New York Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald told reporters Wednesday afternoon that Heat-Knicks would be played as scheduled Friday, saying, "We're good to go."
Around the league
Rockets • James Harden has agreed to a five-year, $80 million contract with Houston.
The Rockets acquired the reigning Sixth Man of the Year in a stunning trade with Oklahoma City.
Houston also picked up the options for forwards Marcus Morris and Patrick Patterson for the 2013-14 season.
Warriors • Golden State point guard Stephen Curry has signed a $44 million, four-year contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2016-17 season.
Curry missed 40 of 66 games last season and sprained his twice-surgically repaired right ankle again in the preseason.
Bulls • Chicago has appointed Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen senior adviser to president and chief operating officer Michael Reinsdorf.
Pippen has been serving as a team ambassador.
Clippers • Matt Barnes missed the Los Angeles Clippers' season opener on Wednesday night while serving a one-game suspension issued by the NBA after he pleaded no contest last month to a misdemeanor for resisting, delaying or obstructing a police officer.
Spurs • San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili sat out the season opener against New Orleans because of back spasms.
Ginobili missed half of the team's eight preseason games because of back problems, a troubling sign for the aging Spurs. Coach Gregg Popovich says it's vital that they keep the 30-somethings Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Ginobili healthy.
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