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Cavs exercise G Waiters' option

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CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters, a former first-round pick who could have a breakout season in Cleveland's new offense.

The Cavs were expected to pick up the option worth $5.1 million on Waiters and did so Saturday. Waiters averaged 15.3 point last season, but could get more open shots now that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be occupying defenses.

Waiters started just 24 games last season but he will be with the first five in the backcourt alongside Irving this season. Waiters spent the offseason working on his jump shot.

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Kings' Gay, McLemore cleared for opener

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team's season opener this week.

The Kings said Saturday that a CT scan on Gay's jaw showed no fracture. He was injured in the second quarter of Sacramento's 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday night's preseason finale.

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Pacers' Bird praises PG Hill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers need a big year from George Hill to help make up for the absence of Paul George, and Larry Bird thinks the point guard is ready for the challenge.

With Indiana set to open the season on Wednesday against Philadelphia, Bird singled out Hill as one of the players who could have a bigger role this year with George sidelined by a broken right leg.

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Clippers waive Ingles, roster down to 15

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers have waived forward Joe Ingles a month after signing him, reducing their roster to 15 players.

Ingles appeared in five preseason games, including one start, and averaged 1.2 points and 1.0 rebounds.

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Mavs waive C James, F Johnson, G Lamb

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have waived center Bernard James, forward Ivan Johnson and guard Doron Lamb to get their roster to 15 for the start of the season.

The moves Saturday mean 10th-year forward Charlie Villanueva will be with the Mavericks when they open the season Tuesday night at San Antonio.

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Suns cut journeyman center Barron

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns waived center Earl Barron on Saturday.

Barron averaged 3.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 13.7 minutes in six exhibition games. He has averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 124 games in seven seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix, Milwaukee, Portland, Golden State and Washington.

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Judge halts NJ sports betting plan

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. He said the leagues have shown that they would be irreparably harmed if the state's casinos and racetracks were permitted to allow sports betting.

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Oladipo injures face, out indefinitely

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.

The team announced Friday that Oladipo suffered a facial fracture in practice Thursday and will undergo surgery Saturday. The injury occurred when Oladipo took an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill.

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Thompson's 35 lead Warriors past Nuggets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Klay Thompson is ready for the regular season.

Thompson scored 35 points in nearly 36 minutes to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets 119-112 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

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Harden has 20 in 3rd, Rockets beat Spurs

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets finished off the preseason with a solid defensive effort against the San Antonio Spurs.

James Harden scored 25 points, and Houston used a big run before halftime to beat San Antonio 96-87 on Friday night.

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