James Harden and the Rockets are rolling. See which contender they booted from the top five in our latest league hierarchy.
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Suspended Heat guard Dion Waiters is in Syracuse seeking advice from his college coach, Jim Boeheim.
In this annual early-season tradition, Brian Windhorst, Kevin Pelton and Kevin Arnovitz wonder if James Harden can average 40 points per game, if LeBron James can lead the NBA in assists (9:30) and if the Lakers' defense can continue shutting down its opponents. Plus, they discuss the two most surprising starting units (31:12) and Paul George's GOAT campaign...after two games (53:57).
Kendrick Nunn scored 22 points and the Miami Heat remained unbeaten at home with a 109-94 victory over the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Rookie Kendrick Nunn scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 15 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-97 on Thursday night.
Jimmy Butler scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, added 13 assists and the Miami Heat wasted most of what was a 29-point lead before hanging on to beat the shorthanded Detroit Pistons 117-108 on Tuesday night.
A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
With the Lakers off to a hot start, Dave McMenamin and Bobby Marks join Brian Windhorst to discuss LA's title hopes and if they can keep this defense up for the entire season (19:38). But before that, what really happened to Dion Waiters -- and what should Miami do about it? Plus, the guys talk about Toronto's stifling defense (32:58) and how Gordon Hayward's injury will impact the Eastern Conference (39:28).
The Heat suspended Dion Waiters 10 games, starting Friday, for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Heat guard Dion Waiters required medical treatment for a "panic attack" on the team's flight Thursday night after eating a THC-infused edible, according to sources.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and nine rebounds, and LeBron James scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' seventh consecutive victory, 95-80 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Justise Winslow was placed in the concussion protocol by the Heat, and he missed Miami's 124-108 win over Phoenix.