Ben Simmons led the way with 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the 76ers topped the Celtics in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
We take a look at those teams and players who could pleasantly surprise in the new NBA season, which begins on Tuesday.
The Utah Jazz like what they have seen from coach Quin Snyder and will stick with him for the foreseeable future.
New Orleans Pelicans fans loved their first look at Zion Williamson on their home court as he starred against the Utah Jazz.
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was the final cut as he's dealing with a left ankle injury that prevents him from competing in the tournament.
"It’s a new beginning, a new journey, a new challenge and I love that," Conley told USA Today's HoopsHype.
Sloan receives full-time care as his Parkinson's and dementia worsen. He "walks when he can," but his mind is "slipping away."
Quite a few teams made notable moves to adjust their rosters, and some had more desirable outcomes than others.
The 6-8 Croatian is 30 years old and coming off a career year in which he averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists.