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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Nov. 4
Utah at L.A. Lakers (9:30 p.m. EST). Kobe Bryant averaged 38 points in three games against the Jazz last season.

STARS
Friday
-Kevin Garnett, Celtics, had 22 points, 20 rebounds and five assists in his Boston debut, a 103-83 win over Washington.
-LeBron James, Cavaliers, scored 45 points, helping Cleveland beat New York 110-106.
-Danny Granger, Pacers, was 10-for-13 from the field and had 25 points and nine rebounds to help Indiana Pacers beat Miami 87-85.
-Marcus Camby, Nuggets, finished with 14 points, 21 rebounds and six blocks to lead Denver past Minnesota 99-91.
-Raymond Felton, Bobcats, had 26 points and 12 assists, helping Charlotte win its season opener 102-99 at home against Milwaukee.
-Chris Kaman, Clippers, had 26 points and 18 rebounds, leading Los Angeles past Golden State 120-114.

RETURN
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been cleared to play after recovering from the left knee and left shoulder surgeries he had in May. Miami coach Pat Riley didn't put a timetable on Wade's return to the lineup. In the announcement before Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers, Riley said Wade has been practicing, but without making any contact.

FOR THE RECORD
Washington missed all 16 of its 3-point shots, an NBA record for most attempts without making one in a 103-83 loss at Boston on Friday.

MOVING ON?
The Seattle SuperSonics' new owner told the NBA on Friday he plans to move the team to Oklahoma City. Clay Bennett had set a Wednesday deadline for having a plan to replace KeyArena, which he says is outdated. He and the city are in a dispute about the arena lease. He has until March 1 to file for relocation with the NBA if he wants the team to play the 2008-09 season anywhere besides Seattle. The Sonics are the city's oldest major professional sports franchise.

EXTENDED
The San Antonio Spurs announced Friday that Tim Duncan has signed a contract extension that likely means the NBA superstar will end his career in Texas. The Spurs, citing club policy, didn't release any specifics, calling it a ``multiyear contract extension.'' It has been widely reported that it is a two-year, $40 million extension that will keep Duncan in San Antonio at least through the 2011-12 season.

GOOD START
Atlanta opened with a win for the first time since the 1998-99 season, 101-94 over Dallas on Friday night.

ROUT
Toronto set a team record for margin of victory in a road game with a 106-69 rout of New Jersey on Friday. The Raptors previous best was 33 at San Antonio on Feb. 19, 1997.

SNAPPED
Toronto ended a six-game losing streak in New Jersey, including three in last season's playoffs with a 106-69 win on Friday.

CLANG
Charlotte beat Milwaukee 102-99 despite hitting just 22 of 43 free throws. Emeka Okafor was 3-for-13 and Jason Richardson missed four of six.

SPEAKING
``He was as good as that other No. 23 I played against. He was exceptional. He wasn't going to let his team lose.'' - New York coach Isiah Thomas on LeBron James Friday night. James scored 45 to lead Cleveland past the Knicks 110-106.
 

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