The Milwaukee Bucks held off the Houston Rockets despite playing the last five minutes without Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Golden State Warriors lost 141-122 to the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game away from Oracle Arena on Thursday.
We take a look at the numbers for Russell Westbrook and James Harden, who have been reunited in Houston, ahead of the new NBA season.
Mike D'Antoni delivered a positive injury update on Russell Westbrook and hailed James Harden's display against the Miami Heat.
Gregg Popovich responded to criticism from United States president Donald Trump.
Donald Trump was scathing of star NBA pair Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich regarding China and the United States.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey drew the ire of China after he tweeted in favor of Hong Kong protestors.
"I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China," Morey said.
Tilman Fertitta says, "Everything is fine with Daryl and me," after Morey's political tweet, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.”
Once preseason play begins on Friday, plenty of rookies will be set loose so they can show what they can do before rotations are narrowed.