Cavs' Irving says communication needs to improve

CHICAGO -- One night after the Cavaliers' high-powered offense looked disjointed in an opening-night loss to the Knicks, they'll face a stiffer challenge Friday when the Chicago Bulls celebrate their home opener.

Now they'll wait to see if the ...

Pistons point guard Jennings: 'I'll be the backup'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Stan Van Gundy insists he isn't singling out Brandon Jennings.

And with the Detroit Pistons taking on water all over a badly listing ship after Thursday night's 97-91 loss to the Timberwolves, you are inclined to believe him.

But ...

Clippers hold off undermanned Thunder, 93-90

LOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled a new ad campaign before their season opener, with Blake Griffin dunking and DeAndre Jordan flexing and Chris Paul directing amid a montage of plays shown on the video board.

Then they went out and ...