Embiid scores first basket, follows up with block of Westbrook

Led by Joel Embiid, the 76ers offense is off to a fast start at home against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder.

Embiid breaking out the moves before debut (0:21)
Harden looking forward to a fresh start (3:32)
Stephen A. isn't counting Warriors out yet, unlike Barkley (1:36)
Barkley claims Thompson is better than Durant and Curry (1:04)
Did the Cavs' victory over Knicks prove they're the best? (0:48)
Preview: Lakers first game without Kobe Bryant (2:26)
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These Warriors have some imperfections

The Warriors looked all right when their "Big 4" was on the court, but the results were disastrous when any one of them was out of the game.

LeBron had himself a little dunk contest against the Knicks (1:29)


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Grizzlies rookie Wade Baldwin has made two wow plays in the second quarter: a spectacular block off the glass in transition and a driving dunk

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA legend Bill Walton is sitting in on his son Luke's pregame media session before Luke's first regular-season game as the Lakers head coach. Huge smile on Bill's face.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Walton meets with the media before his first game as Lakers head coach. Lakers vs. Rockets on ESPN

Valanciunas posterizes Marjonovic

Boban Marjonovic falls for Jonas Valanciunas' pump-fake and fails to recover in time as the Raptors big man throws down another dunk.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets went 8-for-20 from 3-point range in the first half and trail the Celtics 64-58. Brook Lopez is 1-for-5 from the field while Justin Hamilton has 14 points.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis takes 13 shots in 12 first-quarter minutes for a solid 16 points. The rest of the Pelicans? 4-for-14. With Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter out, Davis may very well end up taking 48 shots.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers fans chanting "KD left you!" as Russell Westbrook shoots free throws.

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Putting together an NBA roster is not easy. Depends on draft choices, ability to sign free agents and cap. Easier to talk about it.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Almost five minutes into the game, Karl-Anthony Towns is outscoring the Grizzlies. So is Gorgui Dieng. And Andrew Wiggins. And Zach LaVine has as many points as Memphis.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Genuinely curious: Where is this seemingly widespread notion Roy Hibbert is going to start over a healthy Cody Zeller originating?

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid just electrified this starving Sixers crowd with his first basket which came on a shake-and-bake, back-to-basket jumper by the free throw line before emphatically swatting a Russell Westbrook shot in the lane. Sixers up 10-2 early on Oklahoma City.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How Al Horford's introduction sounded inside TD Garden.