The Los Angeles Clippers will look to bounce back in the team's first home contest of the season Saturday against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies after opening the campaign with a road loss against the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry put on the show in the first game that fans were allowed to attend at the Chase Center in San Francisco, pouring in 45 points in a 115-113 victory over Los Angeles. Paul George, who finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in a losing effort, said his team will work to put the loss behind them and get a home victory against a tough Memphis team.
Joel Embiid expressed support for Ben Simmons after he met with the team Friday morning.
BOSTON (AP) Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Friday night that he hasn't talked to center Enes Kanter about the player's criticism of the Chinese government that led to the team's games being pulled off television there. ''We know it's out there,'' Udoka said before the team's home opener against the Toronto Raptors. In a series of social media posts, Kanter proclaimed his support for Tibetan independence and called Chinese President Xi Jinping a ''dictator.'' Kanter also wore shoes with the phrase ''Free Tibet'' on them during the New York Knicks game on Wednesday.