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VIDEO: Lakers star LeBron James’ epic power stomp proves ankle injury is thing of the past

Just in case Los Angeles Lakers fans had any lingering worries about LeBron James’ recurring ankle injury, The King probably just put them to bed. LeBron James tested the bounds of his ankles for sure on this play, possibly hurting the hardwood itself in the process. Check out the sweet power steps and finish James […] The post VIDEO: Lakers star LeBron James’ epic power stomp proves ankle injury is thing of the past appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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VIDEO: LeBron James exits Lakers’ final game after re-injuring ankle

Just when you thought LeBron James put his ankle injury behind him, the Los Angeles Lakers star re-aggravated it in their final contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. LeBron made a strong spin move on the break, but had an awkward landing that forced the James out of the game. Watch at your own peril, […] The post VIDEO: LeBron James exits Lakers’ final game after re-injuring ankle appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks: Odds, injuries, what to watch for

The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to end the season on a high note as they play host to the playoff-bound Dallas Mavericks in the final game of the 2020-21 campaign. The Timberwolves have lost two straight games after winning two in a row prior to the current mini-skid. Overall, the Wolves are still 6-5 in […] Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks: Odds, injuries, what to watch for - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s heartwarming reason for playing through injuries, per Vanessa Bryant

As everyone expected, Vanessa Bryant delivered a truly moving speech during Saturday’s Hall of Fame induction of his late, great husband, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. There were more than a few highlights from her emotional message, but one that particularly stood out was when Vanessa revealed why Kobe always had an incessant desire […] The post Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s heartwarming reason for playing through injuries, per Vanessa Bryant appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Hawks game preview: a cursed season comes to an end

Photo by Michael Reaves/ When the season began, there was cautious optimism. Maybe James Harden would stay. (He didn’t.) Maybe Christian Wood was the real deal. (He is!) Maybe DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall would regain their pre-injury form. (Ehhhh.) Maybe the Rockets could get into the playoffs. (Uh, yeah...) Obviously, the team that ends the cursed 2020-21 season looks quite different than the one that started it. Gone are several recent fixtures, and in their place have come temporary replacements and some young players with potential. The verdict is still out on...

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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors Game Preview

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports This one’s for all the 8 seed marbles WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (38-33, 20-15 away) vs. Golden State Warriors (38-33, 24-11 home) WHERE: Chase Center in San Francisco, California WHEN: 2:30 PM CT HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: ESPN/Bally Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: MEMPHIS: Grayson Allen (Out, abdominal), Sean McDermott (Out, foot) GOLDEN STATE: Damion Lee (Out, Health and Safety Protocols), Kelly Oubre Jr. (Out, wrist), James Wiseman (Out, knee), Klay Thompson (Out, knee) PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS: MEMPHIS: Ja Morant,...

Peachtree Hoops

Game Thread 5/16/21: Hawks vs. Rockets

POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks host the Houston Rockets in the regular season finale on Sunday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting lineup TBD Injury report Trae Young (right big toe soreness) is a game-time decision. Tony Snell (right Achilles soreness) is a game-time decision. Clint Capela (left Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (left hamstring soreness) is out. Kevin Huerter (left ankle soreness) is out. Danilo Gallinari (low back soreness) is out. Kris Dunn (left ankle impingement) is out. Brandon Goodwin (flu-like symptoms) is out. Cam Reddish...

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Poole's career-high 38 points lead Warriors past Pelicans

Jordan Poole scored a go-ahead layup with 21.4 seconds left and made two free throws with less than a second remaining on the way to a career-high 38 points despite an ankle injury scare in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 125-122 on Friday night while Stephen Curry and other stars rested with injuries.

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Insider: Injuries cloud Indiana Pacers' rocky regular season as it comes to a merciful end

On Sunday, against Nate Bjorkgren's former team, the Pacers will have a chance to move up one spot from a No. 10 seed to make the play-in tournament.       

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LeBron James reacts to first game back since second ankle injury

LeBron James provided a positive report after returning from a six-game absence to deliver the Los Angeles Lakers (41-30) a crucial win over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. James dropped 24 points on 11-of-22 shooting to go along with eight assists and seven rebounds in 28 minutes. The Lakers held on to win 112-115, keeping […] The post LeBron James reacts to first game back since second ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics 123, Wolves 108: No excuses

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via A disappointing matinee MINNEAPOLIS — Aiming to end the season on a high note, the Wolves dropped another game Saturday afternoon against the depleted Celtics. Most of Boston’s core players besides Jayson Tatum didn’t suit up as the season nears its conclusion before they’ll take part in the play-in tournament—that includes Jaylen Brown (left scapholunate surgery), Kemba Walker (left cervical nerve irritation), Marcus Smart (right calf contusion), Robert Williams (left foot; turf toe) and Tristan Thompson (left pectoral...

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks: Comparing their backcourt against the leagues best

The Atlanta Hawks added so many players in the offseason there was always going to be a period of adjustment. The coaching staff had to figure out how each player would fit with each other and with the team’s game plan. This was further complicated by the number of injuries suffered by the Hawks throughout […] Atlanta Hawks: Comparing their backcourt against the leagues best - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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LeBron James returns from ankle injury for the Lakers against the Pacers

The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to avoid appearing in a Western Conference play-in game, potentially against Steph Curry and the Warriors.      

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Clippers’ Serge Ibaka returns, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George sit out against Rockets

The veteran center rejoins the lineup after missing 30 games with a lower back injury. All-Stars Leonard and George get the night off in Houston.

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LeBron James throws down alley-oop after returning from ankle injury

LeBron James starts for the Los Angeles Lakers and makes an emphatic dunk in the opening minutes against the Indiana Pacers.       

Grizzly Bear Blues

Report Card: Grizz Short Squad Wins Home Finale

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Back-to-back sweep of Kings complete Take that for data. It wasn’t pretty, but the Grizzlies kept the momentum going by winning their fifth straight game in a win over the Sacramento Kings, 107-106. The win also put the Grizzlies at a clean .500 at home for the season going 18-18. Now the Grizzlies look ahead to Sunday’s ‘Winner Takes the 8’ against Golden State. When I saw the injury report with the Grizzlies starting lineup all out, I wasn’t too surprised, but was also a tad excited. First, you saw how deep the Grizzlies are, as...

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A star is born: Sabrina Ionescu hits buzzer beater to help Liberty celebrate return to New York

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The New York Liberty’s Brooklyn debut did not disappoint. Not in the slightest. After falling behind the Indiana Fever by three points with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Liberty responded with a 9-3 surge ultimately culminating in Sabrina Ionescu’s game-winner several feet behind the 3-point stripe. Final score: Liberty 90, Fever 87. Ionescu, the No. 1 overall pick in 2020, shone throughout the night, scoring 25 points and dishing 11 assists. Considering that she suffered a major ankle injury last year - cutting her season short...

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VIDEO: LeBron James detonates at the rim for monster one-handed slam in Lakers return

LeBron James is back, baby. Los Angeles Lakers fans could put to bed any questions on any lingering ill-effects from The King’s injury after he threw down a nasty hammer dunk. Anthony Davis tossed the ball ahead to Dennis Schroder, who then served up an alley-oop dish to LeBron James on a silver platter. Bron […] The post VIDEO: LeBron James detonates at the rim for monster one-handed slam in Lakers return appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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LA Clippers: Serge Ibaka brings valuable experience for playoffs

Serge Ibaka returned to play last night for the LA Clippers after a 30-game absence due to injury. It was already decided by LA Clippers head coach Ty Lue that Serge Ibaka will not start coming into the NBA Playoffs, but this is still huge news for the Clips. Ibaka provides playoff and NBA Finals experience […] LA Clippers: Serge Ibaka brings valuable experience for playoffs - Clipperholics - Clipperholics - LA Clippers News, Rumors, Scores and More

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Nobody knows when the hell Heat guard Victor Oladipo is returning from surgery

The Miami Heat were hit with some unfortunate news when it was reported that Victor Oladipo was set to undergo season-ending surgery ahead of the playoffs. After acquiring Oladipo at the trade deadline, he appeared in just four games and will be out for the entirety of the playoff run. However, various reports have surfaced […] The post Nobody knows when the hell Heat guard Victor Oladipo is returning from surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Redick gives fans an update on his injury

The Dallas Mavericks traded for J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli minutes before the deadline this year. It cost them James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, and a second-round pick. The Mavs wanted a sharpshooter to improve the team’s spacing. Redick was dealing with a heel injury when Dallas acquired him. He missed 18 consecutive games and over a month […] Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Redick gives fans an update on his injury - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - Dallas Mavericks News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Silver linings of lowered expectations for the Celtics

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports Suddenly, there’s no more pressure on the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics season isn’t over, it just sort of feels that way. I processed my grief my own way earlier in the week. And like any diehard fan / glutton for punishment, I’m already ready to start looking on the bright side. Recent events, especially news of Jaylen Brown’s surgery, considerably lowers the expectations for this season. The good news is that means less stress. I didn’t feel the second loss to the Heat quite like I did the previous one, because who cares...

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Lakers Injury Updates: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dennis Schroder Potentially Returning To Lineup

For months, the Los Angeles Lakers have desperately been trying to get healthy. It started with Anthony Davis suffering...

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder might play against Pacers

After an injury-riddled run and with playoff seeding on the line, the Lakers might have LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder in lineup against Pacers.

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Mike Conley returning to action for Utah Jazz’s final two regular-season games

Mike Conley, who has missed the Utah Jazz's past nine games with a hamstring injury, is returning for the team's final two regular-season matchups.

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Indiana Pacers: 3 advantages the team has over potential play-in opponents

With the Indiana Pacers inching closer toward the play-in tournament, the team is starting to get a clearer vision of what it may take to trek to the NBA playoffs despite a tumultuous campaign fueled by another injury-marred season. Now, with only two games left on the schedule, the Navy and Gold is currently slotted […] Indiana Pacers: 3 advantages the team has over potential play-in opponents - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Draymond Green will be an All-NBA performer this season - Jalen Rose | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to Steve Kerr's comments about the Golden State Warriors in the 2019-20 NBA season, with Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D'Angelo Russell leading the way with Klay Thompson recovering from an ACL injury and Kevin Durant

Kobe explains why Kawhi chose the Clippers over the Lakers, gives KD injury advice | NBA Interview

Kobe Bryant analyzes Team USA's early exit in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, why Kawhi Leonard chose to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019 NBA free agency and gives Kevin Durant advice on his rehabilitating Achilles t

Draymond Green is the key to the Warriors this season - Paul Pierce | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce discuss how the Golden State Warriors will fare during the 2019-20 NBA season during Klay Thompson's injury absence, with Pierce saying Draymond Green will be key. #TheJump #NBA #Sports ✔