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Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lakers fall to 0-3 in preseason after 105-97 loss to the Toronto Raptors here in Ontario, Calif. Kobe Bryant finished with his best game of the preseason thus far -- 16 points on 5-11 shooting in about 22 minutes. Julius Randle had another impressive showing with 17 points on 7-10 shooting. And Lakers guard Lou Williams scored 19 against his former team.

To beat LeBron, don't wear his shoes

King James says he finds a mental advantage over his opponents who wear his LeBron shoes, something he first saw Michael Jordan do. Inspired by MJ

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No criminal charges for Matt Barnes

In an email to ESPN, the Redondo Beach Police Department stated: "RBPD did respond to an incident and complete a report. The report was reviewed and there is no basis for criminal charges. No further information is being released at this time about the location or those involved." Story

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Booker suspended game for swinging at Hibbert

Jazz forward Trevor Booker has been suspended a game by the NBA for slapping Roy Hibbert in a preseason game, according to Yahoo! Sports.


Barnes: I went to house to check on sons

Matt Barnes said today that he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year-old twin sons, and not to confront Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday that Fisher and Barnes were involved in a physical altercation Saturday night. Story

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Andy Varejao is playing really well. Just hit his 5th basket of the 1st Q, prompting LeBron to stand up and cheer. 10p 2r so far.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets star Dwight Howard here pregame for the Texans vs Colts.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics defeat Real Madrid 111-96 in preseason play overseas. Quick postgame 3-pointer: * Avery Bradley finally missed a 3-pointer (he’s 7-for-8 this preseason) but put up a team-high 17 points over 21 minutes. * David Lee was questionable due to illness. Instead, he started and put up a double-double (13 pts, 11 reb) and showcased his passing skills again. * Celtics rookies — especially Terry Rozier (14 points) — were excellent in 4th quarter against Madrid regulars.

Indiana Pacers @Pacers

Injury report: Chase Budinger (sore hamstring), Solomon Hill (sprained left ankle), and George Hill (sprained right ankle) are out tonight.