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CHICAGO -- Anthony Davis, playing in his hometown, scored 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 123-115 preseason win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
BULLS: Rookie Bobby Portis led the Bulls with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Doug McDermott had 17 and Tony Snell added 15 points for Chicago.
PELICANS: Sean Kilpatrick had 23 points and Tyreke Evans and Ryan Anderson each had 18 for New Orleans. Anderson led the Pelicans with 10 rebounds.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Meyers Leonard scored 19 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 88-81 in preseason action Monday night.
The Blazers improved to 2-2 despite Damian Lillard sitting with a left ankle injury.
Both teams struggled offensively as the Trail Blazers shot 39 percent from the field. The Jazz (2-2) made only 31 percent of their shots.
TORONTO -- Kyle Lowry scored 40 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Monday night.
Lowry, who broke the franchise record for points in a preseason game set by Vince Carter (38), hit six 3-pointers and was 13 for 18 from the field.
"I've felt pretty comfortable every game. For me it's about maintaining, start off well, finish well," Lowry said. "It's only pre-season."
MIAMI -- Gerald Green scored 17 points to help the Miami Heat get their first win of the exhibition season with a 97-94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
San Antonio led 84-71 after three quarters. But with both teams resting their starters in favor of younger players, the Heat outscored the Spurs 26-10 in the fourth.
HEAT: Miami center Hassan Whiteside (strained right calf) missed his third straight exhibition game. Meanwhile, the Heat rested four healthy veterans: guard Mario Chalmers and forwards Josh McRoberts and Amar'e Stoudemire.
NEW YORK -- Derrick Williams scored 21 points and Carmelo Anthony added 18 to help the New York Knicks remain unbeaten in the preseason with a 94-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Isaiah Canaan had 18 points and Christian Wood had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers. Wood is an undrafted rookie out of UNLV.
76ERS: Robert Covington finished with 11 points and five rebounds.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- LeBron James scored 14 points, thrilling fans with a breakaway dunk, but Cleveland lost to Memphis 91-81 in a preseason game at Ohio State on Monday night.
James, who only played 25 minutes, is a huge fan of the Buckeyes and has a locker in the men's basketball facility.
"I think we did some good things," James said. "It's really hard to say with us having so many guys out right now."
MANILA, Philippines – With an upgraded roster entering the PBA’s brand new season, Meralco coach Norman Black has high hopes that the Bolts are ready to make some noise, beginning with their season-opening game against pre-tournament favorite Barangay Ginebra.
The 11-time PBA champion coach said any team that faces Ginebra at any given day will always be a test, considering that the league’s most popular ball club have a stacked-up roster from frontline to backcourt.
“Obviously, Ginebra is one of the most talented teams in the league. They got coach Tim Cone now, but we’ll be ready,” Black told Philstar.com on Monday.
CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose may be cleared for practice this week as he continues to recover from a fractured left orbital, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said.
Rose was seen publicly at the Advocate Center for the first time Monday since suffering the injury during the Bulls' first practice Sept. 29.
"Derrick's in the building," Hoiberg said. "It was great to see him today. We'll get with him and watch some individual film after practice. [He] still isn't able to do anything as far as courtwork. Hopefully he'll get the clearance here in the next couple of days, at least get a sweat going and getting a little bit of running."
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics rookie guard Terry Rozier had his left knee drained after experiencing swelling last week and will miss both of the team's exhibition games this week in New York.
Rozier, the 16th overall pick in June's draft, said he initially tweaked the knee near the start of training camp chasing a loose ball. He didn't tell the team's medical staff, believing the injury to be minor, but swelling became an issue overseas.
"I thought I could just get through it. But lesson learned from that," Rozier said. "But it's nothing serious. It just has me off my feet right now."
MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas (UST) veteran Kevin Ferrer has warned his younger teammates to forget their achievements in the first round of the UAAP Season 78 tournament and gear up for the "real war" in the second round.
The Growling Tigers ended the first round tied for first place along with Far Eastern University, with both teams toting 6-1 win-loss records. They then began the second round on a strong note, rallying to down De La Salle University, 81-79, for a 7-1 slate.
UST head coach Bong Dela Cruz said after the game that the second round will be a different scenario as teams have adjusted to the Growling Tigers -- something that Ferrer also acknowledged.