HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets may be without All-Star point guard Chris Paul for weeks because of an injured left knee.
As quickly as Golden State's Klay Thompson pulled up for his seventh 3-pointer of the night, the Pelicans' packed, home-opening crowd stopped chanting, ''Defense,'' and started looking for the nearest exits. Thompson scored 31 points, Stephen Curry…BRETT MARTEL (AP Sports Writer)
In his second NBA game, Lonzo Ball earned his first victory and almost got a triple-double to boot. Ball, the No. 2 overall draft pick who doesn't turn 20 until next Friday, had 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the Los Angeles Lakers'…BOB BAUM (AP Sports Writer)
Dwight Howard couldn't suppress a wide smile when asked if he gained any personal satisfaction from his performance Friday night against his former Atlanta teammates. ''Uh, yeah,'' Howard said with a laugh. Kemba Walker scored 26 points, Howard…STEVE REED (AP Sports Writer)
Frustrated with their defensive effort for much of Friday night, the Washington Wizards made the key stops late. Otto Porter had a crucial strip of Avery Bradley, John Wall blocked Reggie Jackson's potential tying runner, and the Wizards emerged…IAN QUILLEN (Associated Press)