The Charlotte Hornets named James Borrego as their new head coach on Thursday, taking over from Steve Clifford who was sacked three days after the end of their losing NBA season.
Russell Westbrook notched his 19th triple-double of the NBA season and the Oklahoma City reserves contributed 50 points Saturday as the Thunder beat the reeling San Antonio Spurs 104-94.
The Boston Celtics fashioned the biggest comeback of the NBA season as they rallied from 26 points down to stun the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday.
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson has suffered a severe right ankle sprain and will miss the next six to eight weeks of the NBA season before being re-evaluated, the NBA club announced Wednesday.
The upstart Orlando Magic handed the San Antonio Spurs a first defeat of the NBA season on Friday, dominating the perennial contenders 114-87 in Orlando.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, touted as Most Valuable Player material entering his fifth NBA season, lived up to the hype Saturday in the Milwaukee Bucks' 113-110 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Warriors forward Draymond Green came up hobbling after driving down the lane early in the fourth quarter.
Boston's Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome broken left ankle injury barely five minutes into the new NBA season Tuesday, overshadowing the Cleveland Cavaliers' 102-99 victory in Kyrie Irving's homecoming.