Emiliano Carchia

Oklahoma City Thunder' Russell Westbrook out with fractured hand sportando.com/en/usa/nba/139…

Dan Woike

Sometimes, you just have to get through it. My story on the Clippers' season-opening win ocregister.com/articles/thund…

Dan Woike

CP3 saying he's in his prime leads my notebook ocregister.com/articles/paul-…

Kurt Helin

Thursday night NBA Winners/Losers: The injury gods show Thunder no mercy dlvr.it/7N3BBm

Anthony Slater

A look at the most recent NBA hand fracture cases (Rondo, Green, Leonard) and how that relates to Russell Westbrook: bit.ly/13oT2uq

No Durant, Westbrook goes down, Thunder still make it interesting but fall to Clippers dlvr.it/7N2fL2

Dave McMenamin

New story: LeBron obviously struggled, but Blatt and Irving both owned up to some of the blame Thursday also es.pn/1toglwS

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

New York Knicks stun Cleveland Cavaliers, 95-90, in LeBron James' return home ow.ly/2PXi8v

Jimmy Spencer

It’s just for kicks. RT @Haktuar: @Jimmy Spencer I don't get why us Miami fans are so continually ranked on by the media. It's ridiculous.

Jimmy Spencer

That 1stQ Kevin Love attack for the defensive rebound and full-court outlet to LeBron was pretty fantastic. People will have a new respect.

Dan Woike

Unrelated to anything, Russell Westbrook wore this t-shirt out of Staples tonight. http://t.co/PQBnveaMe1

Jimmy Spencer

Everyone is happy LeBron is back in Cleveland … except Miami, because c’mon, they never really cared anyway, right? #TalkAsMiamiSleeps

Jimmy Spencer

I guess I’m not sure why I decided to let Kevin Love borrow the under shirt I wore in high school tonight …

Jimmy Spencer

Cavs could easily start slow this season and be the best team in the East by Valentine’s Day.

David Aldridge

Others: Gal Mekel (cut by Mavs for JJ Barea), Toney Douglas, Jamaal Tinsley

Kevin Ding

Kendrick Perkins, upon being told by @Darnell Mayberry that collision with Perkins broke Westbrook's hand: "Was that the play? Damn."

Janis Carr

CP# on Kobe: "He has the will to compete and it has always been like that. That is what everyone loves about him...why he is 1 of the best"

Royce Young

All I can figure is this is penance for whatever voodoo the Thunder used to get Serge Ibaka back in the Western Conference finals last year.

Janis Carr

CP3 says he & Kobe are "great" friends. Send each other Christmas cards. "But when we are on the court, we understand what it is." #rivalry

Sean Highkin

OKC? RT @JoshuaZavadil: Someone needs to pickup Will Bynum soon. There are worse awful guards.

Janis Carr

Clippers' high energy owner is on his game for opener ocregister.com/articles/clipp…

Jimmy Spencer

Still pretty crazy when you think about it … LeBron really did go back to Cleveland. People saying that two years ago wore tin foil hats.

Jimmy Spencer

Oh, not bad at all then. RT @Sam Amick: @Jimmy Spencer I met a guy who flew from LA to go for $70...

Jimmy Spencer

Oh, not bad. I paid two knees and a shoulder for World Series tickets. RT @mrJLimon: @Jimmy Spencer one arm...two legs

Chris Mannix

Column: One of the few bright spots in Cleveland's ugly opener? @KevinLove, who is exactly where he wants to be bit.ly/1tH1P4C

Sean Highkin

I've got a pretty good idea of who. RT @Jeff Caplan: No idea who the Thunder pissed off, but damn.

Earl K. Sneed

Meanwhile, @dena_adi & @letstelllizelle sported the @Lajohns2 collection today at shootaround. http://t.co/WViYWQm1np

Jimmy Spencer

What were tickets to that Cavs game going for tonight?

Jeff Caplan

No idea who the Thunder pissed off, but damn.

David Aldridge

Free agent PGs who played at least some during preseason: Ish Smith (late cut by Houston), Will Bynum (Celtics), John Lucas III (Wizards).

Earl K. Sneed

So...@Ali_Dee was buzzing all over the place while taping the Halloween edition of #MavsInsider. Here's a teaser... http://t.co/KgA9xOrP3b

Jason Lloyd

Knicks 95, Cavs 90; Jason Lloyd's final thoughts on LeBron James' first game back with Cavaliers: CLEVELAND:... bit.ly/1nUVJNp

Royce Young

The Thunder picked up a second straight moral victory, but lost a lot more in the process -- recap and notes: dailythunder.com/2014/10/thunde…

Buddy Grizzard

...even Quincy Acy, who started for the Knicks tonight and had 8 points, 10 rebounds in an upset of the Cavaliers.

Jimmy Spencer

There’s two type of people in the world: 1) The people who check tomorrow’s weather forecast. 2) Those who don’t. Not sure what it means.

Buddy Grizzard

Players drafted after John Jenkins in 2012: Miles Plumlee, Perry Jones, Festus Ezeli, Jeff Taylor, Draymond Green...

Jimmy Spencer

See … I am already 1-for-1 … Butler will get run too as a vet with Van Gundy. RT @TheBigSkinny1: @Jimmy Spencer good call with tony wroten

Jimmy Spencer

I do not blame LeBron James for absolutely soaking up the moment tonight. That’s quite a special night for him in the history of his career.

Peter Vecsey

Don't know if it's common knowledge, but NBA VP of Violence Rod Thorn told me he plans to retire at the end of the season...

Kurt Helin

Thunder’s Russell Westbrook fractures hand, out indefinitely dlvr.it/7N1mJy

Kristina Leahy

Blake Griffin just called the Lakers dangerous. I pinky swear.

Robert Morales

OKC's Russell Westbrook fractured a finger on his right hand #Clippers

Melissa Rohlin

Blake Griffin on the Lakers: "They're a dangerous team."

Robert Morales

Clippers win 93-90 over OKC, but don't look very good doing it. #Clippers

Peter Vecsey

On second thought, LeBron wishes he'd signed with the Giants...

Melissa Rohlin

Blake Griffin: "I think one of our problems is everyone was trying so hard."

Dan Woike

Asked @Blake Griffin if he would've put himself in situation to take key FTs in closing seconds 2 yrs ago. "I don’t know. But I will now."

Melissa Rohlin

Blake on whether he would've put himself in a position to shoot free throws in such a close game 2 years ago: "I dont know, but I will now."

Earl K. Sneed

Good to see my dude @Caron Butler balling out tonight with 24 pts & 8 rebs. Still one of my favorite dudes in the league.

Buddy Grizzard

Perry Jones 32 points. John Jenkins inactive, option declined.

Jimmy Spencer

By the way, pick up Caron Butler on your fantasy teams, folks.

Diamond Leung

Jermaine O'Neal catching up with Harrison Barnes: instagram.com/p/uzjyzFnK_G/

Kevin Pelton

We'll always have the first half in Portland.

Sean Highkin

The Timberwolves let Vanilla Ice wear Darko's number?

Jerry Zgoda

Colleague @BloodStrib game story from Wolves' 97-91 win over Detroit in home opener strib.mn/1tnLQXH

Sean Highkin

This is the only game in which the Thunder have ever been without both KD and Westbrook: basketball-reference.com/boxscores/2014…

Jeff Wade

TNT crew going ape $h!+ over Mavs right now. Kenny guaranteeing they'll be playing at the end of May

Melissa Rohlin

CP3 on how focused he is during games. "I don't even hear him," Paul said of Steve Ballmer.

Marcus Thompson

Dogging Kenny's boots. Kenny responds by flashing his Gucci belt RT @jYee707: lol what'd he say

Kristina Leahy

Chris Paul says he's getting to the game tomorrow against the Lakers early so he can practice his free throws.

Melissa Rohlin

CP3 says he'll be here early tomorrow after missing two free throws down the stretch tonight.

Melissa Rohlin

CP3 says Kobe's family and his family exchange Christmas cards, adding that they're great friends.

Marcus Thompson

Wow. Draymond firing shots at Kenny Smith

Chris Palmer

The Mighty Noles shut down Louisville's upset bid. Wasn't in the Cards. http://t.co/KMAs2ThwnM

Janis Carr

Jamal Crawford said Ballmer came into the locker room and thanked the team for his first win. "He was pretty excited," Crawford said.

Sam Amick

They applied previously but were informed they hadn't satisfied the qualifications. A second exception eventually possible due to Russ now.

David Aldridge

Before they can get waiver. That would allow OKC to sign a 16th player. Teams must have 4 players expected to miss 2+ wks to get waiver.

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

DMan's Cleveland Cavaliers Scoring Report: Game 1, vs. New York Knicks, Thursday ow.ly/2PXaMa

Sam Amick

The Thunder may be able to add player via "Hardship Exception" soon. Four players missing three-plus games to injury to qualify.

Ray Richardson

Column from @TomPowersPP: The #Twolves' mob ruled in home opening win Thursday over #Pistons. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Chris Herring

*gets back to hotel after work ... scans TV channels ... grins like cheshire cat* http://t.co/oefleHbPAg

David Aldridge

Thunder will likely re-apply for hardship waiver from league after Satirday's game. Per league rules, teams have to play 3 RS games first

Dan Woike

Jamal Crawford told @Janis Carr that Steve Ballmer came into the locker room and thanked team for his first win.

Tim Bontemps

With Russell Westbrook having a fractured bone in his hand, the Nets will not see either Westbrook or Kevin Durant this season.

David Aldridge

ICYMI: Scott Brooks says Westbrook broke the 2nd metacarpal bone in his right hand. Will be re-evaluated Friday.

Jason Lloyd

I think 15 1/2 hours at the Q today is long enough. Flight in a few hours for Chicago. Catch you guys tomorrow.

Ben Golliver

Close-up video from Staples Center of Russell Westbrook's exchange with fan youtu.be/C25obsODyPQ

Sean Highkin

Rondo broke his hand a month ago and he played opening night so hopefully Westbrook isn't out too long. This blows either way, though.

Jason Kosmicki

ESPN - NBA: Thunder G Russell Westbrook diagnosed with fractured right hand; uncertain how long he'll be out

David Locke

Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward both had 3 secondary assists (or hockey assists) tonight. Sign of improved ball movement

Ben Golliver

Thunder's Russell Westbrook suffers fracture in right hand bit.ly/1vmKBGD http://t.co/UwaE4ymVR4

Arash Markazi

Doc on the Clippers playing the Lakers next: "It's a great rivalry, like USC and UCLA in the pros."

Melissa Rohlin

Doc on Clips getting outrebounded "I thought we rebounded better than them...I look at the offensive rebounds."

Jason Lloyd

LeBron's big week, the forgotten Shawn Marion and Varejao's extension. Final thoughts from #Cavs opening night are up ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…

John Schuhmann

Reminder: The Thunder are playing 5 games in 7 days, in Portland, L.A., Oklahoma City, Brooklyn & Toronto. Crazy schedule.

Royce Young

The 2008-09 Thunder went 2-16 in Oct/Nov. Will they do better or worse than that? I genuinely have no idea.

Dan Woike

Some ugly numbers http://t.co/4Ngcy8L9De

Earl K. Sneed

Bodies are going down left and right in OKC. Time for the Sebastian Telfair Show...

Michael Lee

Hits keep coming for OKC RT @jadande Russell Westbrook left arena without talking to media. Brooks says he has small fracture in right hand

Dave McMenamin

This was my view for the Cavs pregame intro tonight. Gives you a feel for the scope of it youtu.be/EdgcdkkGceI

Dan Woike

Doc wasn't happy that Hawes didn't foul on final play of game. Down 3, it's going to be what the Clippers do.

Alex Kennedy

With Russell Westbrook out with a fractured hand, I wonder if the Thunder will look at Gal Mekel. He clears waivers tomorrow afternoon.

Chris Herring

Nooooooooooooo RT @jadande: Small fracture in second metacarpal in Russell Westbrook's right hand, per Scott Brooks.

Anthony Slater

For reference: Danny Green fractured his second metacarpal last season. He missed 10 games, a little less than a month.

Melissa Rohlin

Rivers on if CP3 is gonna beat himself up for missing 2 free throws in final seconds: "I hope so. He should beat the hell out of himself."

Arash Markazi

Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in the second metacarpal of his right hand.

Michael Dugat

I feel bad for OKC, but also my dog has had a just about constant release of farts tonight. So, yeah. Not all golden in the Dugat household

David Locke

When Tony Allen had a small fracture in his hand first time table was two weeks and then he missed more.

Sean Deveney

LeBron is back in Cleveland, and it's not 2010 anymore dlvr.it/7N1cW9

David Locke

Rudy Gobert had 8 rebounds in 12 minutes and only had 14 rebound chances grabbing 67%. Going to be so fun to watch him grow this year

Tim MacMahon

Mavericks make beautiful music vs. Jazz: DALLAS -- The Run DMC video that played on the American Airlines Cent... es.pn/1wiTWn0

Scott Howard-Cooper

Thunder expect to know more tomorrow, after Westbrook is re-evaluated. Home opener on Saturday as part of 3 games in 4 nights.

Brian Mahoney

Brutal to see Westbrook injured now, too. Sets up a big opportunity for Telfair to step up in his hometown at Brooklyn on Monday.

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook will not be made available to reporters.

Darnell Mayberry

Brooks says the fracture is in Westbrook's second metacarpal. Brooks did not provide a timetable for recovery.

Chris Sheridan

Perry Jones scored a career-high 32 points and John Wall put up 30 & 12. Who else shined on 10/30? sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/31/5-f… via @MaxwellOgden

Chris Palmer

Russell Westbrook with a fractured right hand. These injuries are killing me.

Alex Kennedy

Wow. Poor OKC. RT @jadande Russell Westbrook left the arena without talking to media. Brooks says he has small fracture in right hand.

David Locke

Jazz allowed 49 uncontested shots tonight. Mavericks just keep probing until you make a mistake. Smart basketball players

Royce Young

Oh my. RT @jadande Russell Westbrook left the arena without talking to media. Brooks says he has small fracture in right hand.

Anthony Slater

This is the play Russell Westbrook fractured his hand. Looks relatively innocent: vine.co/v/OM3I9uVDmBH

Chris Sheridan

Scott Brooks tells reporters OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook sustained small fracture in his right hand vs. LAC. sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/31/5-f…

Scott Howard-Cooper

Scott Brooks said Westbrook has a "small fracture" of the hand. No timeline on how long that would keep Westbrook out.

Jimmy Spencer

Well, this sucks. RT @Darnell Mayberry: Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.

John Schuhmann

Oof. RT @Darnell Mayberry: Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.

Anthony Slater

Oh my RT @Darnell Mayberry Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.

Kevin Arnovitz

Russell Westbrook will be reevaluated tomorrow. Small fracture in hand is current diagnosis.

Sam Amick

OKC coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has "small fracture in his (right) hand." Ugghh.

Sean Highkin

are you serious RT @Kevin Arnovitz: Westbrook: small fracture in his hand, per Scott Brooks

Darnell Mayberry

Thunder coach Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook has a small fracture in his right hand.

Kevin Arnovitz

Westbrook: small fracture in his hand, per Scott Brooks

Chris Palmer

#LOTN (runner-up): Perry Jones (@Perry Jones) 32 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts, 10-17 FG, 3-6 3FG, 9-11 FT, L

Ralph Lawler

not supposed to be that tough, but a Win is a Win. Clippers beat OKC 93-90 in 1st game of season. Game 2 tomorrow night on Laker court.

Quixem Ramirez

Accurate. RT @ThunderObsessed: I will let you know though, you're probably a better basketball player than Telfair.

Jimmy Spencer

Chris Paul: “We understand that team is without their best player.” Or First Take Headline: "Chris Paul takes shot at Russell Westbrook."

Royce Young

The Thunder finished with eight players, didn't have Westbrook or Durant and turned it over 27 times. AND HAD A VERY GOOD CHANCE TO WIN.

Anthony Slater

Steven Adams goes Troy Polamalu on Blake Griffin for the intentional foul vine.co/v/OMLwBEx1pz0

Sean Cunningham

Steve Ballmer is going to burst several blood vessels this season.

Ramona Shelburne

Can we make a collective decision to keep a camera on Steve Ballmer all game, every game ? #toofun

Anthony Slater

The concern now: Westbrook's health...and KD's...and Jackson's...and Lamb's...and Morrow's...and McGary's.

Alan Hahn

And here's Melo on why the Triangle looked so much more effective tonight than last night: "It's easier when you make shots." #INeedMakers

Royce Young

The Thunder deserve an airport greeting for that effort.

Royce Young

Thunder fall to the Clippers 93-90 as Serge Ibaka comes up short on a game-tying attempt. Jones with 32, Ibaka 17, Telfair 11.

Anthony Slater

Serge Ibaka misses a three at the buzzer. Thunder fall to (an extremely impressive) 0-2.

Eric Pincus

Serge Ibaka got a CLEAN look at a 3 - I mean how that happened defensively Clippers? Seriously - but he missed - game over 93-90

Rob Mahoney

That was an awfully good look considering the circumstances.

Jimmy Spencer

There’s no way Ballmer lasts 82 games at this pace.

Chris Palmer

#LineOfTheNight: @John Wall 30 pts, 12 asts, 5 rebs, 2 stls, 10-21 FG, 8-9 FT, W

Arash Markazi

FINAL: Clippers 93, Thunder 90.

Eric Pincus

1st FT made - but it's the 2nd that matters

Jovan Buha

Telfair just slyly walked into Redick and made him walk off the FT line.

Eric Pincus

There you go - JJ Redick to the line with 2.8 on clock

Mike Wise

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin could grow up to be Stockton and Malone one day. But right now they're about Kenny Anderson and Derrick Coleman

Jimmy Spencer

Madison Bumgarner would do it. RT @steventurous: If I’m Brooks, I”m putting Durant in, boot and all.

Eric Pincus

Clippers really just need to get the ball in and hit 2 FT - not much time for Thunde with no time outs to go full court

Alan Hahn

Fisher lauds Tim Jr. for supporting/staying involved despite playing just 4:45. "Says a lot about him and who we're trying to become."

Arash Markazi

Blake Griffin fouls out on a double foul after that free throw. Clippers 91, Thunder 90 with 4.1 seconds left.

Anthony Slater

Prediction: Serge Ibaka and Blake Griffin will combine to set an NBA record for career double-fouls against each other.

Eric Pincus

Double foul - Blake Griffin is out with 6 - Serge Ibaka gets his 4th

Peter Vecsey

Seeing ASilver & SSterling reminds me of 2004 all star game. Introduced 2 Adam, Shelly said, "I didn't know we had a deputy commissioner"

Jovan Buha

How is that a foul on Blake?

Royce Young

Nick Collison, too good to miss.

Eric Pincus

Collison hits both - no time outs left for OKC - 91-90 4.1 left - Clippers ball

Lang Whitaker

Oh RT @4point0show: Its a titanium chain. RT @Lang Whitaker Why does Ballmer have to wear that huge credential?

Adi Joseph

Jamal Crawford raised his hand because wanted credit for the best defensive possession of his career.

Kevin Pelton

Great intentional foul there. Collison facing away from basket so no risk of 4-point play, and no timeouts left.

Ken Berger

Column: In disappointing homecoming, LeBron James learns again there's work to be done. cbsprt.co/1tmUCqE

Eric Pincus

Good play by Clippers - bad play by Thunder - pass in to Nick Collison so he can be fouled for 2 FT

Ray Richardson

Postgame #Twolves Now blog: Wiggins grades well on D; How Saunders will address rotations?; Rubio's restless night. blogs.twincities.com/timberwolves/2…

Royce Young

The Thunder really need one of their patented four-point plays here.

Dan Woike

Blake Griffin confidently steps to the line and hits two. He wanted the ball -- could've passed to Jamal.

Lang Whitaker

Why does Ballmer have to wear that huge credential?

Ben Standig

Knicks upend Cavs in LeBron's debut. Now this. What a night! MT @Tim MacMahon: Mavs present the NEW Run DMC. bit.ly/1nUNqB5

Jimmy Spencer

OK, I feel like Ballmer is trying too hard to be crazy, @Mark Cuban style owner here.

Eric Pincus

Griffin sinks 2 - 91-88 with 5.8 left - but no Durant, Westbrook or even Reggie Jackson to take the shot - Perry Jones time?

Jason Lloyd

Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Love makes himself comfortable: The Cleveland Cavaliers played LeBron James’ home... bit.ly/1tXQhv8

Tony Jones

Ok Clipper owner dude, calm down. You obviously know the camera is on you

Arash Markazi

Chris Paul misses both free throws, Blake Griffin makes both. It really is a new day for the Clippers.

Jimmy Spencer

Blake Griffin’s free throw motion has more jerk than a Chris Paul postgame interview after a loss.

Adi Joseph

Sebastian Telfair, isolation, layup against one of the biggest frontcourts in the NBA.

Jason Jones

KINGS GAME AT A GLANCE: VS. TRAIL BLAZERS sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…

Jason Jones

Kings can’t find offensive flow while holding, dribbling ball too long sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…

Arash Markazi

Big block by DeAndre Jordan. Chris Paul with rebound and pass to Blake Griffin, who gets fouled.

Mark Deeks

Steven Adams walks like a robot.

Jimmy Spencer

That may have one of the best last-second intentional foul effort I’ve ever seen by Steven Adams.

Tony Jones

hahaha Bassy don't end it like THAT

Eric Pincus

Telfair irate he didn't get a call - Griffin to line with 5.8 left

Darnell Mayberry

Can't say I've ever seen someone give a foul like Steven Adams just did.

David Locke

In EMPTYING THE NOGGIN I broke down all 9 layups or dunks for the Mavericks in the 1st quarter. Interesting to re-watch those plays

Arash Markazi

Chris Paul staring blankly during the huddle after missing both free throws.

David Locke

EMPTYING THE NOGGIN - weareutahjazz.com/lockedonjazz/?… - 1,000 plus words on the Mavericks awesome performance v. the Jazz

David Thorpe

Memo to all you dad's out there who scream at your son/daughter when they miss clutch ft's: would you scream at Chris Paul?

Royce Young

Thunder ball, down 89-88 with 13.4 seconds left. Perk iso for the win?

Jeff Wade

So much Tommy Boy with Ballmer and son

Arash Markazi

Wow. Chris Paul just missed both free throws. It's still Clippers 89, Thunder 88 with 13.4 seconds left. Thunder ball.

Jimmy Spencer

Wow. Chris Paul missing two crucial free throws there. Steve Ballmer doesn’t like that kind of inefficiencies in his season opener.

Eric Pincus

Chris Paul just missed a pair of FT that would have put the Clippers up 91-88 - instead 89-88 Thunder ball 13.4 left

Keith Pompey

Deep Sixer: Sixers vs. Bucks at the glance bit.ly/1tXPf2o

Jimmy Spencer

There was no trust to go to Steven Adams there despite being open for 4 seconds at the elbow. Had to anyway.

Chris Palmer

Best H.S. Point Guards: Chris Paul, 2003; Sebastian Telfair, 2004

Eric Pincus

Overtime would help my fantasy team and I'm not on deadline - so yeah, I'm pulling for OT

Kevin Pelton

The Clippers and Cavs might have the league's two best offenses, and both have been terrible tonight. And you want to shorten preseason?

David Thorpe

Telfair developed his game since I first saw him play preps, but he never developed a conscious. Dude, exhausted pg's don't have to shoot.

Brian Mahoney

Redick seems to miss way too many wide-open looks for a guy who used to seem pretty automatic.

Eric Pincus

Redick gotta hit that - a "you had one job" moment

Royce Young

That was one heck of a play call on the oop attempt to Perry Jones. If Telfair makes a better pass, that's something special.

Dan Woike

Redick with 2 great looks to put this game away, and he misses both. He's 1/10 on the night.

Tim Bontemps

If the Thunder beat the Clippers on the road without Westbrook and Durant after the Knicks-Cavs game earlier ... I give up.

Royce Young

Thunder are within one with 1:44 left. Cinderella!!!

Anthony Slater

Great playcall by Scott Brooks here: Elevator screen frees Ibaka for huge three vine.co/v/OMLvWnvqtM9

David Thorpe

I'm glad I told @Chris Vernon that OKC is just fine. Getting R Jackson back will help a ton, don't forget.

Arash Markazi

Clippers 89, Thunder 88 with 1:44 left. Thunder are playing without Durant, Westbrook and Jackson.

Rob Mahoney

I did not expect to still be watching this game so long after Westbrook's exit, but the freaking Thunder, man.

Robert Morales

Clippers have seen a 10-point lead reduced to just one at 89-88 with 1:44 to play #Clippers

Janis Carr

Incredibly, the Thunder, with only 8 players dressed, are within 1, 89-88, with 1:44 left

Dan Woike

Sebastian Telfair 3 has OKC within 1, 89-88.

Tony Jones

BASSSSYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

Anthony Slater

Three 3s for Serge Ibaka in two games. He's coming for that 60 mark @Darnell Mayberry. OKC within four.

Vincent Goodwill

Is Scott Brooks doing a good job coaching tonight?

Tim MacMahon

The Mavs present Run DMC -- Dirk/Monta/Chandler, definitely not listed in order of rap skiil: youtube.com/watch?v=M01_yk…

Eric Pincus

Best dance off at STAPLES - lady brought it

Paul Jones

If the #NBA wants to speed up games don't shave minutes off he game. Call it an intentional foul when a plyr is grabbed away from the ball

Janis Carr

Ballmer shown on video screen much to the delight of the fans

Melissa Rohlin

Dude, Steve Ballmer is going to sprain a wrist if he claps like a madman every time he's shown on the video board.

Dan Woike

Ballmer on the scoreboard is bliss.

Robert Morales

OKC's Kevin Durant in a walking cast, cheering on his team from the bench #Clippers

Dan Woike

As the intentional fouling starts, Hawes checks in for Jordan.

Dan Woike

Big shot from J.J. Redick, who has missed some great looks tonight. Puts Clippers up 7.

Eric Pincus

Perry Jones beasting tonight at Staples Center - 32 points, 10-17 shooting, 9-11 FT

Alan Hahn

Useless Stat: LeBron had 8 turnovers in his first game back with Cavs. In his last game with CLE, he had 9 turnovers. (Game 6 vs BOS, 2010).

Adi Joseph

That behind-the-back dribble by Blake Griffin was O_O

Chris Palmer

Perry Jones 32, Rest of OKC Starters 31

Chris Haynes

#Cavs humbled by season opening loss to Knicks after 'feeling too good.' cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Tony Jones

When KD comes back, if the lineup isn't KD, Jones, Ibaka, then I'm questioning life

Royce Young

Pretty incredible to watch Durant on the bench right now. Has barely sat down and is cheering and encouraging every single possession.

Tony Jones

Perry Jones handing out BUCKETS!!!!

Kevin Pelton

It is challenging to imagine two more opposite performances than Perry Jones tonight and last night.

Anthony Slater

Thirty for Perry Jones. Ties John Wall for the most points in the NBA tonight.

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers fall 95-90 to Knicks in home opener bit.ly/1tXJuSq

Adi Joseph

Perry Jones at one point was viewed as a potential No. 1 overall pick. Injuries, a bad coach and a lack of ideal position hurt his stock.

Alan Hahn

Never mind, @ESPNStatsInfo. Got it. 3/21/14 vs PHI: 29 assists on 34 FGM (85.3%). #Knicks

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade

Cleveland Cavaliers humbled by loss to New York Knicks, eager to turn the page ow.ly/2PX4yU

Sam Amick

This is big for Perry Jones, who has the talent to become the next Thunder prospect to take a big step forward. 28 pts on 15 shots, 3 threes

Chris Herring

Damn. RT @Ian Begley: On the six plays Shumpert defended LeBron James' plays, he kept James to 0-2 shooting & 4 turnovers, per @ESPNStatsInfo

Ernie Johnson

gotta get to the set for Inside the nba. great talkin' with y'all

Jovan Buha

Chris Paul is legitimately the Clippers' best perimeter D option on wing scorers.

Robert Morales

Clippers have a 10-point lead (84-74) with 5:49 to play #Clippers

Alan Hahn

What stands out is 30 assists on 37 FGM, which is an 81% AST%. Hey @ESPNStatsInfo, when was the last time a #Knicks team was over 80% AST%?

Royce Young

Perry Durant III with 28 points on 14 shots.

Chris Palmer

No Durant. No Westbrook. Big problem. But Perry Jones is putting in work.

Dan Woike

Can you be called for a moving screen when you have the ball?

Anthony Slater

Perry Jones now with 28 points on 14 shots. Thunder, somehow, still within six.

Lang Whitaker

Still feel like Scott Brooks' glasses get thicker as the game goes along.

Alan Hahn

Of course it has. Twice in 2012-13 season. RT @josh_gabriel: @Alan Hahn 30 assists tonight?? Has that ever happened before?

Dan Woike

Would be so cool if the Clippers did everything parkour RT @JFYtown @me Did they mean "Parkour?"

Ian Begley

On the six plays #Knicks G Iman Shumpert defended LeBron James' plays, he kept James to 0-2 shooting & 4 turnovers, per @ESPNStatsInfo.

Royce Young

(Or sympathy calls, actually.)

Alan Hahn

A night after combining to shoot 24.3% (9/37) vs CHI, #Knicks guards tonight shot 55.5% from the field (15/27) vs CLE.

Royce Young

Perk gettin superstar calls.

Gary Washburn

Is Spencer Hawes trying out for Grease 4? #Clippers

Jody Genessy

ICYMI, I was challenged to do a Vine recap of Jazz games. My attempt at summing up the Game 1 loss in six seconds: vine.co/v/OMYuUhK062Q

Ray Richardson

Video 2: #Twolves rookie Andrew Wiggins on his first game at Target Center and how he feels comfortable defensively. tout.com/m/9d8aue?ref=t…

Diamond Leung

Vivek, KJ & Mitch Congratulate Giants: youtu.be/c7Mj6tVFZXM?li…

Robert Morales

3-ball by Crawford gives Clippers 75-67 lead with 8:57 left to play in the game #Clippers

Royce Young

This is like watching a 16-seed try and pull the upset. You know the inevitable is coming, but you can't stop hoping otherwise.

Darnell Mayberry

Telfair got fouled on a 3! Telfair got fouled on a 3!!!!

Lang Whitaker

Doc Rivers' hoarse voice is already in midseason form.

Andy Greder

Video 2: #Twolves rookie Andrew Wiggins on his first game at Target Center and how he feels comfortable defensively. tout.com/m/9d8aue?ref=t…

Arash Markazi

Steve Ballmer and Fergie before the fourth quarter. That's @ADBPhotoInc taking the photo. http://t.co/gzZEFpL7B0

Earl K. Sneed

Inside Report: @Dallas Mavericks sprint past Jazz in home opener as seven scorers reach double figures mavs.com/game-2-mavs-vs… #DALvsUTA

Dan Woike

It's been pointed out to me that Ballmer's walking is "hardcore."

Janis Carr

One person who Ballmer didn't stop and say hi was Shelly. #no1fan

Darnell Mayberry

Pretty cool of Ballmer just now to walk over and stop Billy Crystal to shake his hand. Billy's face lit up.

Dan Woike

Shelly Sterling's attorney Pierce O'Donnell is here.

Darnell Mayberry

Steve Ballmer is walking around shaking hands and kissing babies and getting a standing ovation from a few in the lower bowl.

Kristina Leahy

Steve Ballmer is doing laps around the court. Giving high fives along the way. I think he's excited...

Chris Palmer

Great win for my Noles. They just keep on rolling. 24 straight.

Janis Carr

Now Ballmer is chatting with Billy Crystal...making the rounds

Eric Pincus

If it was me, I'd probably think about starting Boozer with Davis and have Hill come off bench as energy player - Hill/Davis clogs a bit

Dan Woike

Ballmer is walking all over Staples, shaking hands and slapping 5's. Dangerously close to power walking.

Royce Young

Somehow, the Thunder only trail 70-62 after three despite only having eight available players. Jones with a career-high 23.

Mike Tokito

If you've ever wanted to follow a dog who predicts Oregon HS games (seriously), try @Pugnosticator. #opreps #pugs

Janis Carr

Ballmer getting a hug and pic with Fergie

Kevin Pelton

"Kids, let me tell you about the night Perry Jones ran the point for the Thunder."

Dan Woike

Ballmer and Fergie -- Round 2!!!!!!!

Robert Morales

Clippers lead 70-62 after three quarters, thanks to steal and dunk by Crawford with 2 secs left in third #Clippers

Sam Amico

Cavs beat KG, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce & Celtics in 2010 opener... Then lost 26 straight in same season. Don't read too much into openers.

Lang Greene

Clippers and Thunder are shooting a combined 5-of-33 from three-point territory.

Royce Young

Current lineup: Jones, Roberson, Thomas, Collison, Perkins. That's just all the lols.

Al Iannazzone

JR Smith's hip hampered him tonight but he made some huge shots. He couldn't reach down to tie his shoes after the game.

Darnell Mayberry

This game is horrible. There, I said it.

Eric Pincus

Ed Davis has actually played more MPG than starters Carlos Boozer and Jordan HIll - looks like a steal thus far latimes.com/sports/lakers/…

Gary Washburn

Wait a minute: The Mike Tyson Mysteries? I gotta watch that

Darnell Mayberry

Perry Jones is about to run point for the Thunder.

Dan Woike

The #Clippers are 3/18 on 3FG -- mostly good looks.