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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.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket in front of Dallas Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu (7) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

Kevin Durant breaks bone in foot, will miss 6-8 weeks

- Associated Press

The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, the team said. Tests showed he has a “Jones fracture,” a broken bone at the base of his small toe.

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