Josh Newman

Monmouth's Sterling playing well with NFL shot coming on.app.com/1u7GymU

Josh Newman

Brady, Tillman, continuing to grow for Monmouth hoops on.app.com/1wDEDnV

Josh Newman

Per the LRTs, here's Edelson saying the NCAA needs to make Seaborn decision at Monmouth on.app.com/1u8Ewml via @AsburyParkPress

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: Dan Gilbert and LeBron James repair rift, forgive each other news-herald.com/sports/2014102…

Emiliano Carchia

From Today, Euroleague Regular Season Round 3. It is time to make your predictions. our game is back! sportando.com/en/euroleague-…

Scott Cacciola

The game felt like a Taylor Swift commercial. It was a bit much.

Scott Cacciola

Also, fans at the game were subjected to this (in addition to watching the Knicks, which was difficult enough): nyti.ms/1zFFCZg

Scott Cacciola

ICYMI, The Knicks will not go undefeated: nyti.ms/1p4nvYy

David 'Dubi' Pick

Former Euroleague scorer Justin Dentmon - now in China - regrets not going overseas sooner: basketballinsiders.com/justin-dentmon…

Jay King

For the morning crowd: A star returns masslive.com/celtics/index.…

KC Johnson

Thibs on Taj: "He was the best player in training camp and preseason games. He just does his job, lets his performance speak for itself."

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Following another blowout loss, Kobe says Jeremy Lin has to run the offense. That'd be the ideal situation. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-to…

Austin Burton

Wheelchair basketball helps heal in Afghanistan: wp.me/p4eulr-hQ on Ummah Sports

Jay King

Rondo: "special" to play KG. Olynyk on altercation w/ KG: "When teams are losing, they’ve got to stir something up." masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Emiliano Carchia

Five young players to watch: Pongò, Nikolov, Bouteille, Wheatle Grolla sportando.com/en/national-te… via @NBergolari

Jay King

Really glad KG, even from the other side, can still maintain his Gino love. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Steve Popper

As Taylor Swift said - over and over in a 3 hour commercial - welcome to NY, Derek and Phil. Knicks bomb in debut: bit.ly/1FYpjHM

Emiliano Carchia

Eurocup Regular Season Round 3 MVP: Brandon Triche, Virtus Rome sportando.com/en/cups/eurocu… Second MVP award of the season for Triche

Ethan J. Skolnick

Well, my 14-week-old didn't get the memo about my 4-games-in-5-nights. Or maybe she thinks, if she keeps me up all night, I won't fly.

Frank Isola

Berman of the Post actually tweeted "the triangle is so demanding on mind it takes away the raw intensity." MJ & Kobe lacked intensity? Sure

Erik Gundersen

The Moda Center Food Review: Killer Burger wp.me/p3CpBY-1aw http://t.co/4PHlFKxdCh

Jason Jones

Kings notes: It all tracks back to Lukenbill sacb.ee/1P7t

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: Kemba Walker's game-winning shot leads NBA Top 10 Plays of the Night sportando.com/en/usa/nba/139… http://t.co/1cbTMOK2sz

Nikos Varlas

#Euroleague Tremmell @tremenduz Darden travelled with @olympiacosbc to Lithuania but he is not expected to be used against @bc_neptunas

Jason Jones

Cold-shooting offense can’t keep up with Golden State sacb.ee/1P9C

Emiliano Carchia

VIDEO: James Ennis soars over Rasual Butler for monster poster dunk sportando.com/en/usa/nba/139… http://t.co/1ibKdiFfzY

Jimmy Spencer

Yep, still random fireworks going off here in San Francisco. Don’t worry, the bars close in a bit.

Kerry Eggers

Notes, quotes & observations from the @Portland Trail Blazers' 106-89 season-opening win over OKC Wednesday at the Moda Center portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

Sam Smith

Bulls party in the Garden against overmatched Knicks. blogs.bulls.com/2014/10/bulls-…

Evan Dunlap

what's with NBA teams wearing their road unis for their home openers?

Marcus Thompson

This Warriors defense hasn't dropped off. Having Curry as a pesky, doubling, passing-lane invader adds another layer (instead of hiding him)

Jimmy Spencer

Two buddies enjoying the Giants win. ... Even though my buddy is cheesin' with the thumbs up http://t.co/LU2Ob8LhtO

Brad Rock

Brad Rock: Jazz's biggest star still waiting to break out | Deseret News po.st/JbFzRu via @deseretnews

Kerry Eggers

Kaman on Westbrook: "He's going to have a tough season without KD. He's going to carry load. Can he do it for 4 quarters? Good luck to him."

Kerry Eggers

The #Blazers' 106-89 win over OKC was their 14th straight victory in a home opener -- matching the NBA record set by Boston from 1979-92.

Adi Joseph

None of the 10 teams playing Thursday has a win yet. 0-8 record between them.

Jimmy Spencer

Madison. Bumgarner. There are still fireworks going off.

Marcus Thompson

Stop saying that was good ball movement. It was sloppy offense. Even Warriors know it. It's early

Diamond Leung

Warriors 95, Kings 77: Shaun Livingston makes surprise return in season opener bit.ly/1rC79ky

Jerry Zgoda

Post-game locker room video up from Memphis w/ Flip, Shabazz, Thad, Mo and Ricky strib.mn/1tRg5JA

Scott Souza

#Celtics post-deadline thoughts: Rajon Rondo hints at gaining perspective during time on shelf shar.es/102Q65 via @metrowestdaily

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart turns energy into an #NBA commodity (full column) shar.es/102Q3H via @metrowestdaily

John Canzano

Madison Bumgarner gave up one run in 36 WS innings. "Yeah, it was hopeless," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Erik Gundersen

Due to some technical difficulties, the Moda Center Food Review will be on it's way tomorrow morning. I know this is a crushing blow.

Kamenetzky Brothers

In the "gets worse before it gets better" category, the Lakers have one (1) game vs. a team w/o playoff/title hopes btwn now and Dec. 1. BK

David Locke

Landed in Dallas. Rookies sing a heavily Australian happy birthday to Coach Quin Snyder

Jerry Zgoda

Interesting Flip pointed out how Grizz put Z-Bo some on Shabazz to slow him, then mentioned how little he played last year

Kurt Helin

Wednesday night’s NBA winners, losers: Chris Bosh wants you to know he is a No. 1 option dlvr.it/7MRrVc

Ben Rohrbach

A superstar is born again: Rajon Rondo rises. My column from tonight: bit.ly/1q1Ioyp

Rick Bonnell

Every time someone on Twitter tells me I don't know anything, the picture says, "I just started to shave."

Diamond Leung

Warriors give Steve Kerr win in first game as coach: insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_26…

Sean Highkin

Bosh had a night I guess.

Erik Gundersen

Russell Westbrook tonight. 1st half: 7-13, 12-13 FT, 26 points. 2nd half: 4-13, 3-3 FT, 12 points.

Kevin Ding

Always love the stylin' headset look on NBA TV... instagram.com/p/uxEI3JpDYq/

Erik Gundersen

"They were outworking us and I think we came into the third and fourth and realized we can't let that happen."-- RoLo

Rick Bonnell

He played like a guy who would be the 22nd pick.

Dave Mason

Perfect time to sit back and enjoy a glass of champagne. Cheers to the champs! #SFGiants http://t.co/oltoHFpsYD

Chris Sheridan

Marc Gasol told reports he'll be more aggressive. In his first game, he had career-high 32 points. sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/30/10-… via @MaxwellOgden

Rick Bonnell

This isn't a knock, he might end up a great player: But nothing Jabari Parker did tonight said, "Wow, he is special."

Ben Golliver

"I'm not going to say that [NW division runs through us] but we should take advantage of them not being at full strength." L Aldridge on OKC

Jason Jones

Aside from his assists I thought Collison was good defensively...made Curry work

Chris Sheridan

In his first game of 2014-15, Chris Bosh gets 19th career game w/ 25+ pts and 15+ reb. He had 0 during Big Three era. sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/30/10-…

Kamenetzky Brothers

As long as I'm at it, it's not a bad time to repost this, on Kobe and the force of his will. BK medium.com/the-cauldron/k…

Erik Gundersen

Blazers outlast Thunder, Westbrook on opening night columbian.com/news/2014/oct/…

Anthony Slater

Five observations (and lots of Vines) from the Thunder's 106-89 season-opening loss in Portland: bit.ly/102nb0J

Scott Agness

Mega notebook from opening night: #Pacers Taste Victory, Sloan Settles In, Damo Debuts, and Gotcha, Rook! bit.ly/1nScZmz

Rick Bonnell

A crazy night when Charlotte NBA history was set: charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/29/527…

Diamond Leung

Andrew Bogut: "This is foreign ground for us. We usually would succumb to the adversity if it hadn’t been working (early on)."

Rick Bonnell

I know I turned "shot clock" into a punch line, but the Hornets committing 3 in the first 3 minutes of OT makes the point -- laughable.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers said the Thunder just simply outworked them in the first half.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Notebook: Kelly Olynyk making moves into starting center spot shar.es/102E9H via @metrowestdaily

Royce Young

Russell Westbrook was electrifying, but the Thunder run out of gas in Portland -- recap and notes: dailythunder.com/2014/10/thunde…

Joe Freeman

#Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge, on his highlight-reel fast-break alley-oop dunk off of pass from Batum: "I felt like I was 18 again."

Bill Oram

Kobe uses his own injures as a reference for Randle & a couple other notes on what the injury means going forward bit.ly/1xELs7M

Kamenetzky Brothers

ICYMI, Kobe says he's learned to let go of things he can't control. This season will test that. BK sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/29/kam…

Marcus Thompson

C'mon RT @SFBaySportsFan: @warriorsworld that was a Spurs-type of win. ball movement, lots of D, didn't even need the 3pt. shot to win

Chris Palmer

Suns PGs (Dragic, Bledsoe, Thomas): 57 pts, 14 asts, 66% FG, 61% 3FG, 81% FT

Baxter Holmes

Kobe: “We’re not as bad as these first two games. We’re not."

Jason Jones

You have to hope the "urgency" show up soon. In 2 preseason games that were supposed to be like "real" games, team was flat now this.

Mike Trudell

And James Worthy called Julius at midnight. RT @Kevin Ding: Kobe said he talked to Julius Randle last night and today and will again tonight.

Alan Hahn

#TeamNoOneSleeps is back in season! RT @loudaba: @Alan Hahn Somebody is up late.

Marcus Thompson

Just a bit RT @liesandperfidy: so you might've been right about Bumgarner considering he basically pitched a start

Tim Kawakami

OK that's it for me from tonight. That was a great clubhouse scene. Total exhaustion mixed with jubilation and awe over what Bumgarner did.

Jason Jones

Folks loved Stauskas, who started well but shot 3 of 10 for the game.

Rick Bonnell

I'm guessing there are 48 million reasons for Kemba to show up there on his day off.

Sean Highkin

We should probably talk about Joakim Noah at some point. He doesn't look healthy at all.

Alan Hahn

No word yet. RT @Jkiviat16: @Alan Hahn can you please tell me the story on Calderon? Is he playing tomorrow or what?

Jason Jones

Carl Landry had 8 points and 7 rebounds in 17 minutes. Solid bench production.

Erik Gundersen

"I felt like I was 18 again."-- LaMarcus Aldridge on his alley oop finish in the 4th quarter.

Rick Bonnell

1 p.m. press conference tomorrow with Kemba Walker and Rich Cho. Gee, I wonder what that might be about.

Paul Coro

The #Suns are now 17-0 when Dragic and Bledsoe each score at least 16 points in a game. #SunsVsLakers

Jason Jones

Guess what, Isaiah Thomas isn't around to blame for this one.

Sean Cunningham

13 team assists, 8 from one player in Darren Collison, no other player on the Kings had more than 1 assist.

Surya Fernandez

Here's the new Miami Heat player intro video as shown at the AA Arena tonight. burst.com/h/by164ef

Tim Kawakami

Posey was thrilled and emotional and he was EXHAUSTED, folks. Just dead tired, dragging and incredibly happy this was over.

Josh Lewenberg

With their star backcourt struggling, the Raptors lean on depth and familiarity in opening-night victory: tsn.ca/lewenberg-rapt…

Scott Cacciola

Fans at MSG on Wednesday were subjected to this (in addition to watching the Knicks, which was difficult enough): nyti.ms/1zFFCZg

Paul Coro

That was Isaiah Thomas' top career shooting game (minimum: 7 FGAs). He was 9 of 11. 23 points in 20 minutes. Qualifier: Lakers don't play D.

Mike Bresnahan

Kobe was very calm after the game while talking to reporters. But he acknowledged in-game frustration came from "getting blown out twice."

Tim Kawakami

Clubhouse moment: As Posey is talking about Bumgarner's place in history, the first notes of "Fire on the Mountain" start blasting. Perfect.

Jason Jones

Too many players still doing their own thing on offense, or just fumbling the ball away. DMC had 6 turnovers, team high.

Aron Phillips

Deep Thoughts: I'd like to live in a hotel just to have clean towels every day.

Ben Golliver

"I'm going to shoot more [threes] but I'm not going to live out there." LaMarcus Aldridge

Jason Jones

You couldn't have told the Kings they'd hold the Warriors to 95 points but still lose by 18. They'd be ecstatic with that defense.

Diamond Leung

Andrew Bogut: "It was one of those games that I think last season that we would have let slip or come close to letting slip."

Rick Bonnell

Three takeaways from a wild night in the Hornets' season-opener: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…

Jason Jones

The Kings made 24 shots with 27 turnovers and 13 assists. Collison (8) was the only player with more than one assist.

Aaron Falk

A minor miracle anything got filed post game. The press room scene. Bottom of the ninth, runner on third. http://t.co/JZOmfzK4Mn

Ailene Voisin

Giants finally boarding team for drive to airport and charter flight home. Two planes. Untold bottles of champagne on board.

Tim Kawakami

Bruce Bochy beaming next to a non-beaming Bumgarner and the MVP trophy http://t.co/MifzlSfhxX

Jason Jones

Malone said the offense looked like the Kings' offense of last season. No sharing, too much dribbling, no one buying in to team play.

Alan Hahn

Neither looked great. RT @uptop876: @Alan Hahn Jason Smith has to learn to defend b4 he gets major minutes!Cole Aldrich is better for #Knicks

Jason Jones

Malone said the Kings turned into the "Keystone Cops" in the third quarter when the Warriors took over the game.

Tim Kawakami

Final edition column from Madison Bumgarner's World Series: bit.ly/1zh4JAp

Alan Hahn

Need his offense to start. But bench has issues. RT @bbhkf78: @Alan Hahn Do you think Stat should start? Seems like they need him on 2nd unit

Alan Hahn

Correct. That's what Fisher suggested. RT @VicMonte: @Alan Hahn ... they can't compete with high level teams learning new systems on the fly

James Ham

“I think is was that 5:40 min in the 3rd quarter when we were up by one, and we turned into the Keystone Cops.” -Michael Malone

Alan Hahn

Fisher's noteable quote: "We're going somewhere, but at the beginning of where we're going it's going to be difficult to win games."

James Ham

“I took some licks tonight. It’s part of the game. I’m a physical player, so I believe I can take it. But I took some blows tonight”-Cousins

Jessica Camerato

Rajon Rondo doesn't usually dish out compliments, but he was motivated by Tony Parker in NBA Finals bit.ly/1wGumqU

Chuck Swirsky

Flying home at 35-thousand feet trying to convince Neil Funk , Al Gore didn't invent the Internet.

Eric Pincus

Boston picked up options on Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller and Kelly Olynyk @BBallInsiders basketballinsiders.com/boston-celtics…

Ethan J. Skolnick

Column: Heat win season opener that meant more than most m.bleacherreport.com/articles/22496…

Jason Jackson

Was AMAZING RT @_CJMontalvo: @Jason Jackson lol your right! That was a great win and a little jealous I didn't see that James Ennis (1/2)

Alan Hahn

Uh, no. Outlines need for MAKERS, not shooters. RT @VicMonte: @Alan Hahn so now Calderon is the savior we are going to pressure to save us.

John Canzano

Bumped into @Chris Kaman’s “Uncle Dave” at Blazers season opener. You should, too. Read: oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Alan Hahn

When Taj Gibson first entered the game, #Knicks led by 2 and soon extended to 5. When he left the game before half, Knicks trailed by 10.

Mike Wise

This is as good and thorough as it gets for digital journalism coverage of a big event: washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-bl…

Jason Jackson

See you get thd jokes.. thanks for ghe kind words RT @JoelleParra: I love @Jason Jackson's work. But more awesome is how nice he is in person.

Ian Begley

Phil Jackson says the #Knicks are 'not ready for showtime' after blowout loss to the Bulls. Details here: es.pn/1tjwOnn

Alan Hahn

Without Calderon the #Knicks guards combined to shoot 9-for-37 (24.3%) and 2-for-14 from 3PT tonight. Triangle is an offense, not a miracle.

Molly McGrath

Does this come in my size? http://t.co/Is0Qt50Jxa

Gary Lee

Jeremy Lin says he needs to find his “niche” and “role” with the Lakers. Well, Kobe wants him to run the offense. lakersnation.com/lakers-news-je…

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves Daily video up from 105-101 loss at Memphis. Sorry, for stream of consciousness, editing staff is off tonite strib.mn/13hjlmh

Baxter Holmes

Byron Scott’s message to his team tonight after a second-straight blowout: "I told them, we’ve got to hang in there."

Jason Jackson

You are green with envy @_CJMontalvo: Ayo @Jason Jackson what's good with that Suit? Look like a leprechaun standing next to (1/2)

Baxter Holmes

Nice RT @jfdulac: The @sfchronicle World Series fronts from 2014-2012-2010, via @TimothyORourke and @Newseum. http://t.co/ZgijWSsC7O

Mark Montieth

Ex-Pacer watch: Boston's Evan Turner 10-7-5 in 24 min/ Charlotte's Lance Stephenson 7-13-8, 3 of 12 shooting/ Miami's Danny Granger DNP-CD

Ben Golliver

Scott Brooks on managing Russell Westbrook's minutes: "It's never easy to take him out. ... But you've got to be smart."

Jay King

Stevens had seen Rondo like that before. Just not from the sidelines. Not in a game. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Royce Young

Five Star Review of tonight’s NBA action: cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas…

Mark Medina

Kobe told Jeremy it's "an urban legend" that he wants to control the ball. Kobe said he's implored Jeremy to run the offense

Tim Kawakami

By the way, Tim Lincecum offered me some champagne in the clubhouse. Didn't take any, but that was very nice of him. Didn't even splash me.

Chris Palmer

#LOTN (runner-up): @Chris Bosh 26 pts, 15 rebs, 4 asts, 9-18 FG, 5-5 FT, W

Benjamin Hochman

OK, I'm leaving the press box. What a night here in KC. Figured I'd post my column from this Game 7 one more time: dpo.st/1p4xNrL

Tim Kawakami

Buster Posey, is this a dynasty? "In today’s game, if it’s not, it’s as close as you’re going to get."

Gary Lee

“You got to run the offense” - Kobe Bryant’s message to Jeremy Lin. lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-to… http://t.co/B5aUvRNjT0

Baxter Holmes

That stat comes to you from the fine folks @ESPNStatsInfo, who are burning the midnight oil.

Chris Palmer

#LineOfTheNight: @Kenneth Faried 22 pts, 17 rebs, 4 asts, 8-12 FG, 6-8 FT, W

Kevin Ding

Kobe said he talked to Julius Randle last night and today and will again tonight.

Baxter Holmes

The Lakers’ 38-point combined margin of defeat in 1st 2 games is worst combined margin by LAL in their 1st 2 games of a season since 1957.

Mike Trudell

Everybody in the locker room’s first concern: defending the 3. LAL gave up way, way too many good looks. On offense, spacing was very poor.

Baxter Holmes

Lot of talk about 3-pointers for Lakers post game. The Suns outscored them 48-12 from beyond the arc.

Mark Montieth

Those overly lamenting the loss of Lance Stephenson forgot about Rodney Stuckey. nba.com/pacers/stuckey…

Jody Genessy

Beard for Burks? On Harden: "He likes to do everything I like to do—touch the paint, draw contact. He’s tough. That’s why he is who he is."

Tony Mejia

Always fun to have an 8-1 start in NBA. Swept the World Series side/total, too. What can I say? Technology and stuff!

Joseph Goodman

What? http://t.co/ofLJKInM3x

Kevin Ding

Byron and especially Kobe cited 3-pt differential as major issue Lakers need to address. But Byron said Lakers don't have 3-pt shooters.

Joseph Goodman

First dunk of this guy's career. http://t.co/AvBwWFoefI

Gary Lee

Kobe Bryant had his first 31-point performance of the season against the Suns. Check out his highlights tonight: lakersnation.com/kobe-bryant-hi…

Tim Kawakami

Righetti: "But once it builds, you just go with it." Righetti said key was Bumgarner didn't over-throw as starters sometimes do in relief.

Jody Genessy

Oops. That Matthews tweet was supposed to go below tweets by @Rachel92Lauren and @Holly MacKenzie.

Matt Watson

It’s been four years, but I still miss @ballhype. OG bloggers know what I’m talking about.

Eric Smith

There are many great voices out there...but I'm not sure there is a better pro than @miketirico. From #MNF to OKC-POR; always solid.

Tim Kawakami

Did Righetti plan for Bumgarner to go the last 5 innings? "No. We were hoping he bridges the gap to our 3 other relievers that we trust...

Mark Medina

Byron Scott believes Lin was hesitant. Lin thought he was attacking but he said he'd watch the film

Lang Greene

Some odds and ends. Through the first two games, the Rockets are 26-of-56 (46.4%) from three-point rage. Not shy from deep at all.

Matt Steinmetz

Carlos Boozer had 8 turnovers in 23 minutes. That is wonderfully awful.

Tim Kawakami

Dave Righetti on communications w/Bumgarner: " I just looked him after the eighth, he looked at me, goes ‘yeah,’ and I said, ‘You’re in.’"

Royce Young

Blazers beat OKC 106-89. Westbrook with 38 on 25 shots, Lance Thomas with 14, Ibaka 10. Blazers outscored the Thunder 31-12 in the fourth.

Anthony Slater

Blazers drop the Thunder 106-89. Russell Westbrook was great -- 38 points, 6 assists -- but didn't get much help.

Erik Gundersen

FINAL: Blazers 106, OKC 89. Aldridge: 27 points, 3 boards. Matthews: 22, 4 rebs. Batum: 16-5-6. Russ finishes with 38 and 6.

Joe Freeman

It's a wrap: #Blazers beat Thunder 106-89. LA has 27 pts, Matthews adds 22. Westbrook has 38 pts for OKC, which scored just 12 pts in 4th Q.

Scott Cacciola

The Knicks will not go undefeated: nyti.ms/1p4nvYy

Sean Meagher

Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89 – FINAL. Blazers undefeated on the season.

Paul Garcia

The Thunder have to get on a plane and head to Cali after this, they play in the Clippers' season opener Thursday. Yikes.

Chris Palmer

LeBron James made his NBA debut 11 years ago today. Had 25 pts, 9 asts, 6 rebs & 4 stls.

Royce Young

Westbrook took 25 more shots than Durant tonight smh

Lang Greene

Sticking w/ Charlotte Hornets. Interesting to see Bismack Biyombo receive a DNP-CD tonight. Had only missed five games total last 2 years

Bill Herenda

Kings fall to Warriors 95-77 doomed by 27 turnovers. Full Instant Replay & Rewind soon @csnauthentic

Royce Young

Brb, Scott Brooks just asked me to jump in and play these last 90 seconds of garbage time.

Tim Kawakami

Giants win the 2014 title: Madison Bumgarner looked like he could pitch forever, and this will be his World Se... bit.ly/1weiIES

Joe Freeman

And with 2:20 left, Stotts will empty bench. #Blazers will open season with solid victory over the shorthanded Thunder. Next up: Sac on Fri.

Christopher Reina

Super 8. RT @marcusgilmer: tomorrow. http://t.co/oI1baN2IFo

Joe Freeman

Brooks pulls Westbrook, essentially waving white flag with 2:45 left. #Blazers lead by 16 pts after delivering 4th-Q knockout.

Royce Young

Westbrook checks out, probably done for the night: 38 points on 11-25 shooting, six assists, three steals.

Joseph Goodman

The Prince of Perth http://t.co/675O8EVNTn

Mike Tokito

#Blazers have assists on 7 of their 10 field goals in fourth quarter. Playing Stotts ball, in other words.

Anthony Slater

Blazers outscoring the Thunder 26-8 in the fourth quarter, lead up to 16. It's ovaaaaaah.

Alex Kennedy

So, Blazers just turned the sliders all the way up. They've hit five of six three-point attempts to pull away from OKC.

Paul Garcia

And just like that, Blazers went from up 8 to up 16. 26-8 scoring edge in the 4th for Portland.

Ben Golliver

Scott Brooks waves the white flag (Sebastian Telfair) down 16 with 2:45 to go...

Joe Freeman

Nicolas Batum is having a fantastic second half. Passing. Defending. Creating. Scoring. Since halftime, he has 12 pts, 4 asts, 5 rbs.

Royce Young

Fourth quarter thus far: Blazers 26, Thunder 8. Done ran out of gas.

Kevin Pelton

Thunder gas tank on E.

Erik Gundersen

Masterful second half from Batum.

Diamond Leung

Steve Kerr lost his voice in his first game.

Paul Garcia

LaMarcus Aldridge's pick and pop game is basically a layup for him. So good.

Erik Gundersen

Lillard heating up is causing problems now. LA slipping to wide open spaces for a jumper.

Joe Freeman

btw ... at 93-83, the #Blazers have their largest lead of the game. 5 mins left.

Royce Young

If anything, I think Scott Brooks' biggest mistake is not playing Kevin Durant a single minute tonight. I mean, what's he thinking?

Tim Kawakami

Madison Bumgarner took the Giants to the finish line, and etched himself into history in Game 7: bit.ly/1zh4JAp

Marc Berman

Kerr is 1-0 as Warriors coach. Looks like smartest guy in league for saying no to Phil. No triangle in Oakland. That may say something.

Paul Garcia

Who were these Celtics tonight? 5-6 passes on some possessions for scores. Rondo was just a wizard after some motion sets to start plays.

Erik Gundersen

Batum + Lillard 2nd half: 22 points. 4 combined in the first half.

Anthony Slater

Eight combined turnovers from Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams. Rough night for the Thunder frontline.

Lang Whitaker

Portland's gonna win this game but so is Westbrook.

Sean Highkin

This game still needs a Meyers Leonard three-pointer

Earl K. Sneed

Batum is so good defensively. His length and versatility are so underrated.

Joe Freeman

Incredible play by Batum, who fights for steal at midcourt, chases ball down and tosses a fast-break alley-oop to LA. #Blazers lead 93-83.

Royce Young

What has everyone spent the last six years praising Gregg Popovich for? Managing minutes throughout the course of the regular season.

Sean Meagher

Batum steals from Westbrook, keeps it in bounds, lobs to the trailing LA. That'll work. 93-83 Blazers, 5:17 Q4.

Howard Chen

Holy LaMarcus Aldridge alley oop. #Hookem

Kerry Eggers

' @Robin Lopez has double-double with 11 points, 10 boards

Erik Gundersen

Stotts wants Russ to get called for kicking out the leg. Just asked for it twice on that possession.

David Locke

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN - weareutahjazz.com/lockedonjazz/?… - Jazz fall in the opener

Royce Young

So many tunnel vision Thunder fans out there acting like game is SO IMPORTANT. You can't play Westbrook 44 minutes every night for a month.

Rod Boone

Nets trampled by Celtics in season opener nwsdy.li/1wG3iYW #Nets

Alex Kennedy

Rajon Rondo also said he feels like he's at "91 percent." Rondo had 13 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds in Boston win: basketballinsiders.com/rondo-motivate…

Chris Palmer

Lakers have 7 threes this year. Opponents have 28. If trend continues they literally won't win a game.

Ben Golliver

Blazers were +8 during Russell Westbrook's first-half rest and +5 during his second-half rest.

Brad Rock

Quin Snyder on Hayward's 3-11: "The last thing I want him to do is think about his shooting percentage." OK, I'll do that.

Joe Freeman

Dame now has 10 pts, all in the second half.

Mike Tokito

Steve Blake is 0 for 4 from field, but still at +11, Getting 5 assists, 0 turnovers will do that.

Alex Kennedy

Rajon Rondo told @Jessica Camerato that he watched Tony Parker closely in Finals and has tried to mimic some of his game: basketballinsiders.com/rondo-motivate…

Kevin Pelton

Westbrook with just 3 FTAs in the second half after 13 in the first. Blazers making him a jump shooter in the half-court offense.

Joe Freeman

For those who've been waiting for Dame to erupt ... he just hit his 2nd 3 from top of key with 7:02 left to give #Blazers an 89-81 lead.

Kerry Eggers

I'm thinking @Damian Lillard wind up with 20 second-half points after going scoreless in 1H. Has 10 points on 3-10 shooting w back-to-back 3s

Erik Gundersen

Dame off the ball. In the cup. 10 points, all in the 2nd half. 89-81 POR with 7:00 min left. Still think Russ will have something to say.

Brian Mahoney

Rose returns to what he says can be a "scary" team, as Gasol, Gibson help Bulls rout Knicks 104-80. bigstory.ap.org/article/d9c31d…

Sean Highkin

Glad Lillard could join us.

Vincent Goodwill

Faried's 22-17 night made him the fifth player since 85-86 to have those numbers in 28 minutes or less (Asik, Duncan, Mourning, Parish)

John Canzano

From ‘Miami Murder’ to a Trail Blazers opener… Uncle Dave’s maiden voyage oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Royce Young

This is a great spot for the Thunder to be in, if anything to just get a feel for important crunchtime possessions.

Marc J. Spears

Steve Kerr slaps fives with several friends, including ex-NBA player Jud Buechler, sitting behind the bench after 1st win as Warriors coach.

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Sweet Home Chicago

Erik Gundersen

Lance Thomas has caught the opening night ghost of Ronald Flip Murray or something

Mike McGraw

Was that Jud Buechler sitting behind Warriors bench as Steve Kerr gets first coaching win in Sacramento?

Mark Medina

Byron believes team is ball watching on Kobe. Says he's a willing passer but they can't ball watch

Jason Jones

Final: Warriors 95, Kings 77.

Royce Young

Westbrook coming back with 8:40 left.

Mike Trudell

Here’s the Running Diary from LAL’s loss at Phoenix: on.nba.com/1FXyuYM

Erik Gundersen

Westbrook in. Batum back in.

Benjamin Hochman

Here's my column from the press box here in KC about Bumgarner and the World Series: dpo.st/1zM4Ntm

Darnell Mayberry

I assume Brooks is letting Westbrook get one more breather doing the next media timeout. If that's what he's doing, it's a smart move.

Tom Ziller

Kings playing like it's preseason, basically.

Sean Highkin

Pretty much everyone on the Thunder's active roster besides Westbrook and Ibaka is a wack fantasy stud.

Joe Freeman

Chris Kaman takes a seat to a large ovation. In 22 mins, he has 12 pts, 6 rbs, 2 asts, is 6-10 from field. Solid Portland debut.

Kerry Eggers

' @Chris Kaman already a cult hero in Moda Center

Anthony Slater

I kinda like Lance Thomas' game. Wouldn't be surprised if, even when others return, he remains on the roster.

Royce Young

Scott Brooks is doing the wise thing letting Westbrook sit. Another game tomorrow, plus this is game one of 82. Long season ahead.

Lang Greene

Keep an eye out on Gerald Henderson's role in CHAR. Was starting SG until Lance Stephenson took spot. Now Gary Neal is ahead on depth chart

Kerry Eggers

Love @Chris Kaman's ambidextrousness. That left-handed jump hook is sweet

Marcus Thompson

24 points on 7-16 shooting, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists … When is Curry going to start playing for real?

Sean Cunningham

Kings might manage to commit 30 turnovers tonight. Still 1:31 to go

Joe Freeman

Despite that bench scoring stat I offered, the bench has produced. Every players is on the positive side of +/-.

James Ham

27 total turnovers + 30.7% shooting = loss

David Hardisty

Strong showing from Kostas Papanikolaou in Utah. Full highlights from his four-triple night: bit.ly/1wGm6XV

Kevin Pelton

Stunned Russell Westbrook is still on the OKC bench coming out of their timeout. Game might get away from them before he returns.

David Thorpe

Until the Kings begin to value passing and simple plays, they will continue to just be awful.

Kerry Eggers

Westbrook, who has played only 27 minutes, remains on bench. Surprised Scotty Brooks hasn't brought him back in for Telfair

Lang Greene

Hornets HC Steve Clifford has preached patience w/ Lance Stephenson offensively. Struggled tonight, but grabbed 10 rebs and dished 8 dimes

Jason Quick

Top scoring performance by an opponent in Portland arena: 47 held by Kobe Bryant in 2013 and Stephen Curry last April. Westbrook with 36

Eric Pincus

Lakers reel from latest blow, as Julius Randle has surgery on broken leg (via @Mike Bresnahan ) latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Jorge Castillo

Can’t wait to be reminded over and over again in 2043 that “All About That Bass” was the No. 1 song the last time the Royals were in the WS.

Jason Jones

2:35 to play, Kings down 89-75. 25 turnovers for the game, 30.4% shooting, 17.6% from three, 23 made FG. As we say, that's all bad.

David Thorpe

I was sure that the Team USA/Coach K experience would help D Cousins grow up.Based on just 1 game, I was very very wrong.Disturbing opener.

Alex Kennedy

"AND ONE assist!" - Boozer RT @jimrome Carlos Boozer had as many turnovers as he did points and boards combined tonight. That's not good.

Sean Cunningham

Kings have deteriorated in this game. Second half overall a nightmare. 25 turnovers combined with a terrible shooting night.

Lang Greene

Marvin Williams could turn out to be a true bargain signing for Charlotte. Scored 19, grabbed 4 boards and hit three 3PT buckets in debut

Candace Buckner

#Pacers need a Rodney Stuckey in their lives this season indy.st/1wFNg16 via @indystar

James Ham

20 points, 11 rebounds for Cousins. Not sure why he didn’t turn to the jumper earlier in this one.

Eric Pincus

Lakers are done before fourth quarter in 119-99 loss to Suns latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Eric Pincus

Rob Horry on TWC "The deficiencies are pretty much everywhere"

Marcus Thompson

Now Curry is just being mean

Joe Freeman

The #Blazers' bench has scored just 13 points through three quarters.