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LeBron's debut dunk show ends with defeat in Portland

King James brought the fireworks early, but it was Lillard Time late, as the Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron's first Lakers game.

LeBron scores 26 in debut with Lakers

LeBron's first basket with the Lakers is a dunk and finishes with 26 points along with 12 rebounds in a loss to the Blazers.

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LeBron throws down first points as Laker

LeBron James takes the steal and takes it coast-to-coast, slamming down his first bucket in a Los Angeles Laker uniform.

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LeBron: 'It's gonna take patience'

LeBron James harps on patience and development after the Lakers' 128-119 opening-night loss to the Blazers.

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Stephen A.: Lakers need to improve 3-point shooting

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the Lakers' weaknesses and how they can improve their starting lineup.

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LeBron's 1st dunk as a Laker looks familiar

With a steal and one-handed jam on the break, LeBron's first dunk in his 16th season resembles his first-ever NBA slam in 2003.

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Lakers still finding their way with LeBron

Tim Legler breaks down plays from the Lakers' loss to the Blazers where other Lakers will need to step up for them to be successful.

1:42

Stauskas nails five 3s in Blazers' win

Fifteen of Nik Stauskas' 24 points come via the 3-ball as the Blazers take down the Lakers 128-119 to spoil LeBron James' Laker debut.

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Lillard converts dagger 3-point play

Damian Lillard splits the defense and finishes through contact to give the Blazers a 124-114 lead with just over a minute to play.

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Ball hits first 3 of season

Lonzo Ball sizes up Damian Lillard and swishes a 3-pointer to narrow the Lakers' deficit to 101-100.

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Thursday Scoreboard

Drama in Heat-Wizards

Olynyk with the game-winning putback off Wade's miss

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Wizards, Heat get into scuffle

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Embiid, Simmons and Fultz: Can this trio lead the post-Process Sixers?

With an unproven point guard, inexperienced GM and two completely different young superstars, how will the post-Process Sixers repay the trust?

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Fultz hits first career 3, crowd erupts

Markelle Fultz steps up and knocks down his first 3-pointer of his career, putting the Philadelphia crowd on its feet.

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Embiid throws down 30-point double-double

Joel Embiid drops a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds, adding 4 blocks as the 76ers cruise past the Bulls.

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Simmons records triple-double

Ben Simmons had himself a night, scoring 12 points, collecting 13 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists to fuel the 76ers past the Bulls.

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Redick connects for 4-point play

J.J. Redick comes off a screen and knocks down a triple while getting fouled to set up a 4-point play.

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First buckets for the rookies

Ayton backs down Doncic for first points

Deandre Ayton backs his way towards the basket for a layup and the foul for his first career points in the NBA.

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Bagley records his first career basket

Marvin Bagley III scores his first career basket with the sweet turnaround hook shot.

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Jackson scores his first NBA bucket

Jaren Jackson Jr. gets an easy layup to record his first bucket with the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Young flips up first basket

Trae Young gets into the lane and hits a one-handed shot.

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Doncic eases to basket for first points

Wesley Matthews passes the ball to Luka Doncic, who drops in an easy layup for his first career NBA points.

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Bamba drives past Olynyk for first NBA points

Mo Bamba uses a nice jab step to create space on a drive against Kelly Olynyk and scores off glass.

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