Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, including a big basket over LeBron James in the final minute, and the New York Knicks spoiled James' reunion celebration with a 95-90 victory over the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
Former NBA commissioner David Stern is hushing the alarm over a potential work stoppage in 2017, when players are expected to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement and seek a larger slice of expanding TV-earnings pie going to owners.
Guard Kemba Walker scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds in regulation to tie the score and the game-winner with 5.1 seconds left in overtime, as the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-106 Wednesday.
Rookie forward Julius Randle broke the tibia bone in his right leg during the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' season-opening, 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets and underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the fracture.
Manu Ginobili scored 20 points -- 14 in the second half -- in the season opener as defending champion San Antonio defeated Dallas 101-100 Tuesday, the Spurs' their 10th consecutive regular-season victory over the Mavericks.