Thursday night marked the debut of several All-Stars with new teams, and the opening of the newest arena in North American professional sports. Meanwhile, the last team to open their season tipped off late last night. Here's the NBA roundupfor Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Atlanta Hawks 114, Washington Wizards 99

Dwight Howard posted a double-double in his first game for Atlanta, which he grew up near. He record 11 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, in addition to three blocks on the night. Wizards star John Wall could never find a rhythm during coach Scott Brooks' debut, going a measly 3-15 from the field in the loss.

Chicago Bulls 105, Boston Celtics 99

Dwyane Wade looked really good in his debut for his Chicago hometown, scoring 22 points, including a clutch three-pointer that put the game out of reach for the Celtics. Rajon Rondo didn't look as strong in his first game with the Bulls, going a horrendous 1-9 from the field. He found other ways to contribute, though, grabbing six boards and dishing nine assists.

San Antonio Spurs 102, Sacramento Kings 94

Sacramento may have lost in their first regular season game in the Golden 1 Center on Thursday, but the fans in the new arena witnessed an entertaining affair. The Kings led for much of the game and kept it close throughout. DeMarcus Cousins showed flashes of superstar potential, but often pouted when calls didn't go his way.

On the Spurs side of things, Kawhi Leonard recorded his second straight game with at least 30 points and five steals, while the unsung hero was Dewayne Dedmon, who fought for every board in the post.

Los Angeles Clippers 114, Portland Trail Blazers 106

The last team to open their NBA season did so with a bang Thursday, as the Clippers held off the Trail Blazers thanks to a strong game from Blake Griffin and the heroics of Chris Paul towards the end of the game.

The Clippers were down 27-21 early before going on a 16-0 run to change the complexion of the game. Portland struggled from the three-point line, shooting 4 for 18.

In the news

The fan ejected for taunting Russell Westbrook in Philadelphia on Wednesday night accused the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard of taunting.

Former NBA center Greg Oden has signed on to be a student-coach at his alma mater, Ohio State. Former Boston Celtics guard R.J. Hunter has signed with the Chicago Bulls.

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