Blazers’ Nurkic suffers severe leg injury

The Portland TrailBlazers defeated the New Jersey Nets 148-144 in double overtime Monday night but it came at great cost. Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a grusesome leg injury ( which we will not show images of or post links to, because we have couth) in the second overtime when he was attempting to tip in a missed shot when he landed awkwardly in traffic causing the leg to bend between the knee and ankle. He was stretchered off the court. It put a damper on not only a very…

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Kyrie Irving out tomorrow against Cavaliers

According to Jay King of the Athletic, Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss the team’s game Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers for , the annoyingly increasing used term, “load management.” His colleague at The Athletic, Joe Vardon, had an interesting take observation on Irving’s absence tomorrow. Jayson Tatum and Al Horford are listed as questionable, while Robert Williams is doubtful. Playing the Cavaliers , even sans Kyrie could help the Celtics get back in the win column. They have been just 6-10 since the All-Star break…

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Frank Ntilikina to return tonight versus Nuggets

New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina will return tonight according to Ian Begley of ESPN. He has missed the last two 24 games with a groin injury. “We’re just happy to have him back. “Trainers finally thought it was good enough to clear him. It’s been a frustrating go for everybody especially Frank. I’m just happy he can get back on the court before the year is done.” Knicks coach David Fizdale Coach Fizdale also added, “I just want to get him back on the court quite honestly feeling…

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Kevin Durant to miss game against Rockets with ankle injury

As reported by The Athletic’s Anthony Slater, Golden State Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant, will not play in the team’s Wednesday game against the Houston Rockets. Durant suffered an ankle injury in the team’s 115-111 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Monday it was reported by Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle that KD was day-to-day. As integral as KD has been and will be to Golden State’s pursuit of a three-peat, they will likely bring him along slowly, as their most important games are to be played in May…

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Ricky Rubio out tonight versus Memphis

Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio will miss their game Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies with a hip issue. The team listed Rubio on their injury report as out with left hip tightness. Another side effect of Rubio’s injury is it now leaves the team without a healthy point guard on the roster( an incidence that has now occurred seven times this season), as fellow point guards, Dante Exum and Raul Neto are also out with injuries.

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Jrue Holiday will be out with abdominal strain; to be re-evaluated in 7-10 days

The injury bug has kicked the New Orleans Pelicans in the tooshie again. The ballclub announced earlier today that guard E’Twaun Moore will be out at least 7-10 days with a left quadriceps tendon he has been battling and now it appears they will be without point guard Jrue Holiday for at least that same amount of time. Holiday suffered a lower abdominal strain in the team’s loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. After being plagued by injuries earlier in his career, he has enjoyed good health over…

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Kyrie Irving out against Kings with thigh contusion

Kyrie Irving will not be in the lineup when the Boston Celtics take on the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night. The team made the announcement earlier this afternoon that the star point guard is suffering from a left thigh contusion. Though the Celtics will miss the 23.4 points and 7.0 assists per game that Irving provides, the young core and other Celtics have stepped up in Kyrie’s absence this year, going 9-2 without Irving, but we are no way suggesting the Celtics, at least this season, are better off without their…

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Steve Clifford: ‘Very Difficult’ for Markelle Fulton to return this year

It appears the long and mystifying saga of Markelle Fultz will see no resolution in 2018-19. The former no.1 overall pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft has seen just 33 games of action in his first two professional campaigns, as a shoulder issue lead to shooting issues. In those 33 games, he has posted averages of 7.7 points and 3.4 assist per game on 41.4 percent from the floor, 26.7 percent from three-point range and 53.4 from the foul line. The Sixers felt they had been…

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Paul George to return tonight against Timberwolves

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George will return to the team’s lineup tonight against Minnesota, according to The Oklahoman and News OK Sports’ Erik Horne. George had missed the last three games with soreness in his right shoulder. In his absence the team went just 1-2.

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