David Haugh: Tom Thibodeau right out of Bill Belichick playbook

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Tom Thibodeau grew up in Connecticut a fan of the Patriots, especially favorite player Sam "Bam" Cunningham. But the Bulls coach really turns into a kid again describing the current leader of his boyhood team.

Warriors top Clippers, 125-107

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. - Those 18 pounds might not have been the only thing Matt Barnes shed over the summer.

Suns edge Lakers in OT, 114-108

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif.-It seemed obvious the Los Angeles Lakers wanted to win their exhibition game against the Phoenix Suns and it also seemed obvious Kobe Bryant wanted to show the basketball world he is back and ready.

New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:

Recap: Golden State vs. LA Clippers

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Stephen Curry deposited 27 points with six assists to help the Golden State Warriors defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 125-107, in preseason play.

Ezeli returns as Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present he could imagine: playing in an NBA game.

Phoenix survives Lakers in 114-108 overtime win

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points — including a buzzer-beating jumper at the end of regulation — and Gerald Green tallied 10 of his 21 points in overtime as the Suns topped the Lakers 114-108 in Tuesday's preseason game.

Recap: LA Lakers vs. Phoenix

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Isaiah Thomas netted 26 points and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-108, in overtime on Tuesday night in preseason action.

Aldridge, Lillard connect in Blazers' 93-75 win

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds in Portland's 93-75 win over Denver in an exhibition game Tuesday.

Recap: Denver vs. Portland

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points with 11 rebounds to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 93-75 win over the Denver Nuggets in preseason action.