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2020 Schedule
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10hBrian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin

China doesn't air NBA openers; protests in LA

Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games Tuesday, and the league's streaming partner, Tencent, reduced its schedule and was showing just the Lakers-Clippers game.

MVP race is wide open heading into 2019-20 NBA season (1:29)

The Hoop Collective: Top-To-Bottom Projections In 2019-20

Kevin Pelton projects a major shake-up in the NBA's power structure and he joins Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps one day before the tip of the 2019-20 season to discuss his analytics-based conclusions. In the East, Pelton explains his concerns for the Celtics and the guys also dig into how far the Pacers can go (15:19). In the West, the crew lays out expectations for the Clippers (33:05) and Lakers (36:55) after addressing their postseason concerns for the Rockets (28:38).

Westbrook re-aggravates right hand injury (0:26)
Harden goes off for 44 against the Heat (2:03)
Harden gets the 3 and foul (0:24)
Nunn cannot be stopped (0:18)
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China denies asking for Morey's firing over tweet

China is refuting NBA commissioner Adam Silver's claim that it demanded the firing of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey over a tweet that supported anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

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Silver: Financial losses in China 'substantial'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that the league is already dealing with "fairly dramatic" financial consequences from Rockets GM Daryl Morey's support of Hong Kong's anti-government protesters.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook isn't worried about a rough night in his first home appearance with the Rockets. "It's going to come, man," he said after a 14-point, 4-rebound, 4-assist, 8-turnover outing in a loss to the Spurs. "It's just going to be a process, like I mentioned earlier in the season. It's going to be a season where we figure it out. And teams that have figured it out still struggle, so don't be like alarmed."

Harden cooks Spurs for 40 points (1:20)
Harden, Russ catch a vibe pregame (0:15)
Harden buries lunging, step-back 3 (0:15)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Gordon will come off the Rockets' bench tonight against the Spurs. Coach Mike D'Antoni is looking for a way to keep two of his top three scorers — James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Gordon — on the court at all times.

Elhassan: Westbrook or Harden has to change their game (1:02)

The Right Time: Bo on LeBron's China comments, Allen/Newton, Baker

Bomani dishes on LeBron's comments regarding China and Daryl Morey (0:36), why the Panthers need to figure out if Cam Newton still has it before they turn the page (20:38) as well as why Baker Mayfield's "act" doesn't work when he is on the losing end (29:04). Plus, an IYHH with fish that can breathe on land (35:23) and a music AMA (43:22).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets wing Gerald Green's broken left foot is feared to be a Lisfranc fracture that would require season-ending surgery, sources said. Green is seeing another specialist today to get confirmation.

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Sources: Silver, players had tense talk in China

During a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, several players from the Nets and Lakers voiced frustration about being in the middle of the dispute between the league and China, sources told ESPN.

Team Stats

Points Per Game113.911th
Rebounds Per Game42.128th
Assists Per Game21.228th
Points Allowed109.121st

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