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Arizona Republic

Suns notes: Dragan Bender working back from injury

An hour before Sunday’s tip-off, Dragan Bender, dressed in workout gear, grabbed some weights and went to work.         

Boston Herald

Heat center Willie Reed has bursitis, out for Monday

MIAMI — Willie Reed will not travel with the Miami Heat for Mondays game in Dallas because of bursitis in his right ankle.Reed was injured in the fourth quarter of Miamis win over Indiana on Saturday. He limped around for several seconds, then went down in obvious pain and eventually was carted off the court.The Heat originally called Reeds injury a calf strain, and tests performed Sunday showed the bursitis.Reed is being listed as day-to-day. Hes averaging 5.3 points on 57 percent shooting this season.His injury means the Heat will have 11 players available Monday, with four forwards or...

Sun Herald

Splash Brothers lead way for Warriors with Durant out hurt

Stephen Curry scored 27 points on a night Kevin Durant missed his first game of the season with a hand injury, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Brooklyn Nets …

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Willie Reed diagnosed with ankle bursitis, out Monday vs. Mavs

A Sunday MRI offered a significant level of relief for the Miami Heat regarding the injury that had backup center Willie Reed wheeled off the court during the fourth quarter of Saturday's victory over the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena. What initially was listed as a strained right calf...

CSN Washington

Ian Mahinmi leaves Wizards loss to Sixers with back injury

Wizards big man Ian Mahinmi's bad luck with injuries this season continued on Friday night, as the big man did not appear in the second half

Sun Herald

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sidelined by right wrist injury

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has a right wrist injury that could sideline him for an extended period. Coach Dwane Casey announced before the game against the Boston Celtics …

Los Angeles Times

Chris Paul's return not enough to get the Clippers past the Spurs

Chris Paul was back in the Clippers’ starting lineup Friday night, his return finally making them whole for the first time in more than two months, his presence sorely needed as L.A. enters the stretch drive of the regular season. Paul had been sidelined for 14 games while recovering from surgery...

Toronto Sun

Raptors' DeRozan steps up in big win over Celtics

With one all-star out with a wrist injury, it was left for Toronto’s second all-star to step up.

Los Angeles Times

Chris Paul to return for Clippers tonight against San Antonio Spurs

Chris Paul is playing tonight for the Clippers against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center, Coach Doc Rivers confirmed to the media during his pregame news conference Friday. Rivers said Paul, who had been out five weeks recovering from left thumb surgery to repair a ligament tear, would wear...

Toronto Sun

Lowry’s wrist injury puts a damper on big debuts

That high the Raptors were feeling lasted just short of 24 hours. Oh, some of it came back with a gutsy win over Boston, but with the season down to 24 games, time is of the essence.

Akron Beacon Journal

Kevin Love expects to return to court in plenty of time to help Cavaliers in playoffs

Kevin Love called his arthroscopic surgery a minor procedure on Friday, and said he believes he’ll be back in plenty of time to get his rhythm and legs ready for the playoffs. Still, the Cavaliers forward sounds as if he’ll need the full six weeks to be healthy and ready. “As far as how I feel now, I feel great. But I’ll go through all the protocol,” Love said. “I’ll be back here on the floor, getting the stitches out, before that getting the swelling down. It’s all just part of going through it. But it was very minor so I feel better. I was out walking within a few days. They...

New York Post

Jeremy Lin makes a cameo — and the Nets get demolished

DENVER — Jeremy Lin’s return from another long layoff — and the second-half reset the Nets had hoped for — didn’t go as planned. Lin was back after missing eight straight weeks with a hamstring injury, and the Nets were back after the All-Star break. But the season’s second half looked just like the first:...

CSN Bay Area

Warriors' Durant out vs Nets due to left hand injury

Warriors forward Keving Durant will miss Saturday's game against the Nets to a left hand contusion, the team announced.Durant landed on his hand early in

Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Avery Bradley still in limbo with Achilles injury

TORONTO — Avery Bradley missed his 21st game to a strained Achilles last night, though the Celtics insist the guard is on track to return to the lineup soon.Soon — that’s Brad Stevens’ word.“He’s getting closer to playing. I don’t want to put a timeline on it, but I think we’ll see him sooner than later,” said the Celtics coach. “Avery had a great one-on-one session (yesterday) after we were done with shootaround — it was really his first live action. It felt really good, he’s going to do what he has to do (last night), same thing (tomorrow) and just keep going...

Chicago Tribune

Injury forces Michael Carter-Williams to skip Bulls' trip to Cleveland

The Bulls announced Michael Carter-Williams didn't travel to Cleveland because of patellar tendinitis. Carter-Williams joins Paul Zipser, who has left ankle tendinitis, in Chicago. Carter-Williams surprisingly started over Jerian Grant in Friday's overtime victory over the Suns but played only...

Boston Herald

DeRozan has career-high 43, Raptors beat Celtics 107-97

TORONTO — New talent helped the Toronto Raptors, though a familiar face pushed them over the finish line.Fresh off starting in last weekends All-Star Game, and with Kyle Lowry out with a right wrist injury, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points to lead Toronto back from a 17-point deficit to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.The absence of his fellow All-Star brought on a change in mindset for DeRozan, who shot 15 of 28 from the floor in surpassing the 42 points he had against Houston on March 30, 2015.It always changes, especially when hes not out there,...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors’ Kevin Durant to miss Nets game with hand contusion

Warriors’ Kevin Durant to miss Nets game with hand contusion Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss Saturday night’s game against the Nets with a left hand contusion, Golden State has announced. Durant suffered the injury when he got fouled by Luc Mbah a Moute early in the first quarter of Thursday’s win over the Clippers. After getting checked by trainers in the locker room, Durant returned to the game.

CSN Philly

Colangelo admits mistake when classifying Joel Embiid's injury

In retrospect, the Sixers would have updated Joel Embiid's knee injury differently, referring to him as "out indefinitely" rather than day to day. By Jessica Camerato

WKYC

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love...

Despite knee surgery two weeks ago, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love expects to be ready for the NBA playoffs.        

Sun Herald

Cavs' Love recovering well, expects to be ready for playoffs

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love expects to be ready for the NBA playoffs in April after having what he calls "very minor" knee surgery. Doctors removed "loose bodies" from his left …

CSN Philly

Bryan Colangelo on Noel trade, Okafor market, 'regret' with Embiid injury

Here are some assorted quotes from Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo, after he opened his day-after-trade deadline press conference by announcing

New York Daily News

No ligament damage for Porzingis, but Knick to miss a few days

Kristaps Porzingis, will miss several days with the ankle injury he suffered in the first half of Thursday night's loss to the Cavs.

CSN New England

Avery Bradley remains out, says trade talk 'crossed my mind'

Avery Bradley's Achilles' injury will keep him out again for the Celtics tonight in Toronto and he admits trade rumors were on his mind as the deadline came and went. 

New York Post

Injured Porzingis tweets cryptic meme and then deletes it

It looks like this injury-filled season could be getting to Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis — who sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of the Knicks’ 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland — tweeted this cryptic meme after the game before quickly deleting it. ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The 7-foot-3 big man, who has...

Plain Dealer

Kevin Love says he'll be in game shape for NBA playoffs

Kevin Love called his knee injury "disheartening" because it knocked him out of All-Star weekend, but he sees no issue stopping him from being in game-shape for the playoffs.

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

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