>>Knicks Ruin Cavs Homecoming
(Cleveland, OH) -- The homecoming for LeBron James and the Cavaliers didn't go as planned with the Knicks stealing a 95-90 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. James struggled turning the ball over eight times and missing 10-of-15 shots. He finished with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Carmelo Anthony knocked down a dagger jumper with 25 seconds left to cap his 25-point and six assist night. J.R. Smith added 11 points and seven assists off the bench for New York, which evened up its record at one. Kevin Love put up 19 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in his Cleveland debut. Kyrie Irving contributed 22 points, seven assists and five boards in the defeat.
Washington Wizards 105, Orlando Magic 98
Minnesota Timberwolves 97, Detroit Pistons 91
Dallas Mavericks 120, Utah Jazz 102
Los Angeles Clippers 93, Oklahoma City Thunder 90
>>Nike Releases Inspiring LeBron James Homecoming Ad
(Cleveland, OH) -- LeBron James' return to Cleveland as a Cavalier is inspiring a powerful new Nike ad. Titled "Together," the two-minute long, black-and-white clip starts with the Cavaliers in a pre-game huddle that eventually spreads across the city of Cleveland. Fans are seen huddling on streets and in alleyways, arms across each other's shoulders and chanting, "Hard work, together." "King James" also encourages his teammates to give back to the city in his pump-up speech in the clip.
After four seasons and two NBA championships with the Miami Heat, LeBron re-signed with the Cavs - the team he started with - earlier this year. The basketball star says he's going to work hard to also bring a title to his hometown.
>>Bulls Battle Cavs
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls welcome LeBron James and the Cavaliers to the United Center tonight. The Bulls are 1-and-0 after beating New York in the opener. The Cavs lost their opener to the Knicks last night.
>>Thunder's Westbrook Suffers Small Fracture In Hand
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The injury bug took another bite out of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Point guard Russell Westbrook played nine minutes and scored two points before exiting Thursday's loss to the Clippers. Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Westbrook suffered a small fracture of the second metacarpal in his right hand. Westbrook appeared to injure his right hand while going up for a rebound and hitting Kendrick Perkins' elbow. Westbrook left the court and returned with a bag of ice on his hand. The UCLA product will be reevaluated on Friday and it is unknown how long he will be out.