Clippers Top Blazers- The Los Angeles Clippers got back on track Thursday night, beating the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden 103-90 and improving to 4-2 on the season. Jamal Crawford, who played with Portland last season, led the Clippers against his former squad with 25 points (NBA.com).
Andrew Bogut Out 7-10 Days- Golden State Warriors big man Andrew Bogut will miss 7-10 days to rest his left ankle, which had had surgery on earlier this year. After missing the preseason, Bogut had appeared in four of the first five regular season games but played limited minutes and was not effective. He was held scoreless in the Warriors’ 106-96 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday (Sporting News).
Oklahoma City Thunders past Chicago in Fourth Quarter- The Thunder overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Bulls 97-91 on Thursday. Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth period to lead OKC to its third win of the season (Sports Illustrated).
Mehmet Okur Retires From NBA at 33- After spending 10 years in the NBA, many of which with the Utah Jazz, Turkish big man Mehmet Okur has decided to call it quits at age 33. Okur won a NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004 and was named to the All-Star team in 2007 (NBC Sports).
NCAA Season Tips-Off Today- The NCAA basketball season begins today with many top 25 teams making their 2012-2013 season debuts, including #1 Indiana playing against Bryant University and #3 Kentucky going up against Maryland (ESPN).
Kings Rookie Suspended Two Games for Elbow- Sacramento Kings rookie forward Thomas Robinson was suspended for two games by the NBA after elbowing Jonas Jerebko of the Detroit Pistons in the neck during Wednesday’s game. Robinson was immediately ejected and will miss games against the Spurs and the Lakers (Fox Sports).