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FOX Sports

Ailing Heat visit struggling Pistons (Mar 28, 2017)

The Miami Heats surprising surge into playoff contention is being slowed by backcourt injuries.

FOX Sports

Seth Curry of Mavericks scratched late with shoulder injury

DALLAS (AP) Mavericks guard Seth Curry was a late scratch against Oklahoma City with a left shoulder injury.

Newsday

Knicks anxious to get Joakim Noah back on court

When Joakim Noah underwent his knee surgery four weeks ago, there was hope -- however faint -- that he'd be able to suit up for the Knicks again this season. He could very well be ready if they made a playoff push, the Knicks said, holding on to that fading glimmer of possibility. If they had lost Monday night they would have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Arizona Republic

Phoenix Suns rookie Dragan Bender closer to return

ATLANTA – Nearly seven weeks past minor ankle surgery, Suns rookie forward Dragan Bender has increased his basketball activity and is getting closer to a possible return.         

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers notebook: Kyle Korver shut down for three games; Iman Shumpert misses second in a row

SAN ANTONIO: A Cavaliers’ season disjointed by injuries has hit another snag.Coach Tyronn Lue and the training staff decided Monday to shut down shooting guard Kyle Korver for three games so he can rest and undergo treatment on his sore left foot.Korver sat out Monday night against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center and will also be sidelined Thursday at Chicago against the Bulls and for Friday’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers. After that, the Cavs said Korver’s situation will be re-assessed.Iman Shumpert sat out his second consecutive game against the Spurs with right knee...

San Francisco Chronicle

Klay Thompson arguably Warriors’ most explosive scorer

HOUSTON — During his three seasons as the Warriors’ head coach, Mark Jackson sometimes joked that, though other players are low maintenance, Klay Thompson is no maintenance. General manager Bob Myers goes further, saying he sometimes wonders if his starting shooting guard is alive. Since weathering a week-long slump in the wake of the left knee injury Kevin Durant sustained Feb. 28 at Washington, Thompson has played his best basketball of the season. Thanks largely to Thompson’s torrid shooting, Golden State has followed a 2-5 rut with seven straight wins. “He has no...

Connor Letourneau | SF Chronicle

Warriors still piling up blocks without Kevin Durant

HOUSTON — While many analysts wondered how the Warriors would replace Kevin Durant’s scoring, head coach Steve Kerr was just as concerned with whether his team could fill Durant’s void defensively. Before sustaining a left knee injury Feb. 28 at Washington, Durant was the biggest reason Golden State’s interior defense hadn’t regressed without Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli. Durant, who was swatting a career-best 1.6 shots per game, anchored a team that led the league in blocks. The Warriors are averaging 6.9 blocks per game during their current seven-game winning streak, slightly...

FOX Sports

McMillan: Pacers must band together after string of injuries

Nate McMillan is confident in his team's ability to battle through this injury bug.

FOX Sports

PG13 on Pacers' injuries, facing T-Wolves next

Paul George says the Pacers will fight through these injuries as best they can.

Al Jefferson Injury | Sixers vs Pacers | March 26, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season

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Orlando Sentinel

House panel votes to eliminate trauma center limits

TALLAHASSEE — After years of hospital-industry legal battles about opening new trauma centers, a House panel Monday approved a bill that would repeal limits on the numbers of trauma facilities across the state. The vote by the House Health Innovation Subcommittee would eliminate a system that allows...

Sports Illustrated

NBA Power Rankings: Is There A Clippers Breakup In The Making?

With so much in the air, the end of Lob City in Los Angeles could come sooner than we think. Injuries and overall attrition have the Clippers reeling... again.

Pacers Insider | Indianapolis Star

Can Pacers overcome injuries during playoff push?

INDIANAPOLIS — Fighting for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Indiana Pacers now more than ever needed to figure themselves out and solidify their identity as a team that can play together and win games.       

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs guard Kyle Korver out against Spurs, hopeful he won't miss rest of regular season

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Kyle Korver will miss tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs, and now he's hopeful he won't miss the remainder of the regular season. Korver sat out seven games this month dealing with a left foot injury, and soreness in it will keep him out against the Spurs. Korver, who came back against the Denver Nuggets on March 19 and has played the last three games, said he hasn't 100 percent since the injury. Korver said he's had two MRIs on the foot and will be re-evaluated before Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls. The sharpshooter also said he's...

Chicago Tribune

Former Bulls guard Tony Snell taking advantage of opportunities with Bucks

Conventional thinking had Tony Snell moving to a reserve role when Khris Middleton returned from injury, and that likely would've happened had Jabari Parker not torn his ACL. But Snell's entire Bucks stint has been defined by opportunity. And the former Bull has seized it to the point where the...

Sun Herald

Hawks' Millsap out three more games with left knee synovitis

The injury news keeps getting worse for the Hawks. Paul Millsap will be out at least three more games after the Hawks forward was diagnosed with left knee synovitis following …

Celtics Insider | Boston Herald

Bradley back as Celtics meet the Heat

The Celtics are getting back Avery Bradley after a one-game absence as they take on the Heat today. The guard will be back in the starting lineup following a trip to the hospital to deal with a stomach illness that kept him out of Friday's win over Phoenix.    As for how he expects Bradley to be affected, Brad Stevens said, "I mean, he's been sick for two days, so obviously your first wind gets hit pretty quick when that happens. But otherwise he should be fine."

The Republican

Avery Bradley: 'Tough' but 'amazing' to watch Devin Booker score 70 points against Boston Celtics

BOSTON -- A creative person might have imagined Avery Bradley laying on a hospital bed, receiving fluids in an IV, and screaming at the television screen as Devin Booker glided past the Boston Celtics for one bucket after another. Bradley could have...

philly.com

Smallwood: Hard not to be skeptical about Embiid's return

IF YOU'RE a 76ers fan, you'd like to take the optimistic view that this time the organization is correct about the timetable for Joel Embiid's return from surgery.

Boston Herald

Celtics notebook: Flu lands Avery Bradley in hospital

Flu season hasn’t been kind to the Celtics with Avery Bradley the latest casualty.The guard, suffering from a stomach illness, was checked into the hospital yesterday and kept overnight.Players in the past who have had their illnesses treated this way, with Tyler Zeller ending up for a prolonged period with a bug that started as a sinus infection, are usually hooked up to an IV to get a steady supply of hydration.“Hopefully, he’ll be home soon and can get some rest. It’s been kind of going around, so hopefully it stops soon,” said C’s coach Brad Stevens.It also may be the only way...

CSN Philly

Sixers rookie Joel Embiid undergoes successful surgery on torn meniscus

Joel Embiid underwent successful surgery on the torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to resume basketball activities this summer. By Jessica Camerato

FOX Sports

Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid Finally Undergoes Knee Surgery

Sidelined since Jan. 27, the Philadelphia 76ers have finally announced that Joel Embiid has undergone knee surgery.After nearly two months of indecision, the Philadelphia 76ers have finally announced that center Joel Embiid has undergone knee surgery.Sidelined since Jan. 27, Embiid initially h...

Sun Herald

LeBron James playing against Wizards despite eye injury

LeBron James is playing against Washington despite an eye injury. James sustained a scratched right cornea on Friday night in a win at Charlotte and the Cavs listed him as …

CSN New England

Knicks' Noah suspended 20 games by NBA for drug policy violation

Joakim Noah, out for the season after knee surgery, will sit out the first 10 games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.

New York Post

Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for banned substance

Now even next season will start badly for maligned center Joakim Noah. Noah, who has been out since late February after knee surgery, will be suspended Saturday by the NBA for 20 games for violating the league’s anti-drug policy, according to a Vertical report and confirmed by a league source. Even though Noah is rehabbing,...

Boston Herald

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.The NBA announced the suspension Saturday, saying Noah tested positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033 — something that can be found in over-the-counter supplements.Yahoo Sports first reported the suspension.Noah has not played since Feb. 4 and was likely to miss the Knicks' final 10 games this season because of a knee injury. The NBA said Noah's suspension will begin with the "first NBA regular season or playoff game for which he is eligible and...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers 112, Hornets 105: LeBron James’ free-throw shooting helps Cavs surviving frightening moments against scrappy Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C.: For a Cavaliers team that on Wednesday got its injury-plagued starting five back on the court together for the first time since Dec. 17, the scary moments just keep on coming.J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and LeBron James survived a blindsiding pick, a rebound entanglement and an eye poke, respectively, as the defending champions fought and scrapped against the Charlotte Hornets Friday night in the Spectrum Center.Although they found the effort they had been lacking in the previous game, the Cavs went down to the wire with the 11th-place team in the Eastern Conference before pulling...

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'

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