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Blazers spoil LeBron's Lakers debut

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 49 points, and Nik Stauskas matched his career high with 24 points in his first appearance in a Portland uniform, leading the Trail Blazers past the visiting Los Angeles Lakers 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Booker's surge seals Suns' win over Mavs

Devin Booker poured in 19 of his game-high 35 points during the crucial fourth quarter, including 14 in a row, as the host Phoenix Suns staved off the Dallas Mavericks 121-100 Wednesday night in both teams' season opener.

Jokic, Nuggets rally to edge Clippers

Nikola Jokic scored 21 points, including a tiebreaking putback with 1:24 left, and the Denver Nuggets rallied late to beat the host Los Angeles Clippers 107-98 on Wednesday night.

Jazz erase 16-point hole, top Kings in opener

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points while Joe Ingles added 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting to lift the visiting Utah Jazz to a 123-117 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Davis, Payton send Pelicans flying past Rockets

Anthony Davis had 32 points and 16 rebounds, and Elfrid Payton had a triple-double as the retooled New Orleans Pelicans routed the host Houston Rockets 131-112 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.

DeRozan scores 28, new-look Spurs edge Wolves

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 28 points in his San Antonio debut, as four of his teammates scored in double figures as the host Spurs held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.

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Lawmakers to quiz Trump-Russia probe overseer Rosenstein

Republican lawmakers will next week question Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. Justice Department official who oversees a special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow, committee chairmen said on Thursday.