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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Another bold Opening Night shout: Putting the Spurs' post-Tim Duncan future in Kawhi Leonard's huge hands doesn't look like the worst idea.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

In a Facebook Live video hosted by the Wall Street Journal, retired Lakers icon Kobe Bryant spoke about his NBA career, becoming a venture capitalist, his impressions of Silicon Valley and more. Since the 2016-17 NBA season opened Tuesday, Bryant was asked if he'll check the scores. "I have no championship on the line," Bryant said. "I have absolutely no reason to check the scores."

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazers guard Damian Lillard earned MVP chants from Portland fans as he scored 39 points to help the Blazers come back from a fourth-quarter deficit and beat the Jazz 113-104, Portland's NBA-record 16th consecutive win in a home opener.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

If you dare to search for omens on Opening Night ... maybe this won't be the most boring regular season in NBA history.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Per @ESPNStatsinfo: Warriors' Big 4 have 67 of the team's 77 points on 27-of-57 shooting (47.4%). The rest of the team has 10 points on a 4-of-14 shooting (28.6%).

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Utah offense has gone scoreless the last 3:22 as the Blazers have gone on a 10-0 run to take a seven-point lead with 1:02 remaining.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah says the Knicks "have to get better in every aspect of our defense. One-on-one coverage, talking, just game plan, everything." They allowed Cleveland to hit 48% of its shots and struggled particularly in the 3rd quarter, when the Cavs reeled off a 19-4 run.

stan verrett @stanverrett

Is it just me? I love this time of year because we get football and nba but I feel like I'm not ready for nba yet. Locked into football.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors are a mess out there right now. Back to back turnovers near the end of the 3rd, losing 97-77

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Jazz-Blazers could easily be a first-round playoff series and if tonight is any indication it would be great fun.

Russillo @ryenarussillo

Joe Johnson is huge for Utah. Going to be great to have another scorer when Hayward gets back. Nice to not have all 25yr olds getting mins.


1994 was the last time the Spurs and Warriors played one another in their season openers Spurs led by 15 at half Warriors came back to win