6:47 PM EDT, Mon May 29, 2017
Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers notebook: Even with glow of 2016 title, Kyrie Irving remembers 2015 Finals injury

INDEPENDENCE: Returning to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year allowed Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving to reflect on the good — winning last year — and the bad.For those who forgot in the championship euphoria the Cavs and Northeast Ohio experienced last year, the team also had a legitimate shot in 2015 to win a championship before injuries took two humongous bites out of its roster.The first came in the first round of the playoffs when the Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk yanked Kevin Love’s shoulder out of its socket. The second came in Game 1 of the Finals when Irving’s...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Mike Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ loss to Marlins

MIAMI — The Angels’ 10-game trip down the East Coast ended in disturbing fashion on Sunday. Mike Trout left the game after spraining his left thumb. Trout underwent X-rays, which showed no fracture. There was no immediate word on how much time he might miss. That was merely one of the negatives on a day the […]

Boston Herald

NBA Finals: Predictions for Cavaliers-Warriors, round 3

Golden State. Cleveland. Stephen Curry. LeBron James. Round 3. It doesn't get better than this.As the NBA world anxiously awaits this rubber match for the ages, the USA TODAY Sports NBA crew gives their predictions.Sam Amick: As ill-timed obstacles go, the Warriors currently have one: The uncertain coaching status of Steve Kerr. That's a whole lot better than this time a year ago, when the self-inflicted fatigue of chasing 73 wins, multiple Stephen Curry injuries early in the playoffs, and a seven-game Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City left them vulnerable from the Game 1 tip...

Sun Herald

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says it's too early to tell if he needs surgery on his right hip. The injury knocked the Boston point guard out of the Eastern Conference …

CSN New England

Reports: Holt (concussion) shut down indefinitely; Red Sox’ concern goes beyond baseball

After visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh, Red Sox utility man Brock Holt will be shut down from baseball activity indefinitely, according to multiple reports.

NBA

Hip surgery 'not the No. 1 option right now' for Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says it's too early to tell if he needs surgery on his right hip.

Green Street | WEEI

Isaiah Thomas addresses hip injury, thoughts on possible extension with Celtics

Isaiah Thomas met with reporters on Friday following the Celtics departure from the playoffs on Thursday night. The All-Star guard gave updates on his health, as well as commenting on the state of his career. After being sidelined with a hip injury following Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, the seriousness of the injury […]

The Republican

Isaiah Thomas injury update: Boston Celtics star has stressed to doctors he wants to return at MVP level, play until he's 40

Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas addressed the media for the first time since a hip injury forced him out of the playoffs.

Orlando Sentinel

'Bad neighbor' unplugs bounce house at Florida girl's birthday party

A Florida woman wants to know why someone unplugged a bounce house, causing it to deflate with nearly a dozen young children inside during her daughter's first birthday party. CBS 12 (http://bit.ly/2qqIMwZ) reports two children suffered minor injuries after they were briefly trapped under the heavy...

Orlando Sentinel

Elderly man claims injury by deputy in tussle while trying to get to burning business

An 88-year-old man spent three days in an intensive-care unit this week after a tussle with an Orange County deputy sheriff who tried to stop him from reaching a fire at his nursery, his family said. Milt Hess drove around sheriff’s barricades on South Apopka-Vineland road, panicked about his wife,...

CSN New England

Ainge: Isaiah Thomas visiting hip specialists, no decision yet on surgery

Danny Ainge dispels rumors of Isaiah Thomas returning should the Celtics extend their season and tells Toucher and Rich that doctors will wait for the swelling to subside in his hip before deciding on surgery. 

Boston Herald

Bulpett: Cavs know how hard Brad Stevens is making it on them

We should begin by dispensing with the foolish notion that the Celtics are a better team without Isaiah Thomas. They’re not better.But they are different, and that counts for something as they try to stave off elimination from the Eastern Conference finals in Game 5 tonight.The Celts were hoping to throw some interesting wrinkles at the unquestionably superior Cavaliers in this series; just nothing as drastic as getting your best player sidelined with a hip injury that may require surgery.The Cavs came into the set figuring out ways to keep Thomas to a dull roar. But two games into the...

Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Hip injury epidemic spreads to Jaylen Brown

The Celtics will carry even a bit more of a limp into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight against Cleveland.Jaylen Brown, who has played well in his first postseason and has logged his share of time guarding LeBron James, was listed as questionable on a Celtics injury report yesterday due to a right hip pointer.It’s unclear when the rookie suffered the injury, but hip trouble seems to be a theme on this team. Isaiah Thomas is out for the rest of the playoffs with a torn labrum in his right hip, and is in the process of meeting with various specialists to decide on possible...

Inquisitr

NBA Rumors: NY Knicks’ Derrick Rose To Minnesota Timberwolves In Free Agency?

There are new NBA rumors that suggest the New York Knicks’ Derrick Rose could end up with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rose is going to become a free agent for the first time in his career this coming summer and could be reunited with his former Chicago Bulls coach. He’ll be coming off season-ending surgery due to a meniscus tear he suffered in his left knee. His most recent season was another disappointing one for the former league MVP, but a move to the Timberwolves could give him a fresh start playing alongside some of the rising stars in the league including Andrew Wiggins and Karl...

Plain Dealer

Kyrie Irving shows no signs of ankle injury during Cavaliers' shootaround, will play Game 5 (video)

Moments later, Kyrie Irving walked without a limp to one of the front-row seats near center court, laced up his signature sneakers and started going through his shooting routine with assistant Phil Handy -- business as usual.

Sun Herald

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics. Irving was moving around and …

NBA

Shootaround (May 25): Jaylen Brown questionable for Game 5

Celtics' Brown questionable for Game 5 -- The Boston Celtics need a win tonight in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to keep their season alive. Whether or not they'll pull that off is unknown, much like the status of their rookie swingman Jaylen Brown. Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com has more on Brown and the hip pointer injury he is dealing with:

NBA

Tyronn Lue: Kyrie Irving's left ankle feeling 'good' after Game 4 injury

BOSTON (AP) -- Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics.

News-Herald

Cleveland Cavaliers: Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

BOSTON >> Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics.Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs' morning shootaround.The All-Star rolled his ankle in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot.

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors’ JaVale McGee sued by former landlord

After absent-minded follies and a nagging leg injury nearly forced him out of the NBA, the 7-footer has settled in as an instant-energy reserve this season for the Warriors. According to court documents obtained by Deadspin.com, the lawsuit, dated Nov. 1, 2016, claimed that McGee owed money in late rent fees, didn’t pay rent for the last half of September 2016, housed a cat for 178 days — a violation of the lease agreement — and caused damage that kept the landlord, Matthew T. Johnson, from renting out the Highland Park, Texas, apartment for two months. McGee has reportedly agreed to...

Orlando Sentinel

Florida Hospital in talks with Sanford Burnham

Florida Hospital is in talks with Sanford Burnham to potentially absorb and rebrand the nonprofit research institute’s facility in Lake Nona, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. If plans are finalized, Florida Hospital would turn the facility into a cancer treatment and research center, executives...

The Republican

Boston Celtics injuries: Jaylen Brown questionable for Game 5; Amir Johnson, Jae Crowder probable

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics could need to play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals without the assistance of rookie Jaylen Brown. The team announced Wednesday evening that Brown is questionable due to a right hip pointer. It's not...

Thunderous Intentions

Views from OKC: Offseason improvements for the Thunder

Views from OKC is a public diary from an OKC Thunder fan. Today we take a look at areas of weaknesses for a few of Oklahoma City’s top players. If Sam Presti and the Oklahoma City Thunder decide to bring back the exact same roster for next season – barring any major injuries – then […] Views from OKC: Offseason improvements for the Thunder - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Plain Dealer

Cleveland Cavaliers changed everything when Isaiah Thomas went down

Then in the second half of Game 2 all that hard work, all that preparation, was for naught after Isaiah Thomas, the center of Cleveland's game plan, was lost for the remainder of the postseason with a hip injury.

Inquisitr

NBA Trade Rumors: Kristaps Porzingis To The Boston Celtics This Offseason?

Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks are still not seeing eye-to-eye after a tumultuous season that was filled with a lot of issues between players and the front office. The Knicks front office has alienated Porzingis and it seems like the Boston Celtics have a chance of acquiring the Latvian star this offseason. Porzingis had a great second season despite issues within the team and injuries. In 66 games this season, he averaged 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 blocks. Kristaps has shown that he is a future superstar in the NBA and the Knicks are smart to build around...

Inquisitr

Jeremy Lin Says Brooklyn Nets Will Make The Playoffs Next Season If He Stays Healthy

Jeremy Lin had a forgettable first season with the Brooklyn Nets as they finished with the worst record in the NBA. Lin played great when he was on the court but he missed 46 games this season due to various injuries. However, Jeremy believes that the Nets can make the playoffs next year if he can stay healthy. Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets last summer. The 28-year-old point guard was recruited by Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, who helped Lin become a breakout star with the New York Knicks in 2012. Atkinson was a Knicks assistant coach when Jeremy made his name...

The Republican

LeBron James credits Brad Stevens for reshaping Boston Celtics offense after Isaiah Thomas' injury

Even after overcoming an early margin to take down the Boston Celtics, 112-99, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James credited his opponent for pivoting to a new style in Isaiah Thomas' absence.

Akron Beacon Journal

Marla Ridenour: After a tough four quarters that showed vulnerability, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, LeBron James step up

CLEVELAND: It was time for LeBron James and Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue to step up their games.The four-time league MVP and the coach with 1½ seasons and 33 playoff games under his belt didn’t live up to their reputations for the second consecutive evening in the Eastern Conference finals.At least for a span of four quarters over two games.The Cavs were 10-0, up 2-0 on the Boston Celtics and seemingly cruising. The Celtics had lost star point guard Isaiah Thomas for the rest of the playoffs with a right hip injury at halftime of Game 2.Then coach Brad Stevens and the Celtics gained the...

LeBron James Injury | Cavaliers vs Spurs | March 27, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season

LeBron James Injury | Cavaliers vs Spurs | March 27, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season - Like & Share if you like this video! If you dislike, please comment suggestions for improvement next videos. - For live streaming and NBA news, go to NBA.com and

Curry on Durant's injury: Warriors have to step up

Stephen Curry explains to Dan Patrick how the Warriors' offense changes with Kevin Durant injured.

D'Angelo Russell After 1st NBA 10 Assist Game: 'Proud Of Myself'

Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell after his return from knee injury, has first 10 assists night of his NBA career, plus 22 points. Watch more of our most popular videos! Ever see Kobe Bryant trash talk in practice? https://youtu.be/Pvz8mbF4