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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Andre Iguodala is now hit with a technical foul and the Memphis Grizzlies are up 11 on the Golden State Warriors with three minutes to play in the half.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Stephen Curry picks up his fourth personal foul with 3:54 left in the second quarter. Brutal situation for the Warriors.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen having a nice first half for the Bulls. He's got eight points and seven rebounds in first half. He'll be a focal point for everything Bulls do moving forward.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has hit his first seven attempts tonight - abusing John Leuer and Stanley Johnson. He's scored in the post and has hit two threes, helping the Knicks build an -18-point lead.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis has flashed strong moves with his back to the basket. He generated eight of his 11 points out of the post in the first quarter and has hit his first four shots. He and Enes Kanter have dominated Detroit inside early on.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter picks up two fouls after a strong first seven minutes (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Jeff Hornacek goes with Kyle O'Quinn again as his first big off the bench over Willy Hernangomez. Hornacek has said he'd like Hernangomez to improve on defense.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanley Johnson defending Kristaps Porzingis in the post is a matchup the Knicks should exploit.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nerlens Noel's stint in the Mavs' starting lineup lasted one game. He's coming off the bench again tonight against the Rockets.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Same starting lineup for the Knicks tonight: Ramon Sessions, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee, Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel says it's "unlikely" Aaron Gordon plays against Cleveland, however Gordon will test out his sore left ankle during pregame warmups to make the final determination. Elfrid Payton (strained left hamstring) is out.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors forward Omri Casspi (ankle sprain) will not play tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek sounded hopeful that Frank Ntilikina (ankle) will be available against Boston on Tuesday but it's too early to tell.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Frank Ntilikina's side-to-side movement was limited due to his ankle sprain, so it was decided that he'd sit.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley (ankle) will be available. Jarrett Jack will be active with Frank Ntilikina out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) will not play tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It looks Frank Ntilikina's massive Nike billboard outside of Madison Square Garden is complete:

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization, most importantly my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Portis: "I'm wrong for what I did. I want to publicly apologize to Niko."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis, on if he's concerned Niko Mirotic may take legal action: "I'm not concerned [about] that at this point. I'm just trying to publicly apologize to Niko, my teammates and that I'm real sincere about the situation."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis says he has texted and called Niko Mirotic but has not heard back from him yet.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis publicly apologizes to Niko Mirotic for punching him in practice.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans is now $1M below the luxury tax and $1.58M below the hard cap after the Jameer Nelson signing and Jordan Crawford waiver. Nelson will sign for the prorated minimum exception worth $2.2M with $1.4M counting against the salary cap. The Pelicans have a small savings based on the $1.7M Crawford cap hit.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans will incur a $250K cap hit with the Jordan Crawford waiver.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

New Orleans can wait until after their Sunday October 22 game at the Lakers to sign Jameer Nelson and not waive a player. The Pelicans after the 3rd game of the season will be eligible to apply for a roster hardship exception and add a 16th roster spot.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving acknowledged a profane outburst to a Philly fan that yelled at him about LeBron James on Friday. Does he regret it? "Hell no."

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