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Bledsoe sent home, likely done with Suns

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PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home Monday, a day after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him on an interim basis with Jay Triano.

About the time that word of Watson's firing was leaking out, Bledsoe sent a tweet Sunday that read "Don't wanna be here."

General manager Ryan McDonough said Bledsoe told him that he was at a hair salon and that's what the tweet was about, that it had nothing to do with the Suns. "I don't believe that to be true," McDonough said.


Curry fined $50K for throwing mouthpiece

NEW YORK (AP) Stephen Curry has been fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece in the direction of an official during the final minute of Golden State's loss at Memphis on Saturday night.

Teammate Andre Iguodala received a $15,000 fine for his response and "verbally abusing a game official" late in the 111-101 loss that sent the defending NBA champions to a 1-2 start.


Suns win Triano's debut amid turmoil

PHOENIX (AP) On his way out of Phoenix's locker room Monday night, Devin Booker popped his head into the coaches' office to congratulate interim coach Jay Triano.

The Suns had a perfect response to a rough time for the franchise.


Grizzlies end on 20-2 run, stun Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) In a game that he dominated offensively, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol said it was the team's defense that helped the most in the wild come-from-behind win over the Houston Rockets.

Gasol scored 26 points to lead the Grizzles to a 98-90 win in Houston on Monday night. Memphis has won its first three games for the first time since the 2014-15 season when the team won its opening six contests.


Giannis stays hot as Bucks down Hornets

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing "at a crazy level," according to teammate Khris Middleton.

Hard to argue with that.


Warriors pull away from winless Mavs

DALLAS (AP) Stephen Curry swished a floating one-hander and went to the floor after some contact, looking for a call that wasn't coming.

This time, the Golden State star smiled and ran the other way.


Late tech helps 3-0 Wizards beat Nuggets

DENVER (AP) Scott Brooks took what basically amounted to a late-game charge.

That's right, the coach of the Washington Wizards.


Short-handed Spurs deal Raptors 1st loss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Spurs are without their two main leaders from last season, but they are not lacking in direction.

Resurgent forward LaMarcus Aldridge and second-year player Dejounte Murray continue to lead the way as San Antonio remained unbeaten by fighting past Toronto.


Simmons has 21-12-10 as 76ers win first

DETROIT (AP) Four games into his NBA career, Ben Simmons already has a triple-double to his credit.

And with some help from Joel Embiid, he finally led the Philadelphia 76ers to a victory.


Heat waste lead of 21 but hold off Hawks

MIAMI (AP) Josh Richardson did a little of everything for the Miami Heat, and he earned a Dwyane Wade comparison in the process.

Richardson scored 21 points, Wayne Ellington made six 3-pointers in the second quarter and the Heat wasted a 21-point lead before recovering to beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-93 on Monday night.

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