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  • • LeBron James, Anthony Davis 113-game record ends in Russell Westbrook’s Lakers debut
    The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors on opening night, but it from no fault of LeBron James or Anthony Davis. The duo put up huge numbers in their season debut. LeBron was his usual stat sheet-stuffing self with 34 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five three-pointers. Anthony Davis meanwhile posted […] The post LeBron James, Anthony Davis 113-game record ends in Russ...2021
  • • Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo makes ‘crazy’ advice to Thanasis on ring night
    Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is always looking out for his family. That’s why when the Bucks raised their championship banner on opening night, the Greek Freak made sure his brother, Thanasis, will savor the moment entirely, per Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Tuesday night was his title celebration. He […] The post Bucks ...2021
  • • Bucks crush Nets on opening night thanks to established culture and a newfound confidence
    The Bucks have a new air about them, but are still relying on their old habits...2021
  • • NBA opening night: Stephen Curry posts 'trash' triple double; Russell Westbrook flops in Lakers debut
    Also, LeBron James remains ridiculous, and Giannis Antetokounmpo's passing was top notch in Milwaukee's win over Brooklyn...2021
  • Lakers Stunned by Warriors on Opening Night
    • Lakers Stunned by Warriors on Opening Night
    The last time the Los Angeles Lakers played in front of a capacity crowd at STAPLES Center was March 10, 2020, where the home crowd saw t...2021
  • • Fans blast referee for LeBron James favoritism over blown call during Lakers-Warriors
    The Los Angeles Lakers took a huge L in their opening night contest against the Golden State Warriors. For some fans, they might call it cosmic karma after one of the more egregious calls that almost went the Lakers’ way. During a pivotal moment in the fourth quarter, LeBron James drove to the basket and […] The post Fans blast referee for LeBron James favoritism over blown call during...2021
  • • Warriors star Stephen Curry goes Shaqtin’ with failed dunk attempt vs. Lakers
    Stephen Curry’s all-around effort sparked the Golden State Warriors‘ opening night win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. It was a night to remember for Curry, who notched his eighth career triple-double. However, the Warriors superstar also found himself in quite a lowlight early in the contest. In true Shaqtin’ a Fool fashion, Curry […] The post Warriors star Stephen...2021
  • Lakers’ two-man show not enough against Warriors depth on opening night
    • Lakers’ two-man show not enough against Warriors depth on opening night
    Russell Westbrook struggled with 8 points on 4-of-13 shooting....2021
  • • Lakers superstar LeBron James breaks wild NBA record on opening night vs. Warriors
    Unsurprisingly, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made history right at the opener of the 2021-22 NBA season. LeBron breaking records is nothing new by now. He is arguably the greatest player to ever play the game, and his dominance has just been fascinating to watch. So when he broke another record, it didn’t really […] The post Lakers superstar LeBron James breaks wild NBA record ...2021
  • • Blue Jackets come out flat, can’t recover against Red Wings
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Hopes of an undefeated season are lost. The undefeated Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to Motor City to take on the Detroit Red Wings. After a blowout on opening night and a come from behind win on Saturday, the Jackets were looking to continue their early success. Joonas Korpisalo made his season debut and Yegor Chinakhov made his NHL debut. Unfortunate...2021

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Opening Night injury and suspension

  • • Blue Jackets come out flat, can’t recover against Red Wings
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Hopes of an undefeated season are lost. The undefeated Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to Motor City to take on the Detroit Red Wings. After a blowout on opening night and a come from behind win on Saturday, the Jackets were looking to continue their early success. Joonas Korpisalo made his season debut and Yegor Chinakhov made his NHL debut. Unfortunate...2021
  • • LeBron James won’t be thrilled with latest Lakers injury report for opening game vs. Warriors
    All roads will lead to the Staples Center on Tuesday as the Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors on opening night. The two Western Conference contenders will renew their growing rivalry, particularly the head-to-head matchup between LeBron James and Stephen Curry. While the two superstars have grown friendlier over the past few years, […] The post LeBron James won’t be thr...2021
  • • Game 2 Recap: Blue Jackets rally, beat Kraken in overtime
    Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images Snipes from Robinson and Laine Earn Blue Jackets the W. Coming off of an emotional opening night and dominant win vs the lowly Arizona Coyotes, the Columbus Blue Jackets looked to maintain their momentum against the expansion Seattle Kraken. The only lineup change for Columbus was Scott Harrington subbing in for Dean Kukan. Wes McCauley was the he...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Shorthanded against the Blues
    Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche already have a number of key players missing from the lineup Despite a win on opening night, the Colorado Avalanche and their fans come into the second game of the season with a number of concerns on their mind. Playing without a number of key players, tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues will be an early test of the team’s depth. The Avalanche...2021
  • • Game #2 Preview/GameThread: Seattle Kraken make their first visit to Nationwide Arena to take on Columbus Blue Jackets
    Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images Here’s what you need to know. Seattle Kraken at Columbus Blue JacketsSaturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00 PM EDTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Bally’s Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s Blog: Davy Jones’ Locker Room Seattle Kraken, 1-1-0, 2 points, 5th division, 7th West@Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-0-0. 2 points, 2nd division, 3rd East The S...2021
  • • Los Angeles Lakers could be without key players for opening night
    We already knew that Talen Horton-Tucker (out at least four weeks following thumb surgery) and Trevor Ariza (ankle surgery, out two months) would miss the Los Angeles Lakers season opener vs. the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday at Staples Center. However, the availability of three other key wings — Malik Monk, Kendrick Nunn, and Wayne […] The post Los Angeles Lakers could be without key pla...2021
  • • Nathan MacKinnon OUT for Opening Night
    Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images The Colorado Avalanche star won’t be available after COVID Protocols The Colorado Avalanche’s star forward Nathan MacKinnon will be unavailable for Wednesday night’s opening night game against the Chicago Blackhawks. He was left out of practice Tuesday due to COVID protocols. Nathan MacKinnon (COVID protocol related absence) will not practice today.— ...2021
  • • High Risk, No Reward: Why Cole Sillinger Playing in the NHL This Season is a Terrible Idea
    Desperate times don’t have to require desperate measures. And the times aren’t even all that desperate. On Sunday, Cole Sillinger officially became the first 18 year old Blue Jacket to make the opening night roster under General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen. The Columbus native was taken by his hometown team 12th overall in the 2021 draft, and has convinced the coaching staff over the past 10 weeks to...2021
  • • Morning Flurries: Avalanche sign Jack Johnson to a one-year contract
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Final decisions on the opening night roster expected today As the deadline for official cap compliant 23 man (or fewer) rosters are due this afternoon at 3pm mountain time the Colorado Avalanche have a few loose ends to tie up to finalize their own opening night roster. One order of business was transferring Professional Try-Out Jack Johnson to an officially co...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Previewing the 2021-22 season
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Well, folks, we’ve finally made it. The 2021-22 NHL season finally begins this week. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Columbus Blue Jackets campaign: Storylines to watch Clearing the “Lars Bar” After a mutual parting of ways with John Tortorella after six seasons as head coach, the Blue...2021

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Opening Night lifestyle

  • • Ugly Sweaters, Blue Jackets edition: remember when we thought Stinger was good shoulder flair?
    Anything with a made up bug is bad and should feel bad. The Columbus Blue Jackets, founded in 2000, held a contest to name the team in partnership with locally founded restaurant Wendy’s to name the team. After narrowing down the list to two (Blue Jackets and Justice), the name Blue Jackets was selected: because the name pays homage to Ohio’s contributions to American history and the great pride a...2019
  • • Domi deserved a substantial suspension, not a pre-season slap on the wrist
    The NHL had the opportunity to send a message by handing Max Domi a substantial suspension. Instead, he was given a vacation from the pre-season and the green light to suit up come opening night....2018
  • • Lakers Offering More Than Words in Effort to Heal Los Angeles' Racial Divide
    2016
  • • Orlando Magic to Dedicate Opening Night to Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting
    2016
  • • Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title
    2015
  • • New LA Clippers Face Same Old Pressures and Expectations
    2015
  • • In Accepting His Fate, Melo Shows Jackson's Lessons May Be Rubbing off on Him
    2015
  • • Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas Is Where Real Business of Summer League Happens
    2015
  • • Hangin' with Dwight Howard: A Changed Man, Entertaining Host and Snake Charmer
    2015
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Star-Power, Rebuilt Rosters Make NL West Must-See TV
    2015

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Opening Night trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • James Harden speaks out after declining extension to stay with Nets
    The Brooklyn Nets haven’t exactly had the ideal start to the season, as they fell to the Milwaukee Bucks on opening night, 127-104. The Nets were also unable to finalize a contract extension with superstar James Harden that would have kept him in Brooklyn for the foreseeable future. But all signs point to a deal […] The post James Harden speaks out after declining extension to stay wit...2021
  • • Celtics waive former No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker ahead of season opener, per report
    Parker had salary that would have guaranteed on opening night...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Shorthanded against the Blues
    Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche already have a number of key players missing from the lineup Despite a win on opening night, the Colorado Avalanche and their fans come into the second game of the season with a number of concerns on their mind. Playing without a number of key players, tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues will be an early test of the team’s depth. The Avalanche...2021
  • • Game #2 Preview/GameThread: Seattle Kraken make their first visit to Nationwide Arena to take on Columbus Blue Jackets
    Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images Here’s what you need to know. Seattle Kraken at Columbus Blue JacketsSaturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00 PM EDTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Bally’s Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s Blog: Davy Jones’ Locker Room Seattle Kraken, 1-1-0, 2 points, 5th division, 7th West@Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-0-0. 2 points, 2nd division, 3rd East The S...2021
  • • Suns’ Mikal Bridges gets real on contract extension negotiations amid Deandre Ayton’s stalemate
    Mikal Bridges is one of two players on the Phoenix Suns who, as members of the 2018 NBA Draft class, are eligible for rookie-scale extensions before Opening Night. The other being center DeAndre Ayton. Ayton, the former No. 1 overall pick who helped lead the Suns to the NBA Finals last season, has expressed his […] The post Suns’ Mikal Bridges gets real on contract extension negotiatio...2021
  • • Carmelo Anthony’s surprising take on Lakers’ winless preseason
    Newly acquired veteran Carmelo Anthony offered up a surprising take amid the Los Angeles Lakers having a winless preseason. The Lakers are no stranger to losing season-opening games but ending up as NBA champions, rising above the league’s tough competition along the way. During the 2019-2020 season, the Lakers lost to the Clippers on opening night […] The post Carmelo Anthony’s ...2021
  • • High Risk, No Reward: Why Cole Sillinger Playing in the NHL This Season is a Terrible Idea
    Desperate times don’t have to require desperate measures. And the times aren’t even all that desperate. On Sunday, Cole Sillinger officially became the first 18 year old Blue Jacket to make the opening night roster under General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen. The Columbus native was taken by his hometown team 12th overall in the 2021 draft, and has convinced the coaching staff over the past 10 weeks to...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Let the games begin
    Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images Hope, expectations and predictions for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2021-22 season. Now that the six-game exhibition slate is behind us and final roster decisions have been made now it is time for the Colorado Avalanche to embark on the 2021-22 season. It is another season with high expectation but new challenges in what hopefully leads to a lon...2021
  • • Morning Flurries: Avalanche sign Jack Johnson to a one-year contract
    Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Final decisions on the opening night roster expected today As the deadline for official cap compliant 23 man (or fewer) rosters are due this afternoon at 3pm mountain time the Colorado Avalanche have a few loose ends to tie up to finalize their own opening night roster. One order of business was transferring Professional Try-Out Jack Johnson to an officially co...2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Previewing the 2021-22 season
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images That and more of this week’s links Well, folks, we’ve finally made it. The 2021-22 NHL season finally begins this week. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Columbus Blue Jackets campaign: Storylines to watch Clearing the “Lars Bar” After a mutual parting of ways with John Tortorella after six seasons as head coach, the Blue...2021

Opening Night stats and results

  • • LeBron James, Anthony Davis 113-game record ends in Russell Westbrook’s Lakers debut
    The Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Golden State Warriors on opening night, but it from no fault of LeBron James or Anthony Davis. The duo put up huge numbers in their season debut. LeBron was his usual stat sheet-stuffing self with 34 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and five three-pointers. Anthony Davis meanwhile posted […] The post LeBron James, Anthony Davis 113-game record ends in Russ...2021
  • • Lakers’ two-man show not enough against Warriors depth on opening night
    Russell Westbrook struggled with 8 points on 4-of-13 shooting....2021
  • • Blue Jackets come out flat, can’t recover against Red Wings
    Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Hopes of an undefeated season are lost. The undefeated Columbus Blue Jackets traveled to Motor City to take on the Detroit Red Wings. After a blowout on opening night and a come from behind win on Saturday, the Jackets were looking to continue their early success. Joonas Korpisalo made his season debut and Yegor Chinakhov made his NHL debut. Unfortunate...2021
  • • Draymond Green reacts to Jordan Poole’s scoring outburst for Warriors vs. Lakers
    The Golden State Warriors’ 2021 preseason winning streak rolled right over into the regular season as they knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night. But that wasn’t the only streak that continued. The newest addition to the starting lineup, Jordan Poole, had another solid performance scoring 20 points on 8 of 18 shots. […] The post Draymond Green reacts to Jordan Poole...2021
  • • Stephen Curry reacts to opening night win for Warriors vs. LeBron James, Lakers
    Opening night wasn’t a typical game for Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. He struggled shooting the entire game against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Curry finished the game with 21 points on 5-of-21 shooting. Fortunately for the Dubs, the old saying of “strength in numbers” played a huge role in this game. […] The post Stephen Curry reacts to openin...2021
  • • Game #2 Preview/GameThread: Seattle Kraken make their first visit to Nationwide Arena to take on Columbus Blue Jackets
    Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via Getty Images Here’s what you need to know. Seattle Kraken at Columbus Blue JacketsSaturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00 PM EDTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTV: Bally’s Sports Ohio - Radio: WBNS FMOpponent’s Blog: Davy Jones’ Locker Room Seattle Kraken, 1-1-0, 2 points, 5th division, 7th West@Columbus Blue Jackets, 1-0-0. 2 points, 2nd division, 3rd East The S...2021
  • • Blue Jackets honor Matiss, blast Coyotes 8-2
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images An emotional night ends in victorious thunder. With two teams entering transition, it was an electric and emotional night ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes at Nationwide Arena. Elvis Merzlikins made his first career opening night start, wearing No. 80 to honor Matiss Kivlenieks after Kivlenieks’s tragic passing this summer. Carter Hutto...2021
  • • Who will score the first goal for the Colorado Avalanche in 2021-22?
    Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Make your predictions for who gets on the board first With the new Colorado Avalanche season fast approaching and opening night of October 13th just around the corner there are a lot of expectations for the team. But prior to the squad getting another crack at the playoffs the Avalanche must first play 82 regular season games and one thing is for certain,...2021
  • • High Risk, No Reward: Why Cole Sillinger Playing in the NHL This Season is a Terrible Idea
    Desperate times don’t have to require desperate measures. And the times aren’t even all that desperate. On Sunday, Cole Sillinger officially became the first 18 year old Blue Jacket to make the opening night roster under General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen. The Columbus native was taken by his hometown team 12th overall in the 2021 draft, and has convinced the coaching staff over the past 10 weeks to...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Let the games begin
    Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images Hope, expectations and predictions for the Colorado Avalanche in the 2021-22 season. Now that the six-game exhibition slate is behind us and final roster decisions have been made now it is time for the Colorado Avalanche to embark on the 2021-22 season. It is another season with high expectation but new challenges in what hopefully leads to a lon...2021

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  • • Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo makes ‘crazy’ advice to Thanasis on ring night
    2021
  • • Fans blast referee for LeBron James favoritism over blown call during Lakers-Warriors
    2021
  • • Game 2 Recap: Blue Jackets rally, beat Kraken in overtime
    2021
  • NHL Opening Night 2021 -- Best moments from Tampa Bay Lightning's banner raising, the Seattle Kraken's first game and more
    • NHL Opening Night 2021 -- Best moments from Tampa Bay Lightning's banner raising, the Seattle Kraken's first game and more
    The NHL is back and the 2021 regular season kicks off with a doubleheader featuring a championship team and a fresh new franchise in their first season....2021
  • • High Risk, No Reward: Why Cole Sillinger Playing in the NHL This Season is a Terrible Idea
    2021
  • • Cannon Blasts: Previewing the 2021-22 season
    2021
  • • Blue Jackets give up late lead and lose to Penguins
    Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Yes, it happened again. The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins for their final preseason game. The roster appears to be mostly set, but this game was an opportunity for a few guys to battle for the last few spots. Let’s take a look at what happened. 1st Period The Blue Jackets came out with an energetic start and domin...2021
  • • Preseason Game 8 preview/open thread: The regular roster warms up against the Penguins
    Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Here’s what to expect Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh PenguinsSaturday, October 9, 2021, 7:00 p.m. EDTNationwide Arena, Columbus, OhioTV: BlueJackets.com; Radio: 97.1 FMOpponent’s Blog: Pensburgh The Blue Jackets can close out the preseason with a winning record with a victory tonight over their Metropolitan Division rivals. Led ...2021
  • • Preseason Game #5 Recap: Columbus Blue Jackets mostly-NHL roster beat Buffalo Sabres 5-3
    The Blue Jackets are getting closer to icing their full NHL roster, bringing a lineup of mostly regulars to Buffalo. Here’s how they performed. The Columbus Blue Jackets headed to Buffalo on Monday night to face off with the Buffalo Sabres as we inch closer to the start of the season. The Blue Jackets announced they would be bringing an NHL regular heavy roster to visit the Sabres in preparation f...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: Avalanche hockey is back!
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Setting the table for training camp and preseason With the rookie tournament now behind us the focus for the Colorado Avalanche shifts to training camp with the whole squad and then quickly into preseason. The rookies earned a respectable 2-1 record over the weekend and look to carry the momentum with them while the veterans and fresh faces ho...2021

Top Opening Night news

  • • Love: Expecting to play opening night with Cavs
    Love: Expecting to play opening night with Cavs...2015
  • • Sad but True: Steve Nash's Injury Allows LA Lakers to Finally Move on
    2014
  • • Nate Robinson Released by Pelicans: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction
    2015
  • • Cards, Waino turn Opening Night into Holliday party
    Matt Holliday hit a pair of RBI singles to back Adam Wainwright and lead the Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the Cubs in the opening game of the 2015 Major League Baseball season on Sunday night, spoiling the Wrigley Field debuts of manager Joe Maddon and lefty Jon Lester....2015
  • • Opening Night features haves and have-wants
    The Cardinals, clearly, are a team the Cubs are going to have to take down consistently if Chicago is going to add a National League Central championship flag to the Wrigley Field renovations list. So while Opening Night certainly won't decide the Central, it could go down as an early tone-setter in a really deep division....2015
  • • Lakers Allow Comeback in Season Opener
    The Lakers lost by one to Minnesota on Opening Night despite leading by as many as 16 points....2015
  • • Kyrie Irving Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery
    2015
  • • Barack Obama Reportedly Expected to Attend Cavaliers vs. Bulls Opener
    2015
  • • Why Everyone in the NBA Hates the Clippers
    2015
  • • Defending champ Cavs host Knicks on opening night as 2016-17 schedule unveiled
    The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for TNT, ESPN, ABC, NBA TV and ESPN Radio for the 2016-17 regular season, which features an opening night with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the New York Knicks. The league's 71st season tips off Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, and concludes Wednesday, April 12, 2017. For the first time ever, each team is sche...2016
  • • Bulls dominate Knicks in opening night victory
    The contents of this page have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Chicago Bulls....2014
  • • In Accepting His Fate, Melo Shows Jackson's Lessons May Be Rubbing off on Him
    2015
  • • Denver Nuggets Turn to the Emmanuel Mudiay Era After Dealing Ty Lawson
    2015
  • • Report: Metta World Peace to Become an Assistant Coach for the Lakers
    2015

Opening Night fantasy rankings and news

  • • NBA DFS: Steph Curry and top 2018 Opening Night picks for Oct. 16 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
    SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice...2018
  • • NBA DFS: Paul George and top Opening Night picks for Oct. 16 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
    SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice...2018
  • • NHL DFS for Opening Night: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks for October 3
    SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice...2018
  • • NBA DFS: Best Opening Night DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy basketball picks
    Mike McClure, a DFS pro with more than $1M in winnings, gives optimal DraftKings and FanDuel lineups...2017
  • • Memphis Grizzlies Complete 2016-17 Preview
    2016
  • • Week 2 Fantasy Football Projections: Stat Predictions for Top 100 Players
    2016
  • • Week 2 Fantasy Football Projections: Stat Predictions for Top 100 Players
    2016
  • • Royals Still Have All the Ingredients of Their Championship Formula in 2016
    2016
  • • Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: NBA DFS DraftKings Optimal Rankings for Dec. 9
    2015
  • • Daily Fantasy Basketball 2015: DraftKings NBA Lineup Advice, Strategy, Nov. 17
    2015

Opening Night schedule, game

  • • Bucks unveil 2021 NBA championship banner, receive rings ahead of opening night matchup with Nets
    Last season the Bucks won their first title in 50 years...2021
  • • Three lineup adjustments Lakers can make to help Russell Westbrook after his disastrous debut on opening night
    The Lakers didn't do Westbrook many favors in his first game in purple and gold...2021
  • • Wild endings highlight MLB playoff action; the Bucks picked up right where they left off on NBA Opening Night
    Also a look at the NFL pecking order in our Week 6 power rankings...2021
  • • Draymond Green reacts to Jordan Poole’s scoring outburst for Warriors vs. Lakers
    2021
  • • Lakers’ starting lineup for opening night vs. Warriors, revealed
    The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly decided who will start the season opener vs. the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday night next to LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis. According to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will tap Kent Bazemore and DeAndre Jordan to fill out the starting […] The post Lakers’ starting lineup for open...2021
  • • Lakers, Warriors settle on starting lineups for opening night clash, per reports
    The Lakers are still figuring out how best to deploy their role players...2021
  • • LeBron James won’t be thrilled with latest Lakers injury report for opening game vs. Warriors
    2021
  • • Lakers vs. Warriors: Watch NBA opening night online, live stream, TV channel, start time, odds, prediction
    This is the first opening night game between LeBron James and Stephen Curry...2021
  • NBA Betting Preview: Futures, Win Totals, Pick For Western Conference
    • NBA Betting Preview: Futures, Win Totals, Pick For Western Conference
    The 2021-22 NBA season is set to kick off with a bang Tuesday. The league’s Opening Night will feature two marquee matchups, one of which will see LeBron James and the Lakers host Stephen Curry and the Warriors. Los Angeles and Golden State currently own the two best odds to win the Western Conference this […] The post NBA Betting Preview: Futures, Win Totals, Pick For Western Conferen...2021
  • • NBA opening night picks, betting odds: Lean on Bucks, Warriors in respective matchups against Nets, Lakers
    The last two NBA champions have their work cut out for them on opening night of the 2021-22 season...2021

Opening Night rumors, scandals

  • • Game 2 Recap: Blue Jackets rally, beat Kraken in overtime
    2021
  • • RUMOR: Ben Simmons, Sixers trade talks fall through with star possibly playing opening night
    Ben Simmons is still on the Philadelphia 76ers’ active roster despite the deafening trade buzz surrounding him since the end of their last playoff run. The longer he remains on the Sixers, the more awkward it becomes given how loudly he was being shopped around the league by GM Daryl Morey. But it sounds like […] The post RUMOR: Ben Simmons, Sixers trade talks fall through with star po...2021
  • • Remembering the Denver Cutthroats, an extinct Avalanche affiliate
    The Fish - as they were called - didn’t swim for very long, unfortunately There was a time not too long ago when the city of Denver had two professional hockey teams. When the NHL went through its second lockout at the beginning of the 2012/13 season, it had been announced earlier that year on that Denver would get a second hockey club. This was not the first time Denver had a minor league hockey...2021
  • • Colorado Avalanche Game Day: Avs return home to face the San Jose Sharks
    Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Sharks and Avalanche set to face off in snowy Denver, CO Tonight the Colorado Avalanche will return to Ball Arena to face the San Jose Sharks. After splitting with both the Las Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, Colorado looks to improve their 3-3 start. The Sharks are also 3-3 after a solid win over the Minnesota Wild. In the victory, the S...2021
  • • MHH Roundtable: 2021 Season Predictions
    Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images Team scoring leader, breakout star, who ya got? As the Colorado Avalanche are primed to finally kick the 2021 season off on Wednesday, January 13th against the St. Louis Blues, it is now time to lock in a few thoughts and predictions ahead of the opening puck drop. Where will the Avalanche finish in the new look West Division standings and with ...2021
  • • Morning Flurries: Blowouts Left, Right, and Center in Edmonton
    Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images The WJC’s are in full swing with several skewed score lines, plus a veteran returns home to Russia Days left until Opening Night January 13th vs. St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena: 17 days The WJC’s are underway in the bubble in Edmonton after starting on Christmas Day. Yesterday saw a slate of games from Noon MT to 7:30 MT, including the first game for B...2020
  • • Paul Pierce’s hilarious reaction to Jayson Tatum’s game-winner for Celtics vs. Bucks
    It’s safe to say Paul Pierce was impressed with Jayson Tatum’s game-winner for the Boston Celtics against the Milwaukee Bucks in opening night, so much so that he even referenced a previous catchphrase he uttered after delivering his own buzzer-beater. With the Bucks leading 120-119 with only 8.9 seconds left, Tatum took matters into his […] The post Paul Pierce’s hilarious...2020
  • • Nationals cleared to host games in D.C., will host Yankees on Opening Day
    After some speculation about the Washington Nationals needing to play their games elsewhere, the team has been cleared to play opening night against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park....2020
  • • 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders unveils Super Bowl cleats honoring Kobe Bryant
    The NBA community isn’t the only one impacted by the shocking and tragic death of Kobe Bryant. In honor of his memory, San Francisco 49ers receiver Emmanuel Sanders will be wearing some amazing custom cleats for Super Bowl LIV. Sanders shared a couple of pictures of these cleats in a Twitter post that was accompanied by a legendary quote from Bryant. Clearly, Kobe Bryant meant quite a bit to Sande...2020
  • • Looking back at the Blue Jackets’ best streaks
    Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports This run the Blue Jackets are on might just be the best in the clubs’ franchise history. In my humble opinion. But there’s actually lots of other great ones, too, and we take a look back. The Blue Jackets have been on one impressive run over the last month and change, with points in 20 of their last 22 games, and it got me thinking about the other impressive st...2020

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