Andre Iguodala out for Game 4 of West Finals

According to Mark Medina of the Mercury News, Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala will miss Game 4 of Western Conference Finals with a sore left calf. Iguodala left in the third quarter of Game 3 with tightness in his left calf. A MRI performed Sunday came back negative. He was listed as questionable as it pertained to his participation in Game 4. His impact on the floor in the playoffs has been huge, as it gives the Warriors another perimeter defender to throw at some of the all-world talent…

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Andre Iguodala has MRI; status up in the air for game 4

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala underwent an MRI earlier today for a lower leg injury he suffered in the ballclub’s 110-99 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in game 3 of the Western Conference Final.  Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that the MRI came back negative.  ESPN’s Nick Friedell adds that Iguodala’s status for Game 4 is uncertain.  Iguodala left in the third quarter of game three and was held out of the remainder of the game for “precautionary reasons”, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.  “We…

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Kevin Durant-out for game 2 of West Finals

Golden State will be without Kevin Durant for at least one more game. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes , the Warriors have ruled Durant out for game two of the Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazer. KD has missed the previous two games, spanning the end of the Houston series and spilling over into the conference finals, after suffering an initially scary looking calf strain in game six of the conference semifinals. Should the Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the series, there will be less incentive…

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Kevin Durant will not return to Game 5 with calf strain

Golden State Warriors all-world forward Kevin Durant will not return to Game 5 after leaving with a lower leg injury. After hitting a baseline jumper, Durant pulled up lame and held his lower leg. Durant immediately hobbled off the floor and went straight to the locker room and the worst was feared. TNT analyst and NBA hall-of-famer Reggie Miller, was commentating the game, thought that Durant half torn his Achilles’ tendon. However after going to the back and being examined, it was determined that is was a right calf strain.…

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Russell Westbrook and Paul George both have offseason surgeries, George to miss start of training camp

According to a report from Maddie Lee of the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced that forward Paul George will at least miss the start of training camp after undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder. It was initially reported by ESPN’s Royce Young and Adrian Wojnarowski. Paul enjoyed a career year, averaging 28.0 points and 8.2 rebounds and was even being mentioned in the MVP discussion before the aforementioned shoulder injury caused a noticeable drop-off in his performance, which was the primary cause for…

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Hornets’ Biyombo has surgery for chronic knee injury

Tuesday, Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo underwent arthroscopic on his left knee to address an chronic injury. In his 54 appearances last season the big man averaged 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per contest. This is his second run with the franchise, he was acquired by the Hornets ( the Bobcats at the time) via a 2011 draft night trade after being originally selected 7th overall by the Sacramento Kings. He was reacquired as part of a three-team trade with the Orlando Magic on July 8, 2018.…

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Blazers’ Enes Kanter (shoulder) uncertain for Conference Semis

According to the AP, Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter has a separated his shoulder and his status for the Western Conference semifinals remains uncertain. The big man had this to say about his shoulder and how the team is treating it: “I think the Blazers are doing a very good job taking care of it. But, I mean obviously, I’m not going to lie, it hurts pretty bad. I mean I’m having a hard time changing my shirt or eating food. So it’s a process. We’re just taking it…

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Bucks’ Brogdon out for games 1 and 2

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Malcom Brogdon is going to miss games 1and 2 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Boston Celtics, according to Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Brogdon has been out of the Milwaukee lineup since suffering a minor tear in the plantar fascia in his right foot in mid-March. He was originally expected to be out six to eight weeks. This season Brogdon averaged 15.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 28.6 minutes per contest.

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DeMarcus Cousins’ Quad Injury Diagnosed as Tear

According to reports from The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the leg injury that Demarcus Cousins suffered last night in the Warriors’ shocking game 2 loss was a torn left quadriceps muscles. Charania also adds that Cousins and the team will see how the injury responds to two weeks of rehab since he does not need surgery before they will have to officially rule him out for the remainder of the playoffs. It is another tough break for Cousins, who was seeing his first postseason action of his career this…

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Joel Embiid status for game 1 against Nets uncertain

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is not certain if he will take the court Saturday for game one of the team’s first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets because of let knee pain. According to Rosalyn Gold-Onwude of TNT, the knee pain started after the All-Star break. The team will determine Embiid’s availability for Game 1 following Friday’s practice. He missed 5 of the team last 7 games with the issue, which he has called “extremely frustrating.” If the 76ers want to return to the Finals for the first…

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