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Liberty Ballers

Sixers fans, Joel Embiid, and the spite of The Process

Joel Embiid is the fuel to Sixers fans’ fire, as Philly is determined to let all bad Process takes burn. Being a fan of the Sixers over the last six years has been a truly unique experience. We’ve stuck by the team through terrible seasons, incessant roster instability, knee injuries, foot injuries, mysterious injuries, the decision to draft Jahlil Okafor, and the realization that out of all the people who love to argue on Twitter, our general manager was five of them. We knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re finally seeing it. But our Sixers fandom is different...

Brew Hoop

Bucks Film Room Podcast Episode 5: The Injury Bug

Bucks Film Room breaks down the past week including a means-nothing loss to the 76ers, injuries and D.J. Wilson. Oh my, a lot has happened since the last Bucks Film Room podcast, as it feels like a month’s worth of action was packed into just one week. Although most of it wasn’t great news for the Bucks, I try to keep a glass-half full approach to it all. After all, the Bucks are still in first place in the Eastern Conference so we might as well try to keep our heads high through all of this. Here’s what you can expect in this action-packed podcast: A quick overview of the...

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 107-102 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers

The Milwaukee Bucks struggled in the face of a barrage of injuries, just falling short against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Giannis Antetokounmpo sat one more out and Nikola Mirotic joined the injury list as the Milwaukee Bucks lost a close one to the Cavaliers on the second game of a back to back on Wednesday night. George Hill, Malcolm Brogdon, Donte […] Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 107-102 loss to Cleveland Cavaliers - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More


Gordon Hayward, Aron Baynes Injuries Not As Serious As Celtics Apparently Feared

Boston Celtics fans will be encouraged by what they heard from Danny Ainge on Thursday morning. The Celtics president of... Read More »


Aron Baynes leaves game vs. Sixers with left ankle injury

After holding his own against Joel Embiid, Baynes left the game and headed straight to the locker room after coming down awkwardly. Aron Baynes had been playing really good defense against Joel Embiid and Boston’s big lineup with him and Al Horford were giving the Sixers fits on both ends of the floor. Unfortunately, this happened: Here's a look at the Aron Baynes injury. He landed on Smart's foot pic.twitter.com/bNorWLOc9S— John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) March 21, 2019 After about a minute of laying on the floor, Baynes gathered himself and limped straight back to the locker...

Canis Hoopus

Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose to Miss Remainder of Season

The Wolves provided an injury update today. The Wolves provided an injury update today on Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose, announcing that all three of them are expected to miss the remainder of the season. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it means more playing time for the youngsters we are eager to see develop, but it has its downsides. Let’s go through it quickly: Robert Covington was progressing from his bone bruise suffered at the New Year, but has had an unspecified set-back. Covington is obviously a vital player for the Wolves—a true three-and-D guy that...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Dragan Bender has a big fan in birthday boy Crawford

Bender has played an important role in the Suns starting lineup lately. “He’s one of my favorite teammates ever,” veteran leader Jamal Crawford, who turned 39 years old today, said of 21-year old power forward Dragan Bender. Not something you’d expect to hear on a Suns team filled with likable guys but Crawford didn’t hesitate to mention that. The two have formed a bond over the course of the season and Bender’s growth has been evident over the past few months as he has started to get a lot more playing time due to injuries. The seven-foot-one forward practices as if he’s...

Nothin' But Nets

Brooklyn Nets: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson revels in his moment

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s difficult 4th season with the Brooklyn Nets, beset by injuries, ineffectiveness and a fall from the rotation, got sweeter Tuesday. As surprising as it might seem, the final play Tuesday night in the Brooklyn Nets’ potentially season-defining comeback from a 28-point deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings was not supposed to go to […] Brooklyn Nets: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson revels in his moment - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Celtics Notes: Brad Stevens Gives Update On Aron Baynes Ankle Injury

Aron Baynes is injured once again. There were just five minutes left the second quarter of Wednesday’s tilt against the... Read More »


Aron Baynes Injury: Celtics Center Leaves Game Vs. 76ers With Ankle Sprain

Aron Baynes just can’t catch a break this season. The Boston Celtics big man, who has missed multiple games already... Read More »

Brew Hoop

Milwaukee vs. Cleveland: Shorthanded Bucks Come Up Short

Let’s not overreact here. The injury-depleted Milwaukee Bucks came up short in Cleveland last night, falling 107-102 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. No Giannis Antetokounmpo, no Nikola Mirotic, no Malcolm Brogdon, no George Hill, no Sterling Brown, and no Donte DiVincenzo. You get the idea. For only having eight guys suit up, the Bucks actually didn’t fare all that horribly. Here are three Bucks who “stood out” in the absences of pretty much the entire roster. Khris Middleton, professional bucket getter (s/o Eric Nehm). After a strong scoring performance last time out against the...


Marcus Smart ejected after shoving Joel Embiid

It’s getting heated. After losing Aron Baynes to a left ankle injury, the Celtics will have to finish this game without another defensive stalwart. After getting elbowed by Joel Embiid, Marcus Smart shoved the Philly big man and was immediately ejected after the altercation. Marcus Smart was ejected and Joel Embiid got a technical after this altercation in Philly. pic.twitter.com/qzisA0gvxO— ESPN (@espn) March 21, 2019 Smart finishes the game with 3 points and 4 assists.


Timberwolves news: Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague done for the season

The Minnesota Timberwolves received awful news today, as Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague were all declared out for the season, according to Seth Kaplan of Fox Sports. Covington had a setback in his recovery from a knee injury while Derrick Rose has a chip fracture in his elbow, forcing both out for the […] The post Timberwolves news: Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague done for the season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Soaring Down South

Atlanta Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis to 10-Day Contract

A quick note on the Atlanta Hawks signing Deyonta Davis to a 10-Day contract. With the injury of rookie Omari Spellman, which will likely keep the former Villanova Wildcat out of the lineup for the rest of the season, the Atlanta Hawks have had to dip into free agency and sign players to 10-Day contracts. […] Atlanta Hawks Sign Deyonta Davis to 10-Day Contract - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

Grizzly Bear Blues

The Hustle Report: Playoff Bound!

Hustle sweep the road trip to clinch franchise’s first postseason berth Week 20 Results Memphis Hustle (26-21) 119 @ Oklahoma City Blue 101 Memphis Hustle (27-21) 116 @ Sioux Falls Skyforce 101 Memphis Hustle (28-21) 131 @ Salt Lake City Stars 127 Week 20 Headlines Kyle Casey returns from injury Hustle clinch first ever playoff appearance in franchise history Game 47 Breakdown Joe Murphy/NBAE/ Key Stats Markel Crawford- 30 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals Julian Washburn- 18 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals Doral Moore- 17 points, 13 rebounds, 2...

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo flexing three-point range

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is hard at work at adding a three-point shot to his unique skill package. In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we learn about the practice work Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has gone through to improve his three-point shot, the Bucks’ injury report […] Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Giannis Antetokounmpo flexing three-point range - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More


Gordon Hayward progresses through concussion protocol

The Celtics forward eyes a return on Saturday in Charlotte. Here’s the official update from the Celtics on Gordon Hayward’s injury: #NEBHInjuryReport Brad Stevens says of Gordon Hayward, “Our hope is that he joins us in Charlotte.” Coach adds that every indication is that Hayward felt OK today, and that he will see a doctor today.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 20, 2019 After tonight’s game in Philadelphia, the Celtics have two night off before facing the Hornets. That will be a full week since Hayward left last Saturday’s matinee against the Hawks when he took a...


Blazers’ C.J. McCollum admits suffering knee injury was a ‘scary time’ for him

For just a moment, all of Portland held its collective breath after C.J. McCollum went down with an injury against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. McCollum collapsed to the ground after landing awkwardly on his left knee after a drive to the basket, laying in a heap by the baseline. While fans feared […] The post Blazers’ C.J. McCollum admits suffering knee injury was a ‘scary time’ for him appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Lakers’ Josh Hart will meet with doctors this week about knee injury

Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-101 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, sophomore guard Josh Hart gave an update regarding his nagging knee injury: “I’m gonna meet with my doctors this week and I’m gonna figure stuff out. I’m just taking it a day at a time.” Hart has suffered from knee tendinitis since January, which has […] The post Lakers’ Josh Hart will meet with doctors this week about knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Blazers’ CJ McCollum doing good mentally, ‘taking it day by day’

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum says he’s doing good mentally following the popliteus strain he suffered in his left knee. McCollum sustained the injury last Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs. There was fear in Portland that the guard had suffered a serious injury, so the Blazers and McCollum are happy that it was just […] The post Blazers’ CJ McCollum doing good mentally, ‘taking it day by day’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blog a Bull

Bulls vs. Wizards game preview and open thread

BP and JP are back again Chicago Bulls (20-52) vs. Washington Wizards (30-41) 7 p.m., NBC Sports Chicago Injury Report Bulls star Zach LaVine is probable for the game tonight with a right thigh contusion. Fellow stud Otto Porter Jr. is out with a right rotator cuff strain. Dwight Howard remains sidelined indefinitely with a back injury. Obviously more significantly, superstar point guard John Wall is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles. Preview Wizards World is pretty miserable. But don’t tell Bobby Portis that. In 17 games with the Wizards, the former Bull has accrued 12...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Injury News: PRP Injection Didn’t ‘Really Work’ For Josh Hart

As the Los Angeles Lakers have played stretches without Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, LeBron James and Rajon...

Liberty Ballers

Sixers vs. Celtics: 1st Half Game Thread

Game Info Who: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics When: 7:00 pm EST Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Watch: ESPN, NBC Sports Phila Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic Follow: @Liberty_Ballers Vegas: Sixers -3 (10:54 am) Projected Starters & Injury


Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Cavs

Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play for the Milwaukee Bucks in Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bucks confirmed the development through their Twitter account, with Coach Mike Budenholzer saying that their all-Star forward is not yet ready despite making significant progress in his recovery from ankle injury. Giannis Antetokounmpo is out tonight. #Bucks — […] The post Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo out vs. Cavs appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Frank Ntilikina ready for Knicks return, says he ‘made a lot of progress’

New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina has been sidelined since January with a groin injury, but the young point guard suggests he is ready to return. Ntilikina practiced for the first time in a while this week. “I made a lot of progress during 5-on-5 action,” said Ntilikina, according to Marc Berman of The New […] The post Frank Ntilikina ready for Knicks return, says he ‘made a lot of progress’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Warrior Wonder: Kevin Durant willingly sacrifices for the good of the Dubs

The Splash Bros are gettin jiggy, and Durant is fitting right into the flow as he comes back from his ankle injury The Golden State Warriors smacked around the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 last night. If you didn’t watch, I’ll give you the big picture look: Warriors dangerous, Timberwolves medicore (but Karl-Anthony Towns pretty good). But watching this game live was quite the visual treat, as the champs decided to practice running coach Steve Kerr’s motion offense to the max. GSoM’s rookie of the year Joe Viray broke that down in his Golden Breakdown (a must read). There so...

Kyrie Irving has the ultimate handles package | NBA Mixtape

Kyrie Irving returned from his injury in the 2017-18 season and has lit up the NBA with his handles and unstoppable drives to the basket. Known as one of the best finishers in the NBA, here are some of the best highlights from the first half 2018-19 NBA s

Caris Levert: 'I thought I was done for at least a year, but here we are today' | SC with SVP

Caris Levert joins SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt to discuss the Brooklyn Nets’ push to make the 2019 NBA playoffs, his journey back to the court after suffering a gruesome leg injury and how he is noticing a new wave of Nets fans in New York. ✔

Anthony Davis’ minutes restriction isn’t fair to the fans – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith has a problem with the New Orleans Pelicans restricting the minutes of Anthony Davis because it's insulting to the paying customer. Stephen A. and Max Kellerman also question if Joel Embiid's injury can make Ben Simmons and the Philadelph