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NBA Power Rankings: A new top 10 and a few big risers

Who are the biggest risers and fallers after the first week of real NBA basketball?

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Just how good can the Raptors be?

Are the Raptors the Rockets of the North? Jackie MacMullan and Brian Windhorst discuss Toronto's place in the Eastern Conference hierarchy.

Lakers-Rockets aftermath

How much will these suspensions hurt the Lakers and Rockets?

Kevin Pelton breaks down how each team can adjust without key players.

Windhorst: Ingram receives 'most severe penalty' after brawl

Brian Windhorst explains that because Brandon Ingram escalated the brawl, he received the "harshest" discipline.


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The Undefeated

Were Lakers-Rockets suspensions long enough to deter future fighting in NBA?

Reaction around the league was that the penalties could have been harsher.

L.A. was live for LeBron's Lakers even before new era was launched with a left hook

The drama is back at Staples - now all the Lakers need are wins.

Lebron in L.A.

The King makes his home debut

LeBron's L.A. debut comes crashing to a reality-show-level halt

For two hours, Staples Center looked like the NBA at the peak of its cultural power. Then it was hijacked by fisticuffs.

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Photos: Lakers fans embrace LeBron in his L.A. debut

A look at the scenes in and around Staples Center as LeBron James made his home debut with the Lakers.

Inside the rise and new challenges of LeBron's offensive powers

Kirk Goldsberry goes inside LeBron's journey to offensive greatness and what it means for this new test with the Lakers.



The numbers agree -- Melo and the Rockets are an odd fit

Last season's Rockets reached the precipice using coach Mike D'Antoni's radical commitment to efficiency. Enter Carmelo Anthony, one of the NBA's least efficient stars.

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