NBA Rundown Week 3: Phoenix Suns emerge as league's biggest surprise so far; LA Lakers are most hated franchise
Bits and bobs from the week gone by in the NBA
NBA: Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to miss at least three months of action after fracturing left hand
The injury to Stephen Curry means that the six-time All Star and two-time NBA MVP will not return until February at the earliest.
It has already been a rough start to the season for the Golden State Warriors. Now, Stephen Curry — the heart and soul of the team — has broken his left hand.
FIBA World Cup 2019: Defending champions USA beat Brazil to set up tricky quarter-final encounter against France
Gregg Popovich's young USA team were already assured of a place in the last eight but they still made it five wins in a row to top Group K in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen
Cleveland guard JR Smith and Celtics guard Marcus Smart were involved in an altercation in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' pre-season home victory over Boston.
"There's so many days where I wake up and it's like, 'Man, here we go again,'" Hayward said. "It was the most difficult thing I've done."
Warriors relied on their depth and a third quarter 44-26 surge to beat Minnesota.