Here is the NBA roundupfor Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Miami Heat 108, Orlando Magic 96

Hassan Whiteside went a long way in proving he could be the centerpiece of the Heat by scoring 18 points and blocking four shots in the win, the Heat's NBA-leading sixth consecutive win in a season opener. Coach Erik Spoelstra won his 400th game as the leader of the team.

Indiana Pacers 130, Dallas Mavericks 121 (OT)

This game was all about the emergence of Pacers center Myles Turner, who scored 30 points and added 16 rebounds to his line. He also made a clutch three-pointer to propel the Pacers in overtime. Harrison Barnes scored 19 in his Dallas debut.

Boston Celtics 122, Brooklyn Nets 117

A high-scoring affair went down on Wednesday between two teams expecting to struggle on offense this season. Al Horford only had 11 points in his Celtics debut, but he also added five rebounds and six assists, while rookie Jaylen Brown blocked two shots in the win.

Toronto Raptors 109, Detroit Pistons 91

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points and Jonas Valanciunas added a career-high 32 in the win, the first time teammates have scored 40 and 30 points in an NBA season opener. Raptor Pascal Siakam was the first Raptor rookie to start in an opener since Valanciunas did it in 2012.

Charlotte Hornets 107, Milwaukee Bucks 96

The experiment of putting GiannisAntetokounmpo at point guard seemed to work out for Milwaukee, as he scored 31 points and added five dimes.

The Hornets benefited from a double-double and stingy defense from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, though, he looks recovered from shoulder surgery.

Memphis Grizzlies 102, Minnesota Timberwolves 98

In a fierce battle between the young and the old, the veterans won out. Minnesota played better defense than they did all season under new coach Tom Thibodeau, but the oldest player in the NBA, Vince Carter, shut down Andrew Wiggins in the fourth quarter to give Memphis the victory.

Denver Nuggets 107, New Orleans Pelicans 102

Denver may have won the game, but all anybody can talk about is the performance of Anthony Davis. He scored 50 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and recorded five assists, seven steals, and four blocks. It may have only been the first game of the season, but it will probably be the best box score of the entire NBA calendar.

Oklahoma City Thunder 103, Philadelphia 76ers 97

There were some kooky things going on in Philly last night. The national anthem singer wasn't allowed to perform due to a "We Matter" shirt, a fan gave Russell Westbrook the middle-finger salute (and was thrown out), Westbrook was an assist away from a triple-double, and Joel Embiid scored 20 in his long-awaited NBA debut for the Sixers. Entertaining times.

Sacramento Kings 113, Phoenix Suns 94

Rudy Gay scored 22 in the win, as he (and the Kings) hope to increase his trade value in the coming weeks. DeMarcus Cousins found himself in a scrap with Devin Booker, an ominous start to the year.

Los Angeles Lakers 120, Houston Rockets 114

James Harden displayed why making him the point guard will work, as he had 17 assists (14 in the first half) in the loss.

The Lakers showed that they can play without Kobe Bryant, while both teams showed that defense won't be a priority this season.

In the news

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons dismissed talk about shutting down his season due to a foot injury. The Orlando Magic raised a banner in honor of the victims of the massacre at Pulse Nightclub this summer.

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