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Warriors get rings, Curry has 32 in win

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet.

On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, too.

Curry had 32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Durant added 27 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors opened their quest for a three-peat by holding off the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-100 on Tuesday night.

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Hayward, Kyrie return, Celtics top 76ers

BOSTON (AP) The Celtics will need time to figure out how to get the most out of their loaded roster this season.

It didn't stop them from picking up their first victory on a night they celebrated the official return of their two biggest stars.

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Butler to join Wolves for opener at SA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener.

After all the disruption caused by Butler's trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the court facing off against the Spurs with his Timberwolves teammates on Wednesday, no matter the awkwardness and tension that might be lingering.

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Wizards name Mystics' Toliver assistant

WASHINGTON (AP) WNBA All-Star Kristi Toliver will be an assistant coach for player development for the NBA's Washington Wizards this season.

Toliver's job was one of several changes to coach Scott Brooks' staff announced by the Wizards on Tuesday, two days before they host the Miami Heat to open the season.

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Nets' Carroll undergoes ankle surgery

NEW YORK (AP) Brooklyn Nets forward DeMarre Carroll has undergone right ankle surgery and will miss the start of the season.

The team says Carroll had a right ankle arthroscopy. It was performed Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Lakers pick up options on 4 key players

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract options for the 2019-20 season on Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

The Lakers made the expected moves Tuesday for their young core surrounding LeBron James.

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Bulls announce patch deal with Zenni

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls and Zenni Optical have announced a five-year deal that makes the online eyewear retailer the first company to place a sponsorship patch on the franchise's jersey.

The patch will be on the left breast of the team's jerseys, starting with the opener at Philadelphia on Thursday. Chicago's first home game is against Detroit on Saturday.

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Hawks' Carter ready to begin 21st season

ATLANTA (AP) Vince Carter feels like a 20-something again.

Always does when this time of year rolls around.

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Future of Allen's team holdings unclear

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Paul Allen's love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle.

In the wake of his death, Allen's ownership of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and NFL's Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises will move forward in his absence.

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Pacers extend Turner for 4 years, $72M

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers have signed 22-year-old Myles Turner to a contract extension.

Team officials made the announcement Monday but declined to provide details of the deal. It is a four-year deal worth $72 million, espn.com reported.

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