Lakers' Russell will miss game against Mavericks (The Associated Press)
22 Jan 2017 at 5:37am
The Los Angeles Lakers won't have D'Angelo Russell for Sunday's game against the Dallas Mavericks and for the next one to two weeks. The Lakers announced Saturday night that Russell underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with an sprained MCL in his right knee. While the Lakers (16-31) went on to win the game, they certainly don't want to be without their second-year quarterback for long.
NBA standings (Reuters)
22 Jan 2017 at 4:39am
Jan 22 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NBA on Saturday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 28 15 .651 - 2. Boston 26 17 .605 2 3. NY Knicks 19 26 .422 10 4. Philadelphia 15 27 .357 12 1/2 5. Brooklyn 9 34 .209 19 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 30 12 .714 - 2. Indiana 22 21 .512 8 1/2 3. Chicago 22 23 .489 9 1/2 4. Detroit 21 24 .467 10 1/2 5. Milwaukee 20 23 .465 10 1/2 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Atlanta 26 18 .591 - 2. Washington 23 20 .535 2 1/2 3. Charlotte 23 21 .523 3 4. Orlando 18 27 .400 8 1/2 5. Miami 14 30 . ...
Lakers' Russell out 1-2 weeks with knee sprain, calf strain (The Associated P...
22 Jan 2017 at 4:02am
Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell will be sidelined for one to two weeks with a mildly sprained right knee and a strained right calf. The Lakers announced the diagnosis on Saturday night after their point guard had an MRI exam. Russell was hurt on the second possession of the Lakers' victory over Indiana on Friday.
Penny Hardaway says he was 'spoiled' with the Orlando Magic: 'I took it for g...
21 Jan 2017 at 9:29pm
By the time Anfernee ?Penny? Hardaway was traded away from the Orlando Magic in 1999, the team?s fledgling would-be dynasty was long over. It died in an instant in July, 1996 when Shaquille O?Neal left the franchise as a free agent to join the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving his teammate of three years to play out three more fitful seasons with the club before asking to move West himself. The Magic made the playoffs three times and the NBA Finals once in three seasons with Hardaway and O?Neal playing alongside each other, and they seemed fit to rule the league landscape even with Michael Jordan returning to the Chicago Bulls after an 18-month sabbatical spent mostly playing minor league baseball.
Williams, Young lead Lakers to 108-96 win over Pacers (The Associated Press)
21 Jan 2017 at 6:56am
Although Luke Walton resisted the urge to shout about it, the coach was clearly proud of what the Los Angeles Lakers can do when their crowded schedule allows them to have a couple of real practices. Lou Williams scored 27 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers and the Lakers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Julius Randle scored 16 points while Young and rookie Brandon Ingram added 15 apiece as the Lakers made a prolonged second-half surge to win for just the sixth time in 27 games.
Gobert going strong as Jazz prepare for Pacers (The Associated Press)
21 Jan 2017 at 6:54am
SALT LAKE CITY - Can anyone stop Rudy Gobert?
NBA results (Reuters)
21 Jan 2017 at 6:00am
Jan 21 (Gracenote) - Results from the NBA games on Friday (home team in CAPS) LA LAKERS 108 Indiana 96 Utah 112 DALLAS 107 (OT) MEMPHIS 107 Sacramento 91 Brooklyn 143 NEW ORLEANS 114 Golden State 125 HOUSTON 108 ATLANTA 102 Chicago 93 PHILADELPHIA 93 Portland 92 CHARLOTTE 113 Toronto 78 ORLANDO 112 Milwaukee 96
Lakers' D'Angelo Russell slips, mildly sprains knee ligament (The Associated ...
21 Jan 2017 at 5:20am
Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell mildly sprained a ligament in his right knee in the opening minutes of Los Angeles' game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Russell was hurt while going around a screen set by teammate Julius Randle on Los Angeles' second possession.
Spurs' Gasol undergoes left hand surgery: reports (AFP)
21 Jan 2017 at 12:23am
San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol underwent surgery on Friday to repair a broken ring finger on his left hand and will miss the next few weeks of the NBA season, according to multiple reports. Yahoo Sports and ESPN, each citing unnamed sources in website reports, said the 36-year-old Spaniard had the operation so he would be able to return as quickly as possible. ESPN said the timetable for Gasol's return could be four to eight weeks while Yahoo said it could go as long as six weeks.
Kerr keeps Warriors winning with yoga, creative approach (The Associated Press)
20 Jan 2017 at 4:13pm
Anderson Varejao lowered his 6-foot-11 frame into a runner's lunge and raised one arm high into the air to add a twist, demonstrating after a recent shootaround the new yoga pose he just learned. The Golden State Warriors have become yogis. Coach Steve Kerr is committed to changing things up, and he gave Golden State a day off from the practice floor one day last week so the players could practice yoga instead.
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