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Donovan Mitchell scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz overcame an uneven performance on both ends of the floor to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-117 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.
Welcome to a new NBA season full of new looks, new courts and the full force of LockerVision.
Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer
The Utah Jazz went 16-of-19 on shots in the restricted area during the first half of Thursday's preseason game against the Sacramento Kings, putting them on pace for 32 such field goals. According to Second Spectrum tracking, just two teams made at least 30 shots in the restricted area during a 2017-18 game: the L.A. Lakers on December 31 (32) and the Denver Nuggets on February 25 (30), both against the Houston Rockets.
Utah didn't make any major offseason moves but fans shouldn't mistake that for a sign the Jazz are satisfied with the status quo.
Our panel answers the big questions as NBArank enters the top 30.
Boris Diaw has announced his retirement from competitive basketball, ending a career that included 14 NBA seasons.
The 76ers have been granted permission to interview Golden State's Larry Harris, Houston's Gersson Rosas and Utah's Justin Zanik for the franchise's vacant general manager job, league sources told ESPN.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.
Mark your calendars, because the full NBA schedule has been unveiled. Here are our can't-miss games.
The NBA released its schedule for the 2018-19 season on Friday, with Kawhi Leonard, traded to Toronto in the offseason, scheduled to visit San Antonio in January.
The Los Angeles Lakers face the Golden State Warriors to highlight the Christmas Day schedule, and LeBron James' home debut as a Laker will be against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 20, the NBA announced in releasing part of its schedule.
The NBA will return to Mexico City this season with games between the Magic, Bulls and Jazz.
Who will make their first All-Star Game in 2018-19? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projections.
Russillo on Urban Meyer being put on administrative leave at Ohio State and how it relates to Jim Tressel, plus talk show host and former NBA scout Spencer Checketts.
Points Per Game123.03rd
Rebounds Per Game44.0Tied-18th
Assists Per Game21.0Tied-9th