A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
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With the Lakers off to a hot start, Dave McMenamin and Bobby Marks join Brian Windhorst to discuss LA's title hopes and if they can keep this defense up for the entire season (19:38). But before that, what really happened to Dion Waiters -- and what should Miami do about it? Plus, the guys talk about Toronto's stifling defense (32:58) and how Gordon Hayward's injury will impact the Eastern Conference (39:28).
The Heat suspended Dion Waiters 10 games, starting Friday, for "conduct detrimental to the team."
Heat guard Dion Waiters required medical treatment for a "panic attack" on the team's flight Thursday night after eating a THC-infused edible, according to sources.
Anthony Davis had 26 points and nine rebounds, and LeBron James scored 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' seventh consecutive victory, 95-80 over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Justise Winslow was placed in the concussion protocol by the Heat, and he missed Miami's 124-108 win over Phoenix.
Jimmy Butler scored 34 points, Goran Dragic added 25 and the Miami Heat rolled past the Phoenix Suns 124-108 on Thursday night.
Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Will Barton and Jerami Grant had 15 each, and the Denver Nuggets pulled away in the second half to beat the Miami Heat 109-89 Tuesday night.
Philly remains the NBA's lone unbeaten, the L.A. teams are heating up and Houston ... well, Houston had a weird week. Let's discuss.
Duncan Robinson scored 23 points, Meyers Leonard added 21, and the Miami Heat led by as many as 41 points on the way to an easy 129-100 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.