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Gregg Popovich of San Antonio Spurs says he’s ‘never’ encountered issue like Kawhi Leonard’s quadriceps injury

NEW ORLEANS — In a storied career spanning more than 40 years at various levels, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he has “never” encountered the quadriceps issue that has kept Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup this entire season. “Never, never,” Popovich said when asked whether he has seen such a condition hampering […]

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Nicolas Batum of Charlotte Hornets suffers bruised left elbow

Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum missed the second half of Charlotte’s 129-124 overtime win against the Washington Wizards with a left elbow contusion. Batum missed the Hornets’ first 12 games of the season with a torn ligament in his left elbow. Charlotte coach Steve Clifford offered no update on Batum after the game. The 28-year-old […]

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Luc Mbah a Moute of Houston Rockets has plus-57 in win

HOUSTON — On a night when Chris Paul starred in his Rockets home debut, another player who made the move from Lob City to Houston over the summer had the most impressive statistic in the box score. The Rockets outscored the Denver Nuggets by 57 points in reserve forward Luc Mbah a Moute’s 26 minutes […]

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Bucks vs. Suns – Game Recap – November 22, 2017

PHOENIX — Eric Bledsoe expected the boos from Phoenix fans and he heard them. Amid the fans’ wrath for the way his time with the Suns ended, the veteran guard went out and had his best game as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Khris Middleton scored 40 points and Bledsoe added 30 in his […]

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Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo out with knee soreness

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo will not play Wednesday against the Suns because of right knee soreness, coach Jason Kidd said. Antetokounmpo told reporters that this is the same injury that bothered him this summer, when knee pain prevented the forward from playing for the Greek national team in the European championship. He said he […]