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Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, making a pair of baskets in a finishing run after New York had blown a 25-point lead, and the Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 90-83 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.Upvote Share Tweet
nba.com Updated Oct 30, 2013The Bucks' slick new home floor has been temporarily shelved.Upvote Share Tweet
Irving, Cavaliers slip past new-look NetsESPN.com Updated Oct 30, 2013Anderson Varejao's basket with 28 seconds left -- off an assist from Kyrie Irving -- sent Cleveland to a 98-94 win on Wednesday night over the remodeled Brooklyn Nets in coach Mike Brown's first game back with the Cavaliers.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Oct 30, 2013Allen Iverson's quiet goodbye from the NBA failed to capture his intense, complicated career.Upvote Share TweetCavaliers center Andrew Bynum is playing in his first NBA game since 2012.Upvote Share TweetCavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has already had one superstar leave under his watch. He doesn't want it to happen again.Upvote Share TweetWill Bynum and Chauncey Billups were in the starting lineup for the Detroit Pistons against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, while guards Brandon Jennings and Rodney Stuckey sat out with injuries.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Oct 30, 2013PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Miami guard Dwyane Wade sat out the Heat's game Wednesday night against Philadelphia to rest his sore knees.Upvote Share TweetAfter an early TNT game that turned into a Heat blowout for a long stretch of the second half — though the Bulls did come back to make it a game in the fourth — it was refreshing to see a tight intra-city battle between the Lakers and Clippers. Except, …Upvote Share Tweet
Pacer Paul George bought every ticket for Fresno State’s home opener to give away for freeyahoo.com Updated Oct 30, 2013Your chances to watch Nov. 16th’s Fresno State/Cal State Northridge men’s basketball game in person just got a lot tougher. Thanks a lot, Paul George. Not content with scoring the first basket of the NBA’s season on Tuesday night, The Indiana Pacers All…Upvote Share Tweet
10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: LeBron’s Next DecisionWith the NBA season starting tonight, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the past week, we’ve been taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, let’s talk …Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Oct 30, 2013If you thought Chris Bosh wasn't going to celebrate a pretty convincing victory over a conference rival on a night he received his second straight NBA championship ring by sneaking up on his teammates and mean-mugging during their post-game interviews, …Upvote Share TweetOne could see some of the old Derrick Rose and Chicago Bulls on opening night, but they have much to learn if they are to knock off the Miami Heat come the postseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul George Introduces Victor Oladipo To The NBA With A Block That’s Really GoaltendingThe No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Victor Oladipo, is considered by many — myself included — to be one of the favorites in a wide-open ROY race. Tonight, when his Magic went an hour north of his old college stomping grounds in Bloomington to take on …Upvote Share TweetDuring the Heat’s championship ring ceremony tonight, LeBron James was wearing a pair of Nike LeBron 11 Personal Edition’s that resembled Iron Man. It was the Avengers who won the game for the 2-time champs though, with 7-of-9 Heat players who saw actio…Upvote Share Tweet
CourtVision: The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios Facing the Cavsgrantland.com Updated Oct 30, 2013Welcome to If City. As the season opens, no team in the league has a higher ceiling and a lower floor than the Cleveland Cavaliers. If all goes well, ...Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Survive In OpenerOct 30Despite surrendering a 25-point lead, the Knicks held on for a 90-83 win over the Bucks.
Pistons Pound WizardsOct 30Greg Monroe's double-double helped the Pistons top the Wizards 113-102.
George, Pacers Rally Past PelicansOct 30Paul George dropped 32 points in the Pacers' 95-90 win over the Pelicans.
Cavs Stun NetsOct 30Tristan Thompson scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers past the Nets 98-94.
Miami Heat hold Dwyane Wade out against Philadelphia 76ers as precautionOct 30In a decision that could become routine this season, the Miami Heat decided to sit Dwyane Wade Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers because it was on the second night of a back-to-back.
Allen Iverson retires -- To be 76er until 'day I die'Oct 30Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA.
Lee Jenkins: Bench leads Lakers in flipping the script to beat favored Cli…Oct 30LOS ANGELES -- One year ago, the Lakers were rolling out arguably the most decorated starting lineup ever assembled, and Shawne Williams was not playing basketball. Drafted in 2006 out of Memphis, Williams had already been with six teams and arrested th…
Ian Thomsen: Three-Pointers: LeBron James, Heat bury Chicago Bulls in open…Oct 30Three thoughts from the Heat's 107-95 win over the Bulls on the NBA's opening night Tuesday in Miami.