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First, the "if" was removed from an Eric Bledsoe return from knee surgery this season. Now, the "when" is somewhat answered.
When Suns fans broke into an "MVP" chant at US Airways Center with Goran Dragic at the free-throw line during a career-best 40-point night against New Orleans, it was more a show of appreciation than a realistic hope. After all, the MVP race is going to come down to two players. LeBron James of the Miami Heat didn't hurt his chances by pouring in 61 points Monday night against Charlotte. And Kevin Durant boosted his candidacy by keeping the Oklahoma City Thunder rolling while guard Russell Westbrook was recovering from an injury.
PHOENIX -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens took what was probably just an unintentional dramatic pause when asked before Wednesday's game against the Phoenix Suns if everybody on his roster was available. At a time of year when players are sometimes held out to prevent injuries that could derail a pending trade, Stevens soon detailed how the only players out were Avery Bradley (ankle) and Vitor Faverani (knee), neither of whom made the trip west with the team.