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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder trailed by as many as 13 in the opening quarter against the Wolves, but like last night in Utah, Carmelo Anthony plus the bench put together a 9-1 run to end the quarter to have it 28-23. Westbrook, though, struggled again finishing at the rim, starting just 1-5 from the field after a rough 2-11 performance last night.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr., who missed the last two games due to left knee effusion, is questionable for Monday against the Warriors.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Phoenix Suns coach Earl Watson has been fired, league sources tell ESPN.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Tony Parker (left quadriceps tendon surgery) are out for Monday's game against Toronto.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's two-minute report states that Andre Drummond fouled Kristaps Porzingis before blocking his shot with 39 seconds to play last night and the Knicks down three. Officials didn't rule the play a foul, which the report states as an incorrect no-call because Drummond grabbed Porzingis arm. Porzingis should have been given two free throws. He said afterward that he felt he was fouled on the play. Had he made them, the Knicks would have trailed by one with 39 seconds to go in a game they once led by 21. The report also states that Tim Hardaway Jr. committed a defensive three seconds with 1:10 to play that was not called.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Patrick Beverley to ESPN: "This is not just a pit stop for me. I want to make LA my home." Beverley also discussed the injury to Milos Teodosic, takeaways from the first two wins of the season, and his approach to games after LaVar Ball said that Beverley won't get interviews after Thursday.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his profane outburst in Philly.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The KJ McDaniels waiver will count $100K against the Raptors salary cap. Toronto is now $1M below the luxury tax.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stan Van Gundy, who is refreshingly honest with the media, candidly questioned the Knicks' coaching staff's defensive strategy late in New York's loss to Detroit. Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson helped fuel Detroit's comeback with several pick and rolls down the stretch. "They both were going well and we were trying to go at (Porzingis)," Van Gundy told reporters. "(He) kills you at one end and for some reason they were playing him on Tobias, I don't know why, but they were, so we went at that pick-and-roll."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. was asked if he just felt out of rhythm on Saturday when he missed 12 of 16 shots in a loss to Detroit: "Yeah I missed a couple of easy ones here and there, shots that I normally make. It's just tough to see those not go down," Hardaway Jr. said. "My teammates did a great job of just keeping me in it. Telling me to keep shooting. That's what I'm here for, just be a burst of energy and help out on the floor in any way I can. I didn't get it done tonight." The Knicks as a whole hit just eight of 30 3-point attempts. Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks need to be around 38 percent from three. He didn't place the blame on Hardaway Jr., who said he got the looks he wanted against Detroit. "Yeah. Transition shots, I just have to find ways. It's still a new offense but at the same time I still have to find ways to get to the line, get to the basket a little more, finish when I'm there. Missed a lot of bunnies today I wish I could take back and I definitely could have helped out on that end of the floor."

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson said that his team "needs to become closer" following a second 40-point loss in four nights. Watson added that veterans Eric Bledsoe and Tyson Chandler are being counted on to be "vocal leaders" for a young team.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Before taking questions after the LA Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns, Houston native DeAndre Jordan congratulated the "soon to be World Series champs" Houston Astros.

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Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosić were teammates in Greece before they both joined the Clippers this past offseason: Beverley acknowledged that he can't afford to be in foul trouble while Teodosić (left foot) is out, and that rookie guards Jawun Evans and Sindarius Thornwell must step up.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has taken a noticeably different approach to the first two games this season, but he doesn't see it as a change.

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on the Thunder's ugly loss to the Jazz: "Honestly, I'm happy we got this blow early."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said management has told him to play the players who do the most to earn their minutes and he's given playing time at center so far to Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn over Willy Hernangomez. "Well, every summer that you come back it's a competition and guys, they earn their minutes through training camp and through exhibition season," Hornacek said Saturday when asked about Hernangomez. "Willy's done well, (it's) just something the other guys have done a little bit more. So the focus is on defense and that's one thing that we want him to get better at as a young player. We're trying to emphasize things to these guys that don't get repeated. All of the sudden, ‘Okay, I see, I understand,' and they fix it. And Willy's working on that. He's doing a great job. He comes to practice every day and practices hard. His opportunities will come." Steve Mills and Scott Perry both wrote that Hernangomez was part of the team's young core it hopes to develop, so it's a bit odd to see Hernangomez stuck to the bench. But Hornacek pointed out that those statements from Mills and Perry were made before the Kanter trade. "It's a tough spot," Hornacek said. "But that's when guys step up. I think Willy will too."

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers up 30 in the 4th quarter after back-to-back lobs to Willie Reed. They're treating like the Suns like they did the Lakers two nights ago.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green to ESPN on the state of the team, and on Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant getting ejected.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For the fire Jeff Hornacek crowd: hard to put this one on the coach. The Knicks allowed Detroit to shoot 50 percent in the second half and moved the ball much less in the final 24 minutes.

Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN 

Clippers guard Milos Teodosic will undergo an MRI to discover severity of left foot injury, league source tells ESPN

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis felt he was fouled on his drive to the basket with under a minute to play that ended in an Andre Drummond block. He said he felt someone pull his arm down before the block. The Knicks were down 3 with 37 seconds to play at the time of the block.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers announce that Milos Teodosić will not return to tonight's game vs. the Suns due to a left foot injury.

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers guard Milos Teososić carried to the locker room with an apparent left leg injury. Austin Rivers on the floor to replace him.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it for the Thunder as the starters take a seat down 15 with 1:32 left. Westbrook finishes with 6 points on 2-11 shooting, plus 7 turnovers (13 rebounds and 9 assists). The only game last season Westbrook scored in single-digits was the final one, where he only played in the first half against Denver. Melo finished with 26, George with 22.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry tells ESPN: "I didn't throw my mouthpiece at the ref. I got better aim than that. I threw it out of frustration."