• Boston Celtics' David Lee, left, drives as Olimpia Milano's Robbie Hummel challenges him, during their basketball match, part of the NBA global games, in Assago, near Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Lee says Celtics and champion Warriors have a lot in common

    MADRID (AP) — Forward David Lee has played only one game since joining the Boston Celtics and is already seeing some positive similarities with his former team, the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

  • Kevin Durant ready for 1st game action since February

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It has been eight months since Kevin Durant played in an NBA game.

  • Thabo Sefolosha, center, leaves criminal court in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The professional basketball player was about to give a handout to a man asking for money when police officers took him to the ground and arrested him, a former teammate testified Wednesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Ex-teammate: Arrested NBA player was giving cash to homeless

    NEW YORK (AP) — A professional basketball player testified Wednesday that he was trying to give money to a beggar after a testy verbal exchange with a police officer when he was kicked in the leg and taken to the ground by the police.

  • Pacers add rookie Kadeem Jack to training camp roster

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers signed former Rutgers start Kadeem Jack on Wednesday.

  • Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) passes through Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) and Tamika Catchings (24) in the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Fuming Fever ready to crank it back up in Indy for Game 3

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings was still shaking about 30 minutes after the Indiana Fever dropped a tense Game 2 of the WNBA Finals to the Minnesota Lynx.

  • Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker (33) fouls Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Bass (2) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Honolulu.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Burks scores 6 of his 27 in OT to lift Jazz past Lakers

    HONOLULU (AP) — Alec Burks scored six of his 27 points in overtime to help the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 117-114 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

  • Teammates look over Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell, center, after crashing to the ground against the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Lakers’ Russell exits exhibition game with bruised glute

    HONOLULU (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell left their exhibition game against Utah in the first quarter Tuesday night with a bruised glute muscle.

  • Dallas Mavericks guard Justin Anderson, left, defends as Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, right, looks for an opening to the basket in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Mudiay scores 17, Nuggets down Dallas 96-86

    DALLAS (AP) — Emmanuel Mudiay scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 96-86 on Tuesday night.

  • 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.