Fans may have missed out LeBron James' iconic chalk-toss, but at least there is someone who is willing to step up on his absence.
You don't want to see the Greak Freek get angry.
Philadelphia big man Joel Embiid scored 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Monday as the 76ers withstood a 37-point performance from James Harden in a 121-93 NBA victory over the Houston Rockets.
Oklahoma City's Paul George scored 31 points while Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists Monday as the Thunder routed New York 127-109.
The typical NBA player in the 2018-19 season is 26.4 years old, 2.01m tall and weighs 99.5 kg, according to the annual roster survey published by the league on Wednesday.
New York Knicks ace Kristaps Porzingis escaped a serious knee injury when he limped off against the Brooklyn Nets but remains doubtful for this weekend's clash against Oklahoma City, the team said Friday.