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Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the punishments a day after the incident in the fourth quarter

Trae Young blew up on Sunday
Trae Young blew up on Sunday

There were only four games on Sunday, but we saw breakout performances from Trae Young, Iman Shumpert, Alex Len and Montrezl Harrell.

Steph Curry passes Paul Pierce for sixth place on NBA all-time 3-point list
Steph Curry passes Paul Pierce for sixth place on NBA all-time 3-point list

Curry is now 829 makes away from passing Pierce's teammate, Ray Allen, for the top spot on the all-time list.

Raptors' rested Leonard to play Hornets

The Toronto Raptors have been able to win with and without their new star Kawhi Leonard in taking the first three games of the season. After being rested Saturday in a 117-113 victory over the Washington Wizards, Leonard is expected to return to the lineup Monday in Toronto when the Raptors play Kemba

Kings down Thunder to spoil Westbrook
Kings down Thunder to spoil Westbrook's season debut

Russell Westbrook showed little sign of rust in his NBA season debut but his 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists weren't enough to lift Oklahoma City to a first win of the young campaign. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Westbrook had missed the first two games of the season as he continued

Based on Instagram, Draymond Green enjoyed the Lakers-Rockets fight
Based on Instagram, Draymond Green enjoyed the Lakers-Rockets fight

This is right on brand for the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year...

Lakers
Lakers' Ingram, Rondo and Rockets' Paul suspended after NBA punch-up

The NBA came down hard on Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram Sunday, suspending him four games while banning teammate Rajon Rondo three games and Rockets guard Chris Paul two for their roles in a fourth-quarter melee. The league said in a statement that Ingram "has been suspended for aggressively

NBA confirms Rajon Rondo spit at Chris Paul, hands out suspensions after fight
NBA confirms Rajon Rondo spit at Chris Paul, hands out suspensions after fight

The final suspension tally is four games for Brandon Ingram, three for Rajon Rondo, and two for Chris Paul.

Russell Westbrook set for season debut
Russell Westbrook set for season debut

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook will make his season debut Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.

Kings vs. Thunder live stream: Watch NBA game online on MyTeams
Kings vs. Thunder live stream: Watch NBA game online on MyTeams

Download MyTeams by NBC Sports on your phone, and you can watch today's Kings game, then come back all season long for the best coverage of the team.

AP source: NBA investigating Lakers-Rockets dustup
AP source: NBA investigating Lakers-Rockets dustup

The NBA is looking to see what sanctions Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram should face for their roles in an altercation that marred the final minutes of Saturday's game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. A person with knowledge of the situation said Sunday that the NBA

Warriors vs. Nuggets projected lineups, injury report, player usage
Warriors vs. Nuggets projected lineups, injury report, player usage

After a last-second win against the Jazz, the Warriors are playing a dangerous Nuggets team today in Denver.

Kings vs. Thunder projected lineups, injury report, player usage
Kings vs. Thunder projected lineups, injury report, player usage

The Kings look for their first win of the year as they head to OKC to take on the Thunder.

'CourtVision' Review: We tested Steve Ballmer's attempt to transform the NBA viewing experience

LOS ANGELES - Augmented reality on sports broadcasts isn't new. In fact, there's a gold standard: the first-down line for football games, invented two decades ago. Imagine the chaos and confusion in homes and sports bars across the country if they took that away. More recent additions to the genre include

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

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 official

Dose: Fight Night in L.A
Dose: Fight Night in L.A

In Sunday's Dose, Tommy Beer recaps a wild slate, which included a brawl between the Lakers and Rockets & another scoring explosion from Kemba Walker.

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D'Antoni backs NBA to 'sort out' Lakers-Rockets brawl

Mike D'Antoni backed the NBA to do a "good job" deciding what action to take for the "heated stuff" which occurred at Staples Center.

NBA: Lakers
NBA: Lakers' early struggles are normal, says James

The Lakers fell 124-115 to the visiting Houston Rockets to spoil James' debut at Staples Center after dropping their season opener to the Trail Blazers in Portland on Thursday. "I'm not disappointed at all," the three-time NBA champion, who signed a four-year, $154 million deal with

NBA: Lakers
NBA: Lakers' early struggles are normal, says James

The Lakers fell 124-115 to the visiting Houston Rockets to spoil James' debut at Staples Center after dropping their season opener to the Trail Blazers in Portland on Thursday. "I'm not disappointed at all," the three-time NBA champion, who signed a four-year, $154 million deal with

LeBron
LeBron's home debut ends in defeat, Walker makes NBA history

In his official home bow, LeBron James and the LA Lakers were beaten by the Houston Rockets 124-115.

Warriors, Nuggets to meet in battle of 2-0 teams

Nikola Jokic will attempt to post consecutive triple-doubles for the fifth time in his young career Sunday night when the Denver Nuggets host the Golden State Warriors in a clash of 2-0 teams. Jokic torched Phoenix Suns rookie hotshot Deandre Ayton for 35 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 119-

Thunder hosts Kings trying to avoid first 0-3 start in 11 years

In the Oklahoma City Thunder's Friday shootaround before its game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook looked nearly ready to go. Westbrook's shot looked a bit rusty but the athleticism that has made him one of the most electric players in the NBA looked intact. The 2017 NBA

Cavs play Hawks in first home game of post-James era

Two games into the second post-LeBron James era, a trend is developing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are hoping to reverse their trend of slow starts Sunday night in the home opener against the Atlanta Hawks. For the first time since 2009-10, the Cavaliers are off to a 0-2 start and they

Value of Sixers
Value of Sixers' future first-round pick could diminish as abolishment of one-and-done hits snag

The Sixers' 2021 first-round pick secured in a draft-night trade with Phoenix could lose value if the NBA's one-and-done rule isn't ended. By Matt Haughton

Appalachian State beats Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Darrynton Evans ran for a career-best 183 yards and a touchdown to help Appalachian State get past Louisiana-Lafayette 27-17 on Saturday to maintain a perfect record in Sun Belt Conference play.

Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler Among NBA Stars to Sit Out on Saturday Night
Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler Among NBA Stars to Sit Out on Saturday Night

A trio of former All-Stars will be inactive on Saturday night, with all three sitting out for either rest or injury rehabilitation.

Kawhi Leonard sits for Raptors on 2nd night of back-to-back
Kawhi Leonard sits for Raptors on 2nd night of back-to-back

Kawhi Leonard is sitting out as the Toronto Raptors play on a second consecutive night. Leonard did not travel with the Raptors to the nation's capital for their game at the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Leonard played in only nine games for the San Antonio Spurs last season, mostly because

Lakers
Lakers' James to make home debut against Rockets tonight

James said he and his new teammates are still going through a feeling-out period.

Two positives, two negatives from Kings
Two positives, two negatives from Kings' 20-point road loss to Pelicans

While the Kings' offensive was on full attack mode against the Pelicans, their defense couldn't have been much worse Friday night.

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard: Too early for MVP chants
Raptors star Kawhi Leonard: Too early for MVP chants

Kawhi Leonard appreciated the love from Toronto Raptors fans but felt the "MVP" chants came a little too early.

Jerebko nets winning basket in Warriors see-saw win over Jazz
Jerebko nets winning basket in Warriors see-saw win over Jazz

Jonas Jerebko executed a clutch tip in with 0.3 seconds left against his former team to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 124-123 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday. Kevin Durant scored 38 points and Stephen Curry tallied 31, while Sweden's Jerebko came off the bench to score 10 and the game winner

Watch: Top 10 plays from Friday
Watch: Top 10 plays from Friday

Count down the top 10 plays from Friday night includes an unlikely hero.

Clippers beat Thunder 108-92 for 1st win of season
Clippers beat Thunder 108-92 for 1st win of season

With stars Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan cleared out, Los Angeles is looking to compete with a mix of veterans and youngsters who came together to earn their first win of the season. Danilo Gallinari and Tobias Harris scored 26 points each and the Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter

NBA roundup: Butler jeered, cheered in Wolves win
NBA roundup: Butler jeered, cheered in Wolves win

Jimmy Butler scored 33 points on 10-of-12 shooting during his first home contest of the season to help the Minnesota Timberwolves post a 131-123 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night in Minneapolis. Butler was heartily booed in pregame introductions, stemming from his trade request and

Butler turns boos to MVP chants in Timberwolves
Butler turns boos to MVP chants in Timberwolves' first win

Jimmy Butler led the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA.

Leonard, Raptors visit Washington

The NBA season is less than a week old but the Toronto Raptors are making an early case as the team to beat in the East. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors visit the Washington Wizards Saturday night on the heels of a 113-101 win over the preseason Eastern Conference favorite Boston Celtics. Leonard led

Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III keeps big night in blowout in perspective
Kings rookie Marvin Bagley III keeps big night in blowout in perspective

In the end, wins and losses are the ultimate goal, and if the Kings lose sight of that, they've made a huge mistake. Bagley already has that perspective in mind.

Nets' LeVert on a roll heading into game against Pacers

In his third year in the NBA, Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert is showing he has the potential to be a big-time scorer. LeVert scored a career-high 28 points against the New York Knicks on Friday, and that included the game-winner with one second left. "He had a heck of game on both ends of the

Hornets will try to break Heat's stranglehold

If Saturday night is anything like last season, the Charlotte Hornets will be the perfect guests for the Miami Heat's 2018-2019 home opener. The Heat (1-1), who were off Friday after Thursday's last-second win over the Washington Wizards on Kelly Olynyk's putback, went 4-0 against the Hornets

Lakers' James to make home debut against Rockets

LeBron James will make his regular-season home debut as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers when they host the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. James had 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in his Los Angeles debut against the Trail Blazers in Portland on Thursday night, but the Lakers lost 128-

Kings rookie Marvin Bagley tops NBA debut in first half of second game
Kings rookie Marvin Bagley tops NBA debut in first half of second game

Bagley scored more points in the first quarter on Friday than he did in his NBA debut on Wednesday. 

Joe Ingles declares himself best shooter in NBA; Steph Curry responds
Joe Ingles declares himself best shooter in NBA; Steph Curry responds

After shootaround Friday, Steph Curry was asked about the Jazz lefty, and he answered.

Russell Westbrook out vs. Clippers Friday night, second game he
Russell Westbrook out vs. Clippers Friday night, second game he's missed

He could be back Sunday vs. Sacramento.

Chris Mack embraces challenge at scandal-plagued Louisville
Chris Mack embraces challenge at scandal-plagued Louisville

Chris Mack expected big changes when he left a school coming off a NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeding for scandal-plagued program with a rich basketball tradition. Louisville's first-year coach hit the ground running after leaving Xavier, attracting several transfers to supplement the Cardinals'

Pistons have the look of a playoff team in wide open East
Pistons have the look of a playoff team in wide open East

NBC Sports Chicago's Mark Schanowski previews Saturday's game between the Pistons and Bulls.

Tennessee Lady Vols forward Lou Brown tears ACL in practice

Tennessee forward Lou Brown has torn her anterior cruciate ligament in preseason practice. Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick announced Brown's injury Friday and said the Washington State graduate transfer is out indefinitely Warlick said the injury occurred Wednesday. Brown, a 6-foot-3 forward from

Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach.

Three at 3: Bucks a Whole New Team Under Budenholzer
Three at 3: Bucks a Whole New Team Under Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer's focus on spacing the floor has already opened up new scoring opportunities for Giannis Antetokounmpo and his teammates, making Milwaukee a strong bet at home against Indiana on Friday night.

NBA DFS Podcast for Oct. 19
NBA DFS Podcast for Oct. 19

Mike Gallaghers digs in deep on Friday's DFS slate.

Oculus to Stream NBA Games for Free in VR, Starting With Sunday
Oculus to Stream NBA Games for Free in VR, Starting With Sunday's Warriors vs. Nuggets

Basketball fans just got another option to watch this season's games for free, with a little help from Facebook's Oculus: virtual reality live-streaming startup NextVR is going to stream a number of NBA games in Oculus Venues without the need for an NBA League Pass subscription. Oculus Venues launched

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