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....

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....

Cousins, Gay lead Kings past young Suns 113-94

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PHOENIX (AP) -- DeMarcus Cousins scored 24 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Phoenix Suns 113-94 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams....

Nurkic, Barton lead Nuggets past Pelicans, Davis, 107-102

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Denver coach Mike Malone decided the Nuggets should not in fact do whatever it takes to stop Anthony Davis....

DeRozan's 40 leads Raptors to 109-91 win over Pistons
TORONTO (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan had clearly been itching for the start of the regular season. Like so many other veterans, he had to grind his way through exhibition games in training camp, gradually moving from 11 points in his first preseason game, to 15, to 20 and finally to 34 in the final warm-up game last week....

Whiteside powers Heat to season-opening win

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Retaining fifth-year center Hassan Whiteside was a major priority for the Miami Heat last summer....

Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Timberwolves 102-98

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Conley scored 24 points, Marc Gasol added 18 and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a slow start for a 102-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams....