Wall's layup helps Wizards hold off Magic, 105-98

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The thing that gnawed at Washington coach Randy Wittman most about his team's season-opening loss at Miami was its lack of defensive intensity.

Lin looking for his new role with Lakers

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES-Jeremy Lin has seen this before, often a supporting actor on the NBA stage.

Warriors exercise options on Barnes, Ezeli

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Golden State Warriors have picked up the fourth-year options on the contracts of forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli for next season.

Knicks G Calderon out 2-3 weeks

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

New York Knicks starting point guard Jose Calderon is expected to miss at least two weeks with a sprained right calf.

Warriors lock up Barnes, Ezeli through 2015-16

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Golden State Warriors exercised their fourth-year team contract options on forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli for the 2015-16 campaign.

Bulls all set for big-time rivalry with Cavaliers

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

It's a big game if Tom Thibodeau is offering big-picture perspective.

Harris, Magic have until Friday to make deal

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Magic power forward Tobias Harris wanted nothing more than to have entered Thursday night's home opener with a firm grasp of his future with the club, possibly celebrating a new contract on the Amway Center floor.

Pistons point guard Jennings surprised at lack of usage

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a curt answer when asked Wednesday night about his rotation at point guard.

Kawhi Leonard will play against Phoenix on Friday

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is set to make his season debut for the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night against the Phoenix Suns.

Heat refute claims of boosted crowd noise

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The Miami Heat listed a sellout crowd of 19,744 for Wednesday's season-opening victory over the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena. At least one onlooker thought he heard even more.