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Tuesday, Oct. 28
Cleveland at Boston (8 p.m. EDT). The Celtics open their title defense against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

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The Los Angeles Lakers will open at home Tuesday night against Portland. Kobe Bryant played nearly 8 minutes Friday night in the Lakers' preseason finale against Oklahoma City after missing a game becase of a knee injury.

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New Orleans (7-0) was the lone undefeated team in exhibition play. Denver was second at 6-1, followed by Boston, Detroit and Minnesota at 6-2. Charlotte was 0-8.

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Golden State coach Don Nelson said he's on the verge of agreeing to a two-year contract extension through 2010-11. The 68-year-old Nelson told reporters Saturday that the deal is financially similar to his current contract, which ends this season. Such a deal would be worth about $12 million. ... Miami waived center David Padgett and guard Jason Richards on Sunday to get down to the 15-man roster limit.

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