• Memphis Grizzlies guard Russ Smith (2) shoots between Houston Rockets center Clint Capela and forward Sam Dekker (7) in the second half of an NBA basketball preseason game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Smith leads Grizzlies past Rockets, 92-89

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Russ Smith scored 12 points, Jeff Green and Courtney Lee added 11 apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Houston Rockets 92-89 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Damien Inglis, center, shoots against Chicago Bulls' Doug McDermott (3) and Aaron Brooks (0) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

    Butler, McDermott pace Bulls over Bucks, 105-95

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott scored 23 points each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 105-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, making new coach Fred Hoiberg a winner in his preseason debut.

  • Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) and Indiana Fever center Lynetta Kizer (12) battle for a rebound in the first half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Fowles, Lynx pull out tense Game 2 to even WNBA Finals 1-1

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx walked off the court after Game 2 of the WNBA Finals standing tall, responding with an aggression and desperation that was sorely needed after losing homecourt advantage in the opener.

  • CORRECTS TO PAUL GEORGE FROM GEORGE PAUL- Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) goes to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Marcus Morris, left, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    George has 20-point first quarter in Pacers’ preseason win

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Paul George scored 20 of his 32 points in the first quarter and the Indiana Pacers overcome rookie Stanley Johnson’s 26 points in a 115-112 preseason victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

  • Philadelphia 76ers guard JaKarr Sampson (9) passes around Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries (43) in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Porter, Wizards dominate 76ers for 129-95 win

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Otto Porter scored 22 points, Bradley Beal had 19 and the Washington Wizards took control in the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 129-95 on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.

  • Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes instructs players during an NCAA college basketball practice in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    New challenges for Tennessee’s Barnes after years in Texas

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes’ new surroundings have the veteran coach adopting a slightly different approach in preseason practices.

  • In this photo from Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha, center, leaves a courthouse in New York.  Sefolosha plans to fight charges he blocked officers from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers' Chris Copeland  outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub in April. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

    Hawks begin preseason vs team that ended last season

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks open the preseason against the team they last saw in the Eastern Conference final.

  • NIT committee restructured

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler Director of Athletics Barry Collier and Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin will begin four-year terms on the National Invitation Tournament Committee, it was announced Tuesday.

  • Richmond shooting guard Josh Jones suspended indefinitely

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond has suspended shooting guard Josh Jones from all team activities indefinitely.

  • Richmond, St. Jean complete Mullin’s staff

    NEW YORK (AP) — First-year St. John’s head coach Chris Mullin has completed his coaching staff, naming fellow Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond a special assistant and Greg St. Jean an assistant.