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T-wolves ease Towns back in after illness, hospitalization

T-wolves ease Towns back in after illness, hospitalization

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has returned to the court for practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves, after a delayed start to training camp due to an unspecified illness that was serious enough to warrant hospitalization.
76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice , campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality.

Raptors 905 add five to coaching staff, including Pascal Siakam's brother

TORONTO — Some familiar faces are joining the Toronto Raptors' NBA G League affiliate Raptors 905, including Pascal Siakam's brother.
Brown, Tatum, 3-point shooting leads Celtics past Hornets

Brown, Tatum, 3-point shooting leads Celtics past Hornets

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 24 points and Jayson Tatum added 16 on Sunday as the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics opened under new coach Joe Mazzulla with a preseason 134-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
Dominant Raptors feed off crowd to beat Jazz 114-82 in pre-season debut

Dominant Raptors feed off crowd to beat Jazz 114-82 in pre-season debut

EDMONTON — The Toronto Raptors opened their exhibition season on Sunday by being simply dominant in their Canadian home away from home.
Newly promoted Mazzulla wins preseason debut for Celtics

Newly promoted Mazzulla wins preseason debut for Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — Not too many NBA first-timers get to take over a reigning conference champion and oddsmakers’ favorite to win an NBA title. Joe Mazzulla knows he’s one of the lucky ones.
AP source: Heat, Herro agree on 4-year, $130 million deal

AP source: Heat, Herro agree on 4-year, $130 million deal

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro's future is secure, and the Miami Heat have him locked up for five years. Herro signed a four-year contract extension with the Heat on Sunday.

Nuggets sign GM Calvin Booth to multiyear extension

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets agreed to a multiyear contract extension with general manager Calvin Booth on Sunday. Booth, 46, is in his sixth season with the franchise.
Rookies, late rally lead Grizzlies over Bucks 107-102

Rookies, late rally lead Grizzlies over Bucks 107-102

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie David Roddy scored 18 points, two-way signee Kenny Lofton Jr. added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-102 on Saturday night in the opening preseason game for both teams.
Agent: Pelicans, Nance Jr agree to 2-year, $21.6M extension

Agent: Pelicans, Nance Jr agree to 2-year, $21.6M extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans and forward Larry Nance Jr. have agreed to a two-year extension worth $21.6 million, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Saturday.
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