SCOREBOARD
Friday, Oct. 31
Orlando at Memphis (8 p.m. EDT) The Grizzlies make their home debut as the Magic try to rebound from a season-opening loss.
STARS
Thursday
- LeBron James, Cavaliers, just missed a triple-double with 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as Cleveland spoiled Larry Brown's debut with Charlotte, 96-79.
- Yao Ming, Rockets, finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Ron Artest scored 29 as Houston beat Dallas 112-102.
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SPOILERS
LeBron James scored 22 points, Daniel Gibson had 20 of his 25 in the first half and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their home opener 96-79 over Charlotte on Thursday night, spoiling well-traveled coach Larry Brown's debut with the Bobcats. ... Yao Ming finished with 30 points and 13 rebounds, and Ron Artest scored 29 points as Houston beat Dallas 112-102 to spoil the debut of new Mavs coach Rick Carlisle.

DEEP IN THE HEART
l be among the first major events at the soon-to-be-completed, $1.1 billion facility in nearby Arlington.

EYEING THE FUTURE
The Pistons and Jason Maxiell agreed on a $20 million, four-year contract extension, a basketball official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 6-foot-7, 260-pound forward is one of the Pistons' top reserves and likely will have a larger role in the years to come. ... The Lakers signed center Andrew Bynum to a contract extension, removing the possibility the 21-year-old center would become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SPEAKING
``If we can get people to sit on each other's laps, it could be 200,000.'' - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after it was announced the 2010 NBA All-Star game will be held at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium with seating for roughly 100,000.
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