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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Luke Walton meets with the media before his first game as Lakers head coach. Lakers vs. Rockets on ESPN

Valanciunas posterizes Marjonovic

Boban Marjonovic falls for Jonas Valanciunas' pump-fake and fails to recover in time as the Raptors big man throws down another dunk.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets went 8-for-20 from 3-point range in the first half and trail the Celtics 64-58. Brook Lopez is 1-for-5 from the field while Justin Hamilton has 14 points.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Davis takes 13 shots in 12 first-quarter minutes for a solid 16 points. The rest of the Pelicans? 4-for-14. With Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Quincy Pondexter out, Davis may very well end up taking 48 shots.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Sixers fans chanting "KD left you!" as Russell Westbrook shoots free throws.

Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops

Putting together an NBA roster is not easy. Depends on draft choices, ability to sign free agents and cap. Easier to talk about it.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Almost five minutes into the game, Karl-Anthony Towns is outscoring the Grizzlies. So is Gorgui Dieng. And Andrew Wiggins. And Zach LaVine has as many points as Memphis.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Genuinely curious: Where is this seemingly widespread notion Roy Hibbert is going to start over a healthy Cody Zeller originating?

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Joel Embiid just electrified this starving Sixers crowd with his first basket which came on a shake-and-bake, back-to-basket jumper by the free throw line before emphatically swatting a Russell Westbrook shot in the lane. Sixers up 10-2 early on Oklahoma City.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How Al Horford's introduction sounded inside TD Garden.


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Dirk Nowitzki with a pretty good chip shot defending the pick-and-roll but that's not legal in basketball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Let the Joel Embiid era begin in Philly.