The big news in the NBA came off the court on Tuesday morning, when Ray Allen announced in a letter that he was retiring from the NBA. He leaves a large legacy, full of monumental game-winners and an NBA record for most made three-pointers in a career. He hadn't played in a game since the 2013-14 season, but his sweet shooting stroke will be missed. Here's an NBA roundup for Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Detroit Pistons 102, New York Knicks 89

In the first quarter, it seemed as if these teams were going to score a combined 300 points -- neither team could miss and neither team cared to play defense.

In the fourth quarter, they combined for just 26 points, and just ten for the Knicks, cementing the loss. Tuesday marked the third consecutive win for the Pistons.

Cleveland Cavaliers 128, Houston Rockets 120

This game was moved up so the Cavs could go watch the World Series and the Rockets could escape the city without incident. While the Cavs likely didn't enjoy what they saw at Progressive Field, they had to like securing their fourth straight win to open the season; this is the team's first 4-0 start since 2000.

Orlando Magic 103, Philadelphia 76ers 101

Aaron Gordon started the fun in the first quarter with an impressive steal and 360 dunk. The game ended in somewhat bizarre fashion, as rookie Joel Embiid kept turning the ball over and Serge Ibaka nailed two free throws with just 1.4 seconds remaining for the Magic's first win of the year.

Indiana Pacers 115, Los Angeles Lakers 108

Lakers coach Luke Walton questioned his team's passion after playing poorly in the first half and dropping their third consecutive game. Meanwhile, Metta World Peace was faced with a polarizing reaction when he took some third quarter free throws -- he was famously involved in the most frightening brawl to take place in NBA history as a member of the Pacers organization.

Miami Heat 108, Sacramento Kings 96 (OT)

Miami took over this game in overtime, outscoring the Kings 17-5 in the period. Tyler Johnson alone outscored the Kings in the overtime with seven of his 22 points on the night. DeMarcus Cousins didn't get to play in the overtime for Sacramento after incurring six personal fouls in the fourth quarter alone.

Milwaukee Bucks 117, New Orleans Pelicans 113

One has to feel for Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who may be the best player in the NBA right now but can't prevent his team from stinking around him, watching them lose their fourth straight to start the season. This was the third game of the season where Davis was able to score 35 points -- all losses.

Minnesota Timberwolves 116, Memphis Grizzlies 80

Memphis chose to rest most of their starters and it showed in 36-point drubbing at the hands of Minnesota, their first win of the year. In his first NBA start in place of the injured Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves point guard Kris Dunn recorded 10 points, six assists, and five steals.

Utah Jazz 106, San Antonio Spurs 91

Utah got hot from behind the three-point line, nailing 15 treys and handing the Spurs their first loss of the season, leaving five unbeaten teams remaining in the NBA. This was only the second game the Spurs have lost at home in the past two regular season campaigns.

Golden State Warriors 127, Portland Trail Blazers 104

The first half was all about Ian Clark, a surprising candidate on the Warriors to cross the 20-point threshold. The third quarter was all about Steph Curry, who scored 23 points in the frame. This game is Golden State's last before an emotional affair against the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 3, Kevin Durant's first game against his former team.

In the news

At a shoe unveiling, Kobe Bryant claimed to not miss playing in the NBA, closing the door on a comeback. Los Angeles Lakers center Timofey Mozgov will be checked for a facial fracture after taking two blows to the face in his team's loss to the Pacers on Tuesday.

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