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Dwight Howard out for Wizards season opener with injured back

WASHINGTON (AP)  — New Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard is sitting out the team’s season opener because of a lower-back injury. Howard missed all of training camp and Washington’s entire exhibition schedule. Coach Scott Brooks said before the Wizards hosted the Miami Heat on Thursday night that Ian Mahinmi would replace Howard in the starting lineup. Brooks said that Howard ...

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Leonard leads new-look Raptors over Cavaliers in season opener

A new superstar, a new head coach, and a victory for the new-look Raptors to open what’s been one of the most-anticipated NBA regular seasons for Toronto in awhile. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto’s prized off-season acquisition, had 24 points and 12 rebounds in his first real game as a Raptor, while Kyle Lowry had 27 points and eight assists, and Toronto beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 ...

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6 takeaways from Sixers-Celtics opener

The 2018-19 NBA regular season is officially underway. The Boston Celtics started the year right by dismantling the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden. Both sides produced plenty of highlights and it was a tightly contested contest in the first half, but the Celtics eventually pulled away for a convincing 105-87 victory. Here are some… NBA | theScore

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Disgruntled Butler expected to play in Timberwolves' season opener

Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point to him staying with the Timberwolves at least to start the season. Butler took part in practice on Sunday, the second time he has done so since training camp began with his trade ...

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Butler expected to play in season opener with Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler practiced with the team on Sunday and is expected to play in the Timberwolves’ season opener on Wednesday, according to coach Tom Thibodeau. “Yes.” Thibs on if he expects @JimmyButler to play on Wednesday in San Antonio. — Timberwolve… News

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