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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots with Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) defending in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Wizards fall to Knicks as Carmelo Anthony scores 30

- Associated Press

Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, including a tiebreaking three-point play with 13.9 seconds left, and the New York Knicks overcame a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 103-100 on Wednesday night.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2014,, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin walks off the court during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Las Vegas police are investigating a man’s allegation that Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend. Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesman, said Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that a battery complaint was filed Sunday stemming from an altercation involving the NBA player. No arrest was made. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Blake Griffin faces battery complaint from Vegas club incident

Associated Press

Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man’s complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday.

Chicago Bulls' John Lucas III (15) reacts after hitting a 3-point shot during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Chicago on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. The Bulls won 78-64. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wizards sign guard Lucas III

- The Washington Times

In need of shooting guard help after injuries to Bradley Beal (wrist), Glen Rice Jr. (ankle) and Martell Webster (back), the Wizards signed D.C.-native John Lucas III on Tuesday.

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) looks to score as Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson (25) and Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (15) defend during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Pierce leaves game after banging knees

- The Washington Times

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce banged his knee coming through a screen late in the second quarter Friday and left the preseason game with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter.

Maryland men's head coach Mark Turgeon talks with reporters during a Big Ten NCAA college basketball media day in Rosemont, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Terrapins excited for fresh start in Big Ten

- The Washington Times

A new season means a fresh start, and the change of scenery adds an additional layer of unknowns, from scouting to logistics. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon pointed out Thursday that while the uniforms and venues have changed, lines can still be drawn between styles of play, and that’s what matters on the court.

Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13), from France, shoots as Maccabi Haifa forward Jeff Allen (12) defends during the first half of an exhibition NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95

Associated Press

Otto Porter scored 19 points and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the short-handed Washington Wizards beat Israel’s Maccabi Haifa 101-95 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade shoots over Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter (15) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Bosh, Wade lead Heat past Grizzlies 104-98

- Associated Press

Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade helped the Miami Heat close the preseason with their fourth straight win, but the reserves preserved the victory.

Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison, center, goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson, left, and guard Jeremy Lin, right, during an NBA preseason basketball game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The Kings won 93-92. (AP Photo/John Locher)

McCallum lifts Kings past Lakers, 93-92

- Associated Press

Ray McCallum's putback at the buzzer gave the Sacramento Kings a 93-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams reacts to questions regarding the release of a report on academic fraud at the university, following the team's NCAA college basketball exhibition game against Fayetteville State on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Chapel Hill, N.C.  (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

UNC's Williams: 'Very sad time' after fraud report

- Associated Press

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Friday night it's a "very sad time" at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his program "thought we were doing the right thing."

Dallas Mavericks' Chandler Parsons, right, makes a move to the basket past Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris (12) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Rested Mavericks down short-handed Magic 117-92

- Associated Press

The Dallas Mavericks set out in the offseason to add depth in hopes of building a roster capable of competing with the upper tier of the Western Conference.

All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA

- Associated Press

His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, guard Kobe Bryant, center, and guard Steve Nash look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles. Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Lakers. Instead, Nash couldn't even make it to opening night in the 19th season of his remarkable career. Nash will miss the entire season because of a back injury, the Lakers announced Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, putting the two-time NBA MVP point guard's career in doubt. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash

Associated Press

When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

Celtics assistant coach denies larceny charge

Associated Press

Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets.