Report: Joel Embiid opposed 76ers hiring Tyronn Lue (Ben Simmons’ guy) — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Tyronn Lue was at one point considered favorite to become 76ers coach.

Report: Joel Embiid opposed 76ers hiring Tyronn Lue (Ben Simmons’ guy) — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Clippers count on Patrick Beverley’s elite energy through ups and downs — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Patrick Beverley had a Dec. 25 to remember last season. Think back to the closing seconds of that Clippers-at-Lakers showdown. A Christmas battle that went the visitors’ way, 111-106, thanks to Beverley’s quick hands and the NBA’s slow-motion replay rule. Remember the 6-foot-1 guard swarming LeBron James as the Lakers’ star rose up for the…

Clippers count on Patrick Beverley’s elite energy through ups and downs — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Adam Silver: James Harden Not Suspended Because Violation Was First Offense — NBC4 Washington

The NBA commissioner clarified the punishment handed down to Rockets star James Harden for violating the COVID-19 protocol.

Adam Silver: James Harden Not Suspended Because Violation Was First Offense — NBC4 Washington

Last-Second Tristan Thompson Foul Should Not Have Been Called Vs. Bucks, Per NBA — NESN.com

A foul called on Tristan Thompson at the very end of Wednesday’s season opener at TD Garden could have cost the Celtics the game. And apparently, it shouldn’t have been called at all. Boston was up 122-120 when Thompson was called for a loose ball foul, sending Giannis Antetokounmpo to the line with a chance […]

Last-Second Tristan Thompson Foul Should Not Have Been Called Vs. Bucks, Per NBA — NESN.com

Jazz tip off NBA season with dominating 120-100 victory over Portland — ABC4 Utah

PORTLAND (ABC4 Sports) – What a start to the NBA season for the Utah Jazz. Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds in a dominant season-opening performance, leading the Utah Jazz to a 120-100 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Gobert, who just signed a 5-year, $205-million extension on Sunday, controlled the inside and got plenty…

Jazz tip off NBA season with dominating 120-100 victory over Portland — ABC4 Utah

Hield Game-Winner Lifts Kings Over Nuggets 124-122 In OT Thriller — CBS Sacramento

Buddy Hield tipped in Harrison Barnes’ miss at the buzzer, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a stunning 124-122 win over the Denver Nuggets in overtime Wednesday night.

Hield Game-Winner Lifts Kings Over Nuggets 124-122 In OT Thriller — CBS Sacramento