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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Things nobody said last season: The Thunder are making a comeback with Russell Westbrook on the bench. Down 73-57 to start the fourth, the second unit plus Melo have cut it to 76-69.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder finally shook loose a bit in the third offensively, but it was the other side that became problematic. Utah leads 73-57 headed to the fourth. George with 19, Melo 17, but Westbrook with only 3 on 1-9 shooting (12 rebonds and 8 assists though). Westbrook is clearly trying to navigate a new world of managing his aggression with his two new teammates.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James had 22 points on Saturday but had a plus-minus or minus-31 in 31 minutes in the Cleveland Cavaliers' surprising 114-93 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Pistons 111, Knicks 107: New York falls to 0-2 after letting a 21-point first-half lead slip away. Kristaps Porzingis was fantastic for much for the night, pouring in 33 points on 20 shots. He made just four of his final 13 attempts though. Tim Hardaway Jr. struggled with his shot, missing 12 of 16. Tough night for Jeff Hornacek's club, which gave away a winnable game.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry has just been ejected for going off on the ref. Kevin Durant was given the boot as well.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis passed up an open three with the Knicks down three and 30 seconds to play. He instead drove but was rejected at the rim by Andre Drummond. Detroit is in control here, up five with eight seconds to play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Point guard play has hurt the Knicks in the closing minutes. Ramon Sessions took a 3-pointer early in the shot clock with the Knicks down one with around three minutes left and then fouled Reggie Jackson on an And-1 two minutes later. Detroit up 3 with 45 seconds to play.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it from Chicago — Spurs beat Bulls 87-77. Bulls just don't have enough talent to win on most nights, but they do play hard so they have that going for them.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Four straight scores (three from Melo, one from George) and the Thunder are up to 34 points at half. They're fortunate to just be down 10 to the Jazz. George has 11, Westbrook has only 2, but 10 rebounds, Melo has 10 on 5-14 shooting.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting test for Kristaps Porzingis here: he checks in with the Knicks down one with about nine minutes to play. How much of an impact can he have down the stretch of a winnable game here?

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

There's 3:33 left in the second quarter. The Thunder have 19 points. And somehow, it's looked even worse than that.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of three quarters, the Golden State Warriors are down 88-71 to the Memphis Grizzlies. Stephen Curry has five fouls and Golden State is out of sync.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry, the only Warriors player who has it going offensively, has picked up his fifth foul with 2:16 remaining in the third. He exits the game with his team down 14.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis Grizzlies pouring it on the Golden State Warriors. They have their biggest lead, 74-56.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Really ugly opening quarter for the Thunder in Utah. Just 14 points, and while a lot of it had to do with missing some pretty good looks -- especially in the paint -- the lack of flow is noticeable.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Van Gundy has put Anthony Tolliver on Kristaps Porzingis to start the second half and the Knicks have gone scoreless in the first 3:30. Detroit cuts a 13-point halftime lead to six.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

The Clippers home opener is today against the Suns despite beating the Lakers at STAPLES Thursday night. They are featuring Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Patrick Beverley, Danilo Gallinari, Milos Teodosić, Lou Williams, and Austin Rivers on their home arena posters this season. The Clippers have covered the Laker banners each of Doc Rivers' five seasons as head coach in an effort to establish the Clippers' home arena identity.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina was asked if it's frustrating to miss the home opener due to a sprained ankle. "It is a little bit," the rookie guard said. "I want to be out there and play and get experience and just play basketball. But now I got to be strong mentally and do the best for my body and do the best I can do for my body and my career." Ntilikina's ankle sprain doesn't seem serious. He said it was feeling much better on Saturday, a little more than 24 hours after the sprain. He can run back and forth but has trouble moving laterally. He hopes to play on Tuesday against Boston. Ntilikina missed all Summer League games with a knee injury and sat out of New York's final four preseason games due to a separate knee ailment.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs' bench isn't quite capturing the same magic it had against Milwaukee tonight against the Magic. Orlando is outscoring Cleveland's reserves 14-9 at the half and the Cavs trail by 11 overall.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Iguodala is now hit with a technical foul and the Memphis Grizzlies are up 11 on the Golden State Warriors with three minutes to play in the half.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry picks up his fourth personal foul with 3:54 left in the second quarter. Brutal situation for the Warriors.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen having a nice first half for the Bulls. He's got eight points and seven rebounds in first half. He'll be a focal point for everything Bulls do moving forward.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has hit his first seven attempts tonight - abusing John Leuer and Stanley Johnson. He's scored in the post and has hit two threes, helping the Knicks build an -18-point lead.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has flashed strong moves with his back to the basket. He generated eight of his 11 points out of the post in the first quarter and has hit his first four shots. He and Enes Kanter have dominated Detroit inside early on.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter picks up two fouls after a strong first seven minutes (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Jeff Hornacek goes with Kyle O'Quinn again as his first big off the bench over Willy Hernangomez. Hornacek has said he'd like Hernangomez to improve on defense.