of stepping up while his team fell short perfectly encapsulated what hisShow More Summary

Predicting Every Major NBA Award Winner for the 2014-15 Season

It's too early to start thinking about the NBA's biggest awards, right? We should let the 2014-15 season breathe a bit before we start sizing up MVPs, ROYs, SMOYs and all the other "OYs" we can dream up...shouldn't we? Nnnnnnaaaaah. The early portion of the season affords ample opportunity for rampant speculation. Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo at Full Health Makes Boston Celtics Legitimate Playoff Contender

During the 2012-13 season, Rajon Rondo played just 38 games. The Boston Celtics finished 41-40. Last year, he played 30. The C's finished 25-57. There are obviously other circumstances at play, but the correlation between Rondo's minutes and Celtic wins is not a fluke. That was evident during Wednesday's season opener. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Los Angeles Lakers looked to bounce back from a tough start to the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night when they faced the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers lost a lot more than their season opener on Tuesday, losing promising rookie Julius Randle to a leg injury, and they faced a challenging test from the uptempo Suns. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

High-Octane Bulls Can Prove They're Much More Than Derrick Rose's Comeback Story

The stage was set for another compelling chapter in one of the NBA's most captivating stories to be written. The bright lights and raucous crowd at Madison Square Garden. The boos raining down from the rafters when he first touched the ball. Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons vs. Denver Nuggets 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Denver Nuggets looked to get their 2014-15 campaign off to a strong start, when they faced the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. The Nuggets featured a deep, athletic roster, but they faced a stern test from the dominant young frontcourt of the Pistons. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Memphis Grizzlies 10/29/14: Video Highlights, Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies looked to kick off their 2014-15 season with a win on Wednesday night when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies' elite frontcourt looked to carry them to a win, but they were up against a tough team in the new-look Timberwolves. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Houston Rockets looked to continue their strong start to the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night when they met up with the Utah Jazz. The Rockets scored a win in their season opener, but they faced a tough test from a young Jazz squad in their second game. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Indiana Pacers 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Indiana Pacers looked to kick off their 2014-15 campaign with a win Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite losing Paul George to a nasty injury in the offseason, the Pacers still hope to find a way into the playoffs but faced a tough test from the rebuilding Sixers in their season opener. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Brooklyn Nets looked to kick off their 2014-15 season with a win Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics. The Nets had high hopes heading into the season but faced a tough test from a gritty young Celtics squad eager to improve in head coach Brad Stevens' second season. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors kicked off their 2014-15 campaigns on Wednesday night in a clash of two of the Eastern Conference's best teams. The sharpshooting Hawks feature one of the better attacks in the East, but they faced a very tough test from a talented, balanced Raptors squad. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Drake Hugs Toronto Raptors Mascot Before Opening Game

Recording artist—and Toronto native—Drake is the official Toronto Raptors team ambassador and is always showing the team some love. Before Wednesday's opening game against the Atlanta Hawks, Drake ran into the Raptors mascot. Whoever was in the mascot outfit seemed pretty happy to meet the 28-year-old rapper. [Raptors] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Celtics exercise contract options 3 players

The Boston Celtics have exercised contract options on forwards Kelly Olynyk, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller.

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