AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Paul George scored 20 of his 32 points in the first quarter and the Indiana Pacers overcome rookie Stanley Johnson's 26 points in a 115-112 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss six months after having right shoulder surgery Tuesday night. Kidd-Gilchrist elected to have surgery after consulting with team orthopedist Marcus Cook earlier in the day.…STEVE REED (AP Sports Writer)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Otto Porter scored 22 points, Bradley Beal had 19 and the Washington Wizards took control in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking a confrontation that resulted in the player's arrest and a season-ending leg fracture, a defense lawyer told jurors…JAKE PEARSON (Associated Press)
The Atlanta Hawks open the preseason against the team they last saw in the Eastern Conference final. The Hawks were heading to Cincinnati to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who blew out the top-seeded Hawks in four straight games to…PAUL NEWBERRY (AP Sports Writer)