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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.

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant sits before an exhibition NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Durant, the NBA's leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014,  the team said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Thunder will have to adjust to the unknown: Life without Durant

- Associated Press

Opponents have seen more than enough of Kevin Durant. Since he entered the league in 2007, he leads the league in points and minutes played. He has missed just 16 regular season games in his seven-year career and has never missed more than eight games in a season.

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) shoots in front of Washington Wizards center Kevin Seraphin (13), from France, in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards down Pistons, who lose Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to injury

- Associated Press

John Wall led the Wizards (3-1) with 15 points in their preseason home opener and Marcin Gortat added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kevin Seraphin scored 14, including the go-ahead dunk to make it 90-89 with 5.7 seconds remaining.

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San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan; Manu Ginobili, of Argentina; and Tony Parker, of France, talk on the bench during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in San Antonio. Miami won 111-108 in overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs return looking to defend title

- Associated Press

The heartache from training camp a year ago is long gone, buried underneath the confetti that poured down in June during the celebration of the San Antonio Spurs' fifth championship.

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

- Associated Press

Capsules for the NBA's Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds':

Federal judge: Laurie Fine entitled to documents

Associated Press

A federal judge has ordered Syracuse University to disclose several documents related to its investigation into child-molesting claims against former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.

Central Division team-by-team capsules

- Associated Press

Capsules for the NBA's Central Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds':

NBA Calendar

- Associated Press

Oct. 27 - Rosters set for opening day.

Oklahoma State post Michael Cobbins, left, and wing Le'Bryan Nash, right, answer questions during an NCAA college basketball media day in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma State's Nash ready to shine

- Associated Press

Le'Bryan Nash shared the spotlight with Marcus Smart and Markel Brown the past two years at Oklahoma State.

Pistons waive Thabeet, 3 others

Associated Press

The Detroit Pistons have waived center Hasheem Thabeet, forward Brian Cook and guards Josh Bostic and Lorenzo Brown.