Kristaps Porzingis to miss tenth straight game

The Dallas Mavericks will be without Kristaps Porzingis for a tenth consecutive game. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, right knee soreness is the culprit that is keeping the big man out of the Dallas lineup once more. Dallas has went 5-4 in his absence.

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RJ Barrett out for at least a week with sprained ankle

According to the team, New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett will be out a week with a sprained right ankle. Barrett was on crutches following the game. The number 3 overall pick in this past NBA draft is averaging 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.2 minutes per contest.

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January 16, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Brandon IngramNOP vs. UTA 49 8 6   16-20 ft Kemba WalkerBOS @ MIL 40 11 3    D. MitchellUTA @ NOP 46 6 2   2 stl Deandre AytonPHO @ NYK 26 21 2   2 blk Ricky RubioPHO @ NYK 25 8 13   4 stl Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. ORL 32 5 5    Will BartonDEN @ GSW 31 5 7   7-10 3-pt Derrick FavorsNOP vs. UTA 21 11 3   10-12 fg G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. BOS 32 17 7   10-20 ft M. PorterDEN @ GSW 18 10…

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Derrick Favors to play tonight

New Orleans Pelicans C/F Derrick Favors told reporters following Thursday’s shootaround that he is “ready to go tonight” in regards to the team’s game against his former club, the Utah Jazz. The big man had missed the previous two contests with a strained hamstring but said, “I feel good. Everything’s feeling good.” In 23 games (21 starts) this season, Favors has posted averages of 8.7 points and 10.0 rebounds.

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Bulls rook Daniel Gafford out two to four weeks

Chicago Bulls rookie center Daniel Gafford will be out for two to four weeks with a dislocated right thumb, per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since he finally started getting some run, the Arkansas product has been a pleasant surprise. His high energy and effort has made it impossible for even Bulls head coach Jim Boylen not to find minutes for Gafford. Already without Wendell Carter Jr, Gafford’s injury means that we will see even more of Thaddeus Young, who has appeared uncomfortable in the Bulls offensive system, and…

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Kelly Oubre Jr. won’t play against Knicks

Phoenix Sunda small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. will not play in the team’s Thursday night game against the New York Knicks, according to Arizona Sports’ Kellan Olson. Oubre entered concussion protocol after sustaining this blow from the Hawks’ John Collins Tuesday. There is no timetable for Oubre to return as Olson also adds that “once a player is placed in concussion protocol, a player cannot return to the floor until he is without concussion-related symptoms at rest, has been evaluated by a physician, has successfully completed the NBA return-to-participation exertion…

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Miami Heat signs two-way player Chris Silva to three-year deal

From NBA.com: Posted: Jan 14, 2020 On October 18, 2019, the HEAT signed Chris Silva to a two-way contract, a deal that splits a player’s time between the team and their G-League affiliate. Silva would never end up stepping foot on a G-League court.  In 30 games with the HEAT, his impact off the bench would prove to be irreplaceable for a team fighting for a top spot in the Eastern conference.  That impact didn’t go unnoticed.  Today, your Miami HEAT have signed Chris Silva to an NBA contract. Silva has…

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Jayson Tatum out tonight versus Pistons

According to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will not be in action for their game Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons with tendinitis in his right knee. Blakely adds that Tatum is going to travel with the team with the intention of playing against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. In 38 games this season Tatum is averaging 21.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

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January 14, 2019 NBA Recap

Top Performances pt rb ast Kawhi LeonardLAC vs. CLE 43 3 4   6-10 3-pt G. AntetokounmpoMIL vs. NYK 37 9 4   10-12 ft Kyrie IrvingBRK vs. UTA 32 5 11   2 stl Devin BookerPHO @ ATL 39 7 3   13-13 ft Ja MorantMEM vs. HOU 26 5 8   10-11 fg Rudy GobertUTA @ BRK 22 18 4   2 blk Trae YoungATL vs. PHO 36 4 10   2 stl James HardenHOU @ MEM 41 6 6   10-11 ft Kevin HuerterATL vs. PHO 23 15 8    Joe InglesUTA @ BRK 27…

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Marvin Bagley to play against Orlando Magic

According to Sacramento Kings insider James Ham, Marvin Bagley III is set to return to the lineup. He has been sidelined for the last eight games with a foot injury. Kenny Honaker of ClutchPoints reported that Bagley went through a full practice on Sunday and shoot around earlier Monday with no issues, paving the way for his return to the Sacramento lineup. This will be just the tenth game for Bagley this season. In his nine previous appearances , which includes three starts, he’d put up 13.7 points and 6.9…

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