— Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a poor finish a day earlier with a blistering start that sent them to a 104-90 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey was reelected chairperson of USA Basketball on Monday, while five-time Olympic gold medalist Sue Bird and three-time gold medalist Kevin Durant were among those added to the federation's board of directors.
Can the Lakers find their rhythm? Can the Nets win without Kyrie? Can the Bulls keep winning? We break down where all 30 teams stand after the first week of the season.
After a 111-95 loss to the Hornets in Sunday's home opener dropped the Nets to 1-2, Kevin Durant said no one on the team is going to lose confidence or hope Kyrie Irving "comes to save us" when games get tight.
— LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth.
Around 100 people gathered outside Barclays Center in protest of New York City's vaccine mandate and in support of Kyrie Irving.
Beyond the absences of their star point guards, both Brooklyn and Philadelphia have pressing issues to address after two games this season.
The Nets scored 16 of the final 17 points in Friday's come-from-behind win over the Sixers.
— Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch.
The NBA's anniversary celebration has been highlighted by a revamped list of the game's most revered legends.
From Brooklyn to Philly, Denver to Los Angeles, four teams in the NBA's top tier are mired in organizational stagnancy.
Despite one of the most impressive résumés in league history, the 2017-18 MVP couldn't believe his latest feat.
Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant for MVP? How could the ROY race between Jalen Green and Cade Cunningham shake out? Our experts make their picks for the 2021-22 NBA awards.
The guys debate what the best cereal is. The Bucks knocked off the Nets in game 1 of the season. What is the ceiling for both teams? Plus, 3x Super Bowl Champion Je'Rod Cherry joins the show to discuss the injury to Baker Mayfield's shoulder, and cereal. Also, Doris Burke & Tim Legler discuss if the Lakers have concerns already.
Russell Westbrook struggled in a losing effort in his Lakers debut. And the Eastern Conference semifinals rematch did not disappoint, with Milwaukee picking up where it left off -- winning.
Nets star James Harden did not sign an extension prior to the midnight deadline on Oct. 18 but made it clear his future is in Brooklyn: "I don't plan on leaving this organization and the situation that we have."
Points Per Game104.323rd
Rebounds Per Game47.316th
Assists Per Game21.523rd