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The Grizzlies and Clippers begin the season with a rematch of their intense playoff series from last year, headlining a busy night in the NBA.

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Iguodala vs. the City of Philadelphia

Andre Iguodala received a mixed reaction upon his return to Philly, which is just about right given his tenure there. Paul Flannery writes about Iguodala's past, future and legacy in Philadelphia and points beyond.


Wednesday's score roundup

With the first packed day of the regular season, the NBA offered something for haters (Lakers!) and lovers, those who wanted tricks (LLLLAAAAAAKKKKERS!) or treats. Here's our round-up. Check out all of our blogs' recaps at


Blazers' Damian Lillard makes history in NBA debut

By scoring 23 points and dishing out 11 assists in his NBA debut, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard joined an elite class of players.


Clippers open with 101-92 win against Memphis

The Los Angeles Clippers opened their season with a 101-92 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.


Lakers still haven't won with Dwight Howard

The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to win in the Dwight Howard era, falling to the Portland Trail Blazers, 116-106.


Steve Nash out for game with shin injury

Steve Nash left Wednesday's game against Portland after injuring his shin during the second quarter.


Steve Nash leaves game

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash left Wednesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter. Nash collided with Blazers point guard Damian Lillard and appeared to bump knees with Lillard. Nash then limped off the court and walked back to the Lakers' locker room after briefly talking with the medical staff.

The Lakers' training staff said Nash injured his shin, and not his knee or ankle, but is expected to return in the second half, according to Mike Trudell of

The injury occurred after Nash had played 15 minutes against Portland. After scoring just seven points in his Lakers debut on Tuesday, Nash had scored two points on 1-of-3 shots before heading back to the locker room. He did, however, have four assists before leaving.

Steve Blake entered the game for Nash and played the rest of the second quarter. The injury is just the latest to hit the Lakers, who have also been dealing with injuries to Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.


Blake Griffin dunks, NBA season can start

The 2012-13 NBA season has officially started.


Anthony Davis shines, but Spurs prove too much

The No. 1 draft pick Davis was solid from the line, but Tim Duncan and the Spurs prevailed on Wednesday night.


Scary good

The Houston Rockets, led by James Harden, erased an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Pistons, 105-96, at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday.


Bogut set to play, start for GSW in opener at Suns

Andrew Bogut will make his Golden State Warriors debut against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.


Sixers drop Nuggets, Iguodala 84-75 in opener

The 76ers spoiled the homecoming of Andre Iguodala with a season-opening win over the Nuggets.


James Harden's fans travel well

Two Houston Rockets fans are showing their support for James Harden in Detroit.


Nuggets' Gallinari out tonight vs. 76ers

The Denver Nuggets will be without starting forward Danilo Gallinari for tonight's season opener against the Philadelphia 76ers, according to team reporter Aaron J. Lopez. Gallinari, who is out with a sprained ankle, will be joined by Timothy Mozgov, who is also out with a knee a strain.

Gallinari is in his second full season with the Nuggets after being traded to Denver from the New York Knicks during the 2010-11 season. The forward started 40 games for the Nuggets last season, averaging 14.6 points in 31 minutes per game. The native Italian has seen his numbers drop a bit with Denver, although Gallinari did enjoy a career-high 2.7 assists per game in 2011-12.

The Nuggets lost the final four games of the preseason leading up to the opener against Philadelphia, including a 88-72 loss to Phoenix on Oct. 26. Gallinari had just four points for Denver in 22 minutes against Portland, while putting up 26 against the Thunder on Oct. 21.

The Denver Nuggets are set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m. ET.

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