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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."

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.