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Knicks takeaways from opening night 138-134 double-OT win over Celtics, including Julius Randle
Knicks takeaways from opening night 138-134 double-OT win over Celtics, including Julius Randle's 35-point performance

The Knicks escaped opening night with a win, beating the Boston Celtics 138-134 in double overtime on Wednesday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets
Karl-Anthony Towns with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets

Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a dunk vs the Houston Rockets, 10/20/2021

Tyus Jones with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers
Tyus Jones with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers

Tyus Jones (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/20/2021

Kyle Anderson with an assist vs the Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Anderson with an assist vs the Cleveland Cavaliers

Kyle Anderson (Memphis Grizzlies) with an assist vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/20/2021

Ja Morant with an alley oop vs the Cleveland Cavaliers
Ja Morant with an alley oop vs the Cleveland Cavaliers

Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies) with an alley oop vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/20/2021

Desmond Bane with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers
Desmond Bane with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers

Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies) with a 2-pointer vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/20/2021

Brandon Ingram with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers
Brandon Ingram with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers

Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans) with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 10/20/2021

Top plays from Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Top plays from Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Top plays from Memphis Grizzlies vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/20/2021

Ricky Rubio with a 3-pointer vs the Memphis Grizzlies
Ricky Rubio with a 3-pointer vs the Memphis Grizzlies

Ricky Rubio (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a 3-pointer vs the Memphis Grizzlies, 10/20/2021

Doc Rivers has some advice for new Sixers point guard Tyrese Maxey
Doc Rivers has some advice for new Sixers point guard Tyrese Maxey

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers has some advice for young point guard Tyrese Maxey.

Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors
Game stream: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors

The Washington Wizards (0-0) play against the Toronto Raptors (0-0) at Scotiabank Arena Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021 Washington Wizards 0, Toronto Raptors 0 (7:30 pm ET) What's the buzz on Twitter? Joe Cowley @ JCowleyHoops ...

Game stream: Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks
Game stream: Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks

The Boston Celtics (0-0) play against the New York Knicks (0-0) at Madison Square Garden Game Time: 7:30 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021 Boston Celtics 0, New York Knicks 0 (7:30 pm ET) What's the buzz on Twitter? Marc Berman @ NYPost_Berman ...

Jamahl Mosley explains why Franz Wagner will start Magic opener
Jamahl Mosley explains why Franz Wagner will start Magic opener

Wagner impressed throughout the preseason, and will earn the start in the regular-season opener on Wednesday.

Doc Rivers gives injury update on Sixers guard Shake Milton, close to return
Doc Rivers gives injury update on Sixers guard Shake Milton, close to return

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers gives an injury update on Shake Milton.

Game stream: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons
Game stream: Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

The Chicago Bulls (0-0) play against the Detroit Pistons (0-0) at Little Caesars Arena Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021 Chicago Bulls 0, Detroit Pistons 0 (7:00 pm ET) What's the buzz on Twitter? Joe Cowley @ JCowleyHoops Looking ...

Game stream: Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets
Game stream: Indiana Pacers vs. Charlotte Hornets

The Indiana Pacers (0-0) play against the Charlotte Hornets (0-0) at Spectrum Center Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021 Indiana Pacers 0, Charlotte Hornets 0 (7:00 pm ET) What's the buzz on Twitter? Charlotte Hornets PR @ HornetsPR ...

Heat open season against champion Bucks

The Heat are built around point forward Jimmy Butler and small-ball center Bam Adebayo. Adebayo, who is 6-foot-9, averaged a career-best 18.7 points last season and finished first on the Heat in rebounds (9.0).

James Harden on contract situation: "I don
James Harden on contract situation: "I don't plan on leaving" the Nets

Harden can make $62 million more by waiting to extend next offseason.

Turgeon still hoping for long postseason run at Maryland
Turgeon still hoping for long postseason run at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has a roster that in many ways reflects the new normal in college basketball. It's part of our game,'' Turgeon said. Maryland went 17-14 last season, and the Terps were every bit as inconsistent as that record suggests.

WNBA Finals Mini Movie: The Chicago Sky Become Champions
WNBA Finals Mini Movie: The Chicago Sky Become Champions

Watch as Candace Parker and company clinch the franchise's first championship.

Buddy Boeheim intent on making Syracuse an ACC contender
Buddy Boeheim intent on making Syracuse an ACC contender

Buddy Boeheim looks to build off a great 2020 NCAA Tournament and lift the Orange back to prominence.

Michigan State basketball: Inside Tom Izzo
Michigan State basketball: Inside Tom Izzo's rare staff shakeup

Michigan State basketball also awarded a scholarship to legacy guard Davis Smith, son of Steve Smith.

As Ben Johnson takes over, Gophers put the
As Ben Johnson takes over, Gophers put the 'new' in new look

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) New Minnesota coach Ben Johnson might have been wise to start the first practice with some get-to-know-you icebreakers before moving onto the shooting, passing and defense drills. The season opener is Nov. 9 against Kansas City. Only two of the 15 players on the roster this fall have returned from the previous squad, Eric Curry and Isaiah Ihnen.

Tom Izzo previews the Michigan State basketball season
Tom Izzo previews the Michigan State basketball season

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo previews the season at media day at Breslin Center, Oct. 20, 2021.

Coach Izzo says he
Coach Izzo says he's ticked off Michigan State is unranked

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn't happy about it. ''It does tick me off,'' Tom Izzo said Wednesday. Izzo is not alone.

Lakers
Lakers' LeBron James doesn't want Russell Westbrook to be hard on himself after debut vs. Warriors

LeBron James emphasized how Russell Westbrook's rough debut with the Los Angeles Lakers is just first-game jitters.

Buddy Boeheim intent on making Syracuse an ACC contender
Buddy Boeheim intent on making Syracuse an ACC contender

Jim Boeheim is quick with a smile as he gets set to begin a season that will be oh-so-different in his long career at Syracuse - he'll be coaching sons Buddy and Jimmy. It's great to be able to do that,'' Jim Boeheim said Tuesday. The Orange lost a lot from last year's team, which finished 18-10 overall and 9-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference but made a surprising run to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

Warriors Report Card: Player grades and game ball for season opener win vs. Lakers
Warriors Report Card: Player grades and game ball for season opener win vs. Lakers

After the Warriors win over the Lakers on the opening night of the new NBA season, Warriors Wire handed out a report card with grades for each player and a game ball.

Mychal Thompson sees Warriors as
Mychal Thompson sees Warriors as 'scary' title threat when Klay returns

Mychal Thompson thinks the Warriors are a legitimate title team once Klay returns.

NBA trade rumors: Are Sixers eyeing Ben Simmons-Raptors swap?
NBA trade rumors: Are Sixers eyeing Ben Simmons-Raptors swap?

The Sixers probably want to trade Ben Simmons as soon as possible, and an intriguing option could lie just north of the US-Canada border.

Clyde Drexler, Chris Paul highlight second day of NBA 75 honorees
Clyde Drexler, Chris Paul highlight second day of NBA 75 honorees

Former Rockets guards Clyde Drexler and Chris Paul were among 25 players named Wednesday to the NBA's official 75th anniversary team.

Steph Curry calls his shooting night
Steph Curry calls his shooting night 'trash' after win vs. Lakers

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry said he played 'like trash' despite his 21-point triple-double in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday.

Boston
Boston's Jaylen Brown is excited to get on the court, but is taking care with his health

After a symptomatic case of COVID-19, Jaylen Brown is taking great care with his return to the court.

James Harden on his contract:
James Harden on his contract: 'I don't plan on leaving this organization'

James Harden addresses starting the season without a contract extension.

Keatts, Wolfpack again looking for NCAA Tournament trip
Keatts, Wolfpack again looking for NCAA Tournament trip

Kevin Keatts has had North Carolina State routinely pushing for 20-win seasons in his first four years, though he has just one NCAA Tournament berth - partly through bad luck - to show for it. The plan is to make those trips a more consistent outcome, starting with this year's team that has Keatts excited about its versatility. "I like the brand that we're building," Keatts said.

Adele and Rich Paul Go on Sexy NBA Date Night!
Adele and Rich Paul Go on Sexy NBA Date Night!

Adele and her boyfriend, Rich Paul, were spotted at the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors game in L.A. on Tuesday and an eyewitness tells ET the two seemed 'very close.'

BC looks to rebuild again, this time under Earl Grant
BC looks to rebuild again, this time under Earl Grant

BOSTON (AP) Coming to a program that's had one winning season in its last 10, Boston College coach Earl Grant knows it's likely going to be a tough first year on the job. Grant was hired as BC's 13th men's basketball coach in March after spending seven seasons at the College of Charleston, where he took the program to the NCAA Tournament in 2018, ending the school's 19-year drought. The 44-year-old Grant replaced Jim Christian, who was let go with three games remaining in his seventh season.

No. 17 Ohio St looks to rebound from early tournament exit
No. 17 Ohio St looks to rebound from early tournament exit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The new season can't start soon enough for the No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes, who were left frustrated after an unexpected early exit from last spring's NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes were on a roll and came in as the South Region's No. 2 seed, only to be taken down in the opening round by 15th-seeded Oral Roberts in one of the tournament's biggest upsets. Ohio State should have the tools to get back to the tournament.

Rutgers: High hopes after ending NCAA Tournament drought
Rutgers: High hopes after ending NCAA Tournament drought

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) After ending a 30-year NCAA Tournament drought last year, Steve Pikiell and Rutgers have a good shot at making it back to March Madness. Despite having three of the top eight players in his rotation transfer, the Scarlet Knights seemingly have the deepest team since Pikiell took over in 2016-17. Leading scorer Ron Harper Jr. and point guard Geo Baker are back after considering their professional options.

'We Hustle Different': Rapper Babyface Ray makes cameo in Detroit Pistons 2021 hype video

The Detroit Pistons' 2021 hype video has appearances from rapper Babyface Ray, among others.

Here
Here's when Detroit Pistons expect Cade Cunningham to make his debut

Detroit Pistons GM Troy Weaver was on the "Stoney & Jansen Show" on 97.1 The Ticket on Wednesday and discussed Cade Cunningham's injury timeline

Hoiberg believes this is season Nebraska will show progress
Hoiberg believes this is season Nebraska will show progress

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Fred Hoiberg's first Nebraska team won seven games with a roster he was forced to put together in haste. The difference this time is that key pieces of the 2020-21 team returned, and Hoiberg has put together the highest ranked recruiting class in program history. The way the nonconference schedule sets up, the Huskers just might have seven wins by the end of November.

Pitt rebooting again as Jeff Capel enters fourth season
Pitt rebooting again as Jeff Capel enters fourth season

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jeff Capel is entering his fourth season at Pittsburgh. The Panthers have yet to post a winning record under Capel let alone reach the NCAA Tournament. Throw in an abnormal amount of roster churn - the Panthers have seen high-profile contributors Trey McGowens, Au'Diese Toney and Xavier Johnson transfer out over the last 18 months - and Pitt appears to be running in place.

Celtics starting lineup: Jaylen Brown in; Grant Williams gets call vs. Knicks
Celtics starting lineup: Jaylen Brown in; Grant Williams gets call vs. Knicks

Here's the Celtics' starting lineup for their 2021-22 season opener against the New York Knicks, which includes one name Boston fans may not have expected to see.

Rookie/Sophomore Report
Rookie/Sophomore Report

Raphielle Johnson is back with another addition of the Rookie/Sophomore Report, which is headlined by a key 76ers guard. (Mitchell Leff / Getty Images)

Keys for Knicks to surpass 42.5 wins in 2021-22 NBA season | What Are The Odds?
Keys for Knicks to surpass 42.5 wins in 2021-22 NBA season | What Are The Odds?

In What Are The Odds? presented by Caesars Sportsbook, Michelle Margaux, Marc Malusis and Sal Licata size up the New York Knicks. Their over/under for wins is 42.5. What's the key for the Knicks to go over that total in the 2021-22 NBA season and build on last year's comeback? Watch more What Are the Odds: https://sny.tv/shows/what-are-the-odds About What Are The Odds?: What Are The Odds combines sports betting with entertaining, engaging and insightful sports discussion. With talent from BNNY, FNNY and other SNY shows we create conversational sports betting content while still delivering the same impactful topics New York sports fans are used to.

Bradley Beal says other players try to recruit him "almost every game"
Bradley Beal says other players try to recruit him "almost every game"

The Wizards can offer Beal a five-year, $242 million contract next summer.

Lakers
Lakers' Rajon Rondo expects Anthony Davis to win MVP this season

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo has high standards for teammate Anthony Davis.

Sixers coach Doc Rivers wants to still have Ben Simmons with the team
Sixers coach Doc Rivers wants to still have Ben Simmons with the team

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers maintains that he would like Ben Simmons to be with the team.

NBA Insider breaks down Nets vs Bucks without Kyrie, previews Knicks vs Celtics | SportsNite
NBA Insider breaks down Nets vs Bucks without Kyrie, previews Knicks vs Celtics | SportsNite

SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley joins Michelle Margaux on SportsNite to analyze the Brooklyn Nets loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, offering up his initial thoughts on the roster without Kyrie Irving. Plus, they discuss a strangely drama-free New York Knicks team ahead of their season opening game vs the Boston Celtics. For more Ian Begley: https://sny.tv/tags/ian-begley About Ian Begley: Ian Begley joined SNY in 2019 as the network's first NBA Insider covering the Knicks and Nets. His show, "The Putback with Ian Begley," appears weekly on SNY.tv, and Begley is also a regular contributor to "GEICO SportsNite." Watch more SportsNite: https://sny.tv/shows/sportsnite About SportsNite: SportsNite takes...


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