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Paul, Rondo, Ingram suspended for fracas

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit.

Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul two games. The NBA handed down the punishments a day after the incident in the fourth quarter at Staples Center.

The penalty was costliest to Paul, who was fined a total of $491,782. Paul is president of the NBA Players' Association. He began serving his suspension Sunday night and wasn't at the arena when the Rockets played the Clippers. Rondo will be docked a total of $186,207, while Ingram's total is $158,816.

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Thunder's Westbrook set for season debut

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook will make his season debut Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star missed the preseason after having a procedure to deal with inflammation in his right knee. He missed the regular-season opener Tuesday night at Golden State and the next game Friday night at the Los Angeles Clippers, both losses.

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Young has 35 as Hawks rout winless Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) Trae Young had 35 points with 11 assists - the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 - and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy 133-111 win on Sunday over the Cleveland, which lost its home opener and fell to 0-3 as it re-adjusts to life without LeBron James.

The No. 5 overall pick in this year's draft, Young shook off a slow start and showed why the Hawks believe he's a future superstar. Young is the first rookie to reach at least 35 points and 10 assists since Curry in 2010.

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Nuggets F Barton could miss some time

DENVER (AP) Nuggets versatile forward Will Barton missed Denver's game Sunday night against Golden State because of a right hip injury.

Barton was carted off the court Saturday after feeling something pop when he took off for the basket during the third quarter of a win over Phoenix. He underwent an MRI on Sunday morning.

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Walker off to flying start for Hornets

MIAMI (AP) There was a stretch last season spanning four games when Charlotte's Kemba Walker missed 16 consecutive attempts from 3-point range.

That seems unfathomable now.

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Wolves rest Butler, Doncic powers Mavs

DALLAS (AP) Luka Doncic had the home crowd roaring in the teenager's Dallas debut with step-back 3-pointers and big buckets late while fellow youngster Dennis Smith Jr. quietly played a secondary role.

The script flipped in the final seconds.

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Without Leonard, Lowry's 28 lift Raptors

WASHINGTON (AP) All's going well for Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors at the moment, off to a 3-0 start and even winning without new star Kawhi Leonard in the second half of a back-to-back.

Nothing's going right for John Wall and the Washington Wizards, 0-2 after a pair of losses at home and unable to rebound well while waiting for new big man Dwight Howard to make his season debut.

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Griffin's 33 and 12 get Pistons by Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Blake Griffin was having a big game and he had just hit a key 3-pointer on his previous attempt.

Still, the perennial All-Star had no problem deferring to a reserve for a potential game-winning shot Saturday night.

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Lillard, McCollum lead Blazers by Spurs

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) After making a 33-footer, Damian Lillard was asked if there's a limit on where he'll attempt at 3-pointer.

"I mean, I probably wouldn't stop at half court and just shoot it," he said. "But once I get past half-court, especially at the end of the shot clock like it was, I'll shoot it from anywhere."

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Celtics hold off Knicks as Hayward rests

NEW YORK (AP) The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them.

Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left - thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper - and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining.

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