Lakers routed by Suns

PHOENIX -- The calendar showed it to be late October, which was confusing, mainly because it felt like last February or March.

You've probably heard this one before, but the depleted Los Angeles Lakers ran into a young, fast team and got crushed....

Pistons fall in season opener to Nuggets, 89-79

DENVER -- The Stan Van Gundy era got off to a rocky start when the Pistons could only manage 16 points in the fourth quarter and six in the last 6:18, as they fell to the Nuggets, 89-79.

The Nuggets were able to get 19 points and 16 rebounds from...

Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

MIAMI -- No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back.

Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed.

Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard.

Some of it ...

Opener a big success for Derrick Rose, Bulls

NEW YORK -- From the May 1, 2012, playoff game against the 76ers directly after he tore his left ACL to the April 29, 2014, playoff game in which the Wizards eliminated the Bulls, Derrick Rose watched.

Oh, sure, he logged those 10 games at the ...