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Punches thrown, Rondo, CP3 and Ingram tossed


LeBron's L.A. coronation interrupted by the reality of conflict and challenges

For two hours, Staples Center looked like the NBA at the peak of its cultural power. Then it was hijacked by fisticuffs.

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D'Antoni on scuffle: 'I wasn't getting in there'

Mike D'Antoni explains his perspective during the Rockets-Lakers fight and says he is going to let the NBA handle that.


The numbers agree -- Melo and the Rockets are an odd fit

Last season's Rockets reached the precipice using coach Mike D'Antoni's radical commitment to efficiency. Enter Carmelo Anthony, one of the NBA's least efficient stars.

Lebron in L.A.

The King makes his home debut

Inside the rise and new challenges of LeBron's offensive powers

Kirk Goldsberry goes inside LeBron's journey to offensive greatness and what it means for this new test with the Lakers.

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LeBron knocks down pull-up jump shot

LeBron James knocks down a short jump shot for his first points in his home debut as a Laker.


LeBron's home debut ends in defeat


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Smith drills game-winning jumper


Lowry comes through in the clutch for Raptors

Kyle Lowry drops 28 points on the Wizards on Saturday night as Toronto, without Kawhi Leonard, tops Washington 117-113.


Oladipo takes steal all the way for dunk

Victor Oladipo picks off a D'Angelo Russell pass for a one-handed dunk.


Embiid dunks past Bamba

Joel Embiid gets by Mo Bamba with ease for the one-handed dunk.


Monk avoids Whiteside on great reverse layup

Malik Monk shows off his athleticism by soaring through the air to get around Hassan Whiteside and score a reverse layup.


Griffin schools Lopez for jam

Blake Griffin makes easy work of Robin Lopez, flying by him on the way to a rim-rocking slam.


Beal lobs it up to Wall for sweet alley-oop

Bradley Beal sends a perfect dish to the hoop where John Wall jumps to throw it down against the Raptors.


tatum in the spotlight


Thrust into the spotlight, Boston's Jayson Tatum is ready for prime time

At 19, he was carrying a city's hopes on his shoulders and a baby boy in his arms. It wasn't all to script -- but a star has been born in Boston.

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Tatum hits turnaround jumper over Hardaway

Jayson Tatum backs down Tim Hardaway Jr. and hits a fadeaway with Hardaway's hand in his face.


Tatum punches one home

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