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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James tosses chalk in the air before the start of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Knicks spoil LeBron James’ homecoming, beat Cavs 95-90

- Associated Press

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, left, is guarded by Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Humphries getting comfortable after hand surgery

- The Washington Times

Chunks of skin are still missing from Kris Humphries’ right hand. Surgery between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger) took place Oct. 10, yet Humphries’ fingers still feels funky, if they feel at all.

The Atlanta Hawks' Mookie Blaylock (10) drives against the Chicago Bulls' Ron Harper during the fourth quarter of their playoff game Thursday, May 8, 1997, in Chicago. The Hawks beat the Bulls 103-95 to tie the series at 1-1.   (AP Photo/Michael S. Green)

Mookie Blaylock gets 3 years of jail time for fatal car crash

Associated Press

His attorney, Amanda Palmer, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Blaylock agreed Monday to a plea deal on a vehicular homicide charge. The 15-year sentence breaks down to seven years in prison, with four suspended, and probation for eight.

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- Associated Press

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany, drives against Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Nowitzki, Mavs top Jazz 120-102 in home opener

- Associated Press

Tyson Chandler pumped up the crowd with three alley-oop dunks in the first quarter. All J.J. Barea had to do to get a standing ovation was enter the game off the bench.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12), of New Zealand,  during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Clippers hold off Thunder 93-90 in opener

- Associated Press

The Clippers didn't shoot well, couldn't build more than a 10-point lead, and still managed to usher in the Steve Ballmer era with a victory for their new owner.

Florida unlikely to repeat last year's feats

- Associated Press

Florida's record-setting run through the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA tournament last season will be difficult, maybe even impossible, to top.

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets 121-105

- Associated Press

Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics' coaching job, but he didn't really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench.

Houston Rockets' head coach Kevin McHale shouts to his team in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rockets spoil Snyder's NBA coaching debut

- Associated Press

Kobe Bryant might have called Dwight Howard "soft" but, just like the Lakers, the Utah Jazz had no one who could stop him.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, a player from Balkh province (in withe) dribbles the ball as another from Herat province charges during Afghanistan's national wheelchair basketball tournament organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Many amputees in Afghanistan languish without access to care and become depressed and isolated. And with mines and unexploded ordinance still scattered across this country ravaged by decades of nonstop war, more will be maimed or lose limbs from explosions. However, an ICRC program offering sports to amputees has seen hundreds sign up to play wheelchair basketball. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports

- Associated Press

From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a country often unkind to those missing limbs.

Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, works the ball inside past Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 89-79 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nuggets open with 89-79 win over Pistons

- Associated Press

With key players returning from injury and still rounding into form, the Denver Nuggets leaned on Kenneth Faried.