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Ball flirts with triple-double, Lakers hold on to beat Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with Corey Brewer #3 during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-130. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Los Angeles Lakers lock arms during the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phoenix Suns center Tyson Chandler fouls Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) pushes the ball past Phoenix Suns guard Mike James (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) drives past Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Warriors get season on right track, Cavaliers remind Bucks who's boss

The Cleveland Cavaliers reminded the Milwaukee Bucks they still have work to do in the NBA.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore (55) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins ,right, goes to the basket against Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) and forward Draymond Green in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) goes to the basket between New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham (33), forward Anthony Davis (23) and forward Darius Miller (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) battles under the basket with Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots between New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and guard Ian Clark (2) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Watch Lonzo Ball throw his famous full-court pass, first of his NBA career

Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (R) looks on against the Minnesota Timberwolves during their NBA game at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. EFE

Giannis Antetokounmpo Highlights

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues his strong start to the NBA season against the Cavaliers as he finishes with 34 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Highlights

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues his strong start to the NBA season against the Cavaliers as he finishes with 34 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Highlights

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues his strong start to the NBA season against the Cavaliers as he finishes with 34 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Highlights

Giannis Antetokounmpo continues his strong start to the NBA season against the Cavaliers as he finishes with 34 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Stars, studs and duds: Bird 'pretty surprised' to make NBA debut

Jabari Bird serves as one of the key contributors to the Boston Celtics' 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Jae Crowder layups against Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker, left, reaches in on Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to drive against the Cleveland Cavaliers defense during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker, right, defends against a driving Cleveland Cavaliers' Derrick Rose during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

John Wall proclaims himself as the best shot-blocking point guard in NBA history

Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (C) tries to hold onto the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (L) and teammate Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (R) in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. EFE

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (L) drives to the basket while being defended by Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (R) of Switzerland in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. EFE

Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (R) looks to pass past a defending Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (L) in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA. EFE

Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (L) shoots on Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (R) in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. EFE

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose (L) shoots on Milwaukee Bucks forward Thon Maker of Australia (R) in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. EFE

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (C) tries to move between Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece (L) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (R) in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. EFE

JSX14. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- A Brooklyn Nets dancer performs during the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX11. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier of France (C) drives up court with the ball while being chased by the Brooklyn Nets defense in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Francia, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

The NBA has a rule that requires players to stand during the pre-game anthem

The NBA has a rule that requires players to stand during the pre-game anthem (AFP Photo/Abbie Parr)

JSX13. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (R) talks with Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson (L) during the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX12. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell reacts during the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX06. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (C) tries to hold onto the ball while being defended by Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (L) and teammate Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (R) in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX09. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell (L) drives to the basket while being defended by Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (R) of Switzerland in the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Suiza, Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX09. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier of France (L) drives to the basket while being defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (R) in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Nueva York, Baloncesto, Francia, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

JSX08. Brooklyn (United States), 21/10/2017.- Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (C) of Switzerland puts up a shot while being defended by Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (C, back) in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 20 October 2017. (Suiza, Nueva York, Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JASON SZENES

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