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Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week after a debris was found during an MRI. Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni said Gordon has been dealing with knee discomfort “since the middle of last year.” The guard spoke to reporters on Monday for the first time since the […] The post Rockets’ Eric Gordon reveals why he didn’t get knee surgery over summer appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Clippers star Kawhi Leonard’s injury shows no ‘further seriousness’

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard continues to be hampered by minor injuries. Luckily for the Western Conference franchise, though, the key word in that sentence is “minor.” According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Leonard has once again avoided a serious setback with regards to his ailing left knee. Leonard was diagnosed […] The post Clippers star Kawhi Leonard’s injury shows no ‘further seriousness’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Golden State Of Mind

Q&A with Grizzlie Bear Blues: two sides of the tanking coin

Lessons learned from a team that intentionally tanked? Same as with fans of a Warriors team wracked with injuries - embrace the suck! The Memphis Grizzlies have flipped a switch that many teams are hesitant to embrace, often to a fault, they traded their main franchise players away and embarked on a rebuild. Though the Golden State Warrior arrived at the tank organically because of a historic swath of injuries, there are some commonalities here that fans of both teams can learn from. Grizzlie Bear Blues writer Brendan Smart was kind enough to answer a couple of my questions about what to...

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Knicks 123, Cavaliers 105: “The new normal”

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Guess who’s .500 their past six games? (Not the Nets.) Our daughter had a surgical procedure yesterday. Had to be anesthetized. The 24 hours before the procedure were us repeatedly reassuring her she’d be fine. When they wheeled her little 7-year-old self away in the hospital bed to take her in, I was finally able to feel my feelings. I was anxious. Afraid. Wondering how any parents survive any child’s vulnerabilities. Not long afterward, she was awake and it was all done. In retrospect, everything went fine; swimmingly, even, but for those...

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Five Questions With Golden State of Mind

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Grizzly Bear Blues chats with Duby Dub Dubs of Golden State of Mind For Five Questions to preview tonight’s matchup. The Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors face off at 7:00 tonight at FedEx Forum in Memphis. To get you all set, we sat down with Duby Dub Dubs of Golden State of Mind for five questions before tonight's matchup. 1.) A laundry list of injuries for your Golden State Warriors - no Steph Curry, no D’Angelo Russell, and Draymond Green being in that injury rotation as well. How tough has it been seeing the core of the Warriors deal with...

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Rockets' Eric Gordon optimistic following knee surgery

Eric Gordon said the start of his rehab has “been really good.”

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Elfrid Payton out at least the next 10 days with hamstring injury

New York Knicks point guard Elfrid Paytn will be sidelined a bit longer, as the team is reporting that his hamstring injury has not fully healed. According to an official update from the Knicks, Payton underwent an evaluation on Tuesday. The results of this evaluation proved that he had not fully recovered. The former No. […] The post Elfrid Payton out at least the next 10 days with hamstring injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Brad Stevens downplays Marcus Smart’s scary ankle injury

The Boston Celtics enjoyed a dominant win over the Phoenix Suns, as the entire team bounced back after their disappointing loss to the Sacramento Kings. However, the win came with a caveat for Celtics fans. Marcus Smart got injured during their 99-85 victory. The defensive guard suffered a dangerous-looking injury during the game after landing […] The post Brad Stevens downplays Marcus Smart’s scary ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Man Utd star Paul Pogba hangs out with Pharrell Williams and NBA star Jimmy Butler in Miami as he fights back to fitness

PAUL POGBA appears to be making the most of his injury layoff before returning to action after hanging out with Pharrell Williams and Jimmy Butler in Miami. The Manchester United midfielder is closing in on a return to action having been sidelined since September with an ankle injury. Pogba, 26, has made just five league […]

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Gun instructor hospitalized after accidentally shooting himself in leg

A firearms instructor was hospitalized in North Carolina after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. The instructor, who has not been identified, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred Sunday while the man was at work at the Wake County Firearms Education and Training...

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Eric Gordon expected back “roughly Christmas time”

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports He’s still on track with his recovery from knee surgery. It was announced about a week ago that Eric Gordon was going to miss approximately six weeks of action after undergoing a clean-up procedure on his knee, and it appears that timeline is still accurate, as he confirmed to reporters yesterday that he still plans to be back “roughly Christmas time”. Eric Gordon confirms that coming back around “roughly Christmas time” is still the goal. #Rockets pic.twitter.com/VpsU4Jt4fe— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 19, 2019 Gordon had...

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Thunder’s Billy Donovan speaks out on Paul George’s injury during 2019 playoffs

Los Angeles Clippers swingman Paul George recently claimed that both his surgically repaired shoulders are now as healthy as ever. But that certainly was not the case last season when George was still with the Oklahoma City Thunder, as he played through pain in their first round best-of-seven series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ahead […] The post Thunder’s Billy Donovan speaks out on Paul George’s injury during 2019 playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Rockets blast past Trailblazers

With Clint Capela and Danuel House Jr. back from injuries, Russell Westbrook enjoying perhaps his best game with the Rockets and James Harden continuing his roll, the Rockets on Monday romped past the Trail Blazers, 132-108, with their eighth-consecutive win giving them the longest active winning streak in the NBA.

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Hawks GM Travis Schlenk reveals Kevin Huerter will miss about a month

The Atlanta Hawks have just delivered some pretty awful news with regards to the injury of second-year shooting guard Kevin Huerter. According to Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk himself, the team expect the 21-year-old to miss at least a month, as he continues to deal with a pesky shoulder injury. Hawks GM Travis Schlenk tells […] The post Hawks GM Travis Schlenk reveals Kevin Huerter will miss about a month appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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REPORT: Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram upgraded to questionable vs. Blazers

Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball have been upgraded to questionable for the New Orleans Pelicans’ Tuesday game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Pelicans injury report – 11/19 vs. POR: pic.twitter.com/NJUEghqo9l — Pelicans PR (@PelicansPR) November 18, 2019 Ball has been out since Nov. 10 with a groin injury, while Ingram followed a day later after […] The post REPORT: Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram upgraded to questionable vs. Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook had 28 points and a triple-double, and the Houston Rockets coasted to their eighth straight win, 132-108 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Westbrook had 13 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple-double of the season and the 141st of his career after sitting out to rest in Houston's last game on Saturday night. The Rockets led by double digits for most of this one on a night they got starters Clint Capela and Danuel House back after both players had missed time with injuries. Capela added a season-high 22...

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Suns' Devin Booker cooling early MVP talk, Oubre's defensive start, Jerome injury update

In this edition of Suns Tuesdays, Devin Booker responds to early MVP talk, Kelly Oubre's defensive start, rookie Ty Jerome's possible return and more.        

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Kawhi Leonard to miss third straight game for Clippers, out vs. Thunder

The Los Angeles Clippers and veteran NBA swingman Kawhi Leonard are taking this whole “load management” movement to new heights, so it appears. However, Leonard’s upcoming absence against the Oklahoma City Thunder may be stemming from an actual injury that has been hindering the former San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors small forward. According to […] The post Kawhi Leonard to miss third straight game for Clippers, out vs. Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Marcus Smart sprains right ankle vs. Suns

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Celtics couldn’t get through Phoenix without suffering another injury. It’s been a reoccurring theme for the Boston Celtics this season and it happened again in the 99-85 win over the Phoenix Suns Monday night when another prominent member of the team got injured. With 9:12 to go in the fourth quarter, Marcus Smart suffered a right ankle while defending a baseline drive by Devin Booker. Smart clearly rolls his ankle while trying to stay with Booker and immediately falls to the floor. Smart hobbled off the court, but did not return. Celtics say it's...

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Recap: Hustle, Josh Jackson top South Bay Lakers

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via The Hustle remain undefeated on the season with a win over the South Bay Lakers The Memphis Hustle extended their win streak to 5 games and continued their undefeated start to the season, after a 137-120 win over the South Bay Lakers. The Hustle lost John Konchar prior to tipoff due to a calf injury, but were helped by getting both De’Anthony Melton and Bruno Caboclo who were sent to the Hustle on assignment by the Grizzlies. The Hustle jumped out to an early double digit lead, scoring the first 11 points of the contest. Josh Jackson led the charge for...

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Boston Celtics daily links 11/19/19

Grant Williams vs Suns 11/19/19 | Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Aron Baynes happy with Suns, but misses his Celtics mates — even the crazy ones Celtics staffer’s diet back to “normal” with Aron Baynes gone Brad Stevens sad to see Aron Baynes go; Suns’ coach pleased to have him Celtics squelch Suns; Marcus Smart injured Celtics preparing to jump into the fire against Clippers, Nuggets Globe Against Suns, Marcus Smart suffers right ankle injury Kemba Walker scores 19, Celtics beat Suns 99-85 Ja’Whaun...

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Los Angeles Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope performing well as a starter

Since the injury to Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been performing well in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers. With an 11-2 record for the Los Angeles Lakers in their first 13 games, one would think that it has been smooth sailing for the team. However, they have actually dealt with quite a […] Los Angeles Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope performing well as a starter - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bulls’ Luke Kornet expected to miss 7-10 days after undergoing sinus procedure

Masked Luke Kornet debuted for the Knicks last season after the big man suffered a broken nose during December 2018. Now Kornet is expected to miss a week to ten days after undergoing a procedure to address a sinus obstruction that stems from that injury. Bulls’ Luke Kornet is expected to miss 7-10 days after […] The post Bulls’ Luke Kornet expected to miss 7-10 days after undergoing sinus procedure appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Celtics’ Marcus Smart says his ankle is okay, ‘should be fine to play’ for rest of road trip

Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics suffered an ankle injury in Monday’s win over the Phoenix Suns. After the game, he claimed that is ankle is okay and ‘should be fine to play’ for the rest of the team’s road trip, per Celtics on NBC Sports Boston. “The ankle is okay. There wasn’t a lot […] The post Celtics’ Marcus Smart says his ankle is okay, ‘should be fine to play’ for rest of road trip appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Ten years ago, when Curry was a rookie, the Warriors were an equally injured mess

Golden State's run of injuries reminiscent of historic season finale in Portland that the Warriors somehow pulled out

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 ✔