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Clippers fall in season opener to Nuggets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 21 points, Gary Harris added 20 and the Denver Nuggets opened the season with a 107-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Denver led for most of the game but was trailing 92-84 with 5:14 remaining after the Clippers went on an 11-3 run that was highlighted by a pair ...

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Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs in opener

PHOENIX — Much of the talk going into the Dallas-Phoenix season opener centered on rookies Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic. But it was Devin Booker‘s show, providing impressive evidence why the Suns thought him worth that five-year, $158 million deal. Booker scored 19 of his 35 points in the final 6:44 and lifted the Phoenix Suns to a 121-100 victory ...

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Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando’s public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers. Then the game started. He didn’t have to solicit noise anymore. Welcome to the NBA, rookie class of 2018-19. There were 31 newcomers who got their first official playing ...

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Minnesota Timberwolves at San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves have been two of the most talked about teams in the NBA during the offseason so perhaps it’s only fitting that they open their 2018-19 campaigns against each other Wednesday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The Spurs have recorded 21 straight winning seasons and compiled the second-highest winning percentage of any ...

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Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two former San Antonio Spurs assistants duel for the first time as head coaches Wednesday night when the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets tip off their NBA seasons. Coming off back-to-back first-round playoff eliminations, the Bucks have turned to Mike Budenholzer to help them take the next step in an Eastern Conference that no longer will compete ...

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