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Jazz Injury Update: Derrick Favors questionable for Tuesday

The Utah Jazz fell to the Washington Wizards on Sunday by score of 93-84. The loss dropped the Jazz to 6-18 on the season, fourth in the Northwest Division. Alec Burks lead the Jazz it 19 points in the loss. The Jazz were without Derrick Favors with a foot injury. The good news is his is questionable for Tuesday and could be back soon.  Abel Cheung via Wikimedia CommonsI reported...
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Cavaliers Injury Update: Waiters will play Monday

The Cleveland Cavaliers head into Monday's game against the Charlotte Hornets coming off a 119-114 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. The loss dropped the Cavaliers to 13-9 on the season, second in the Central Division. The Cavaliers, who were without Dion Waiters, were lead by LeBron James, who scored 41 points. Waiters is expected to be back in action against the Hornets...
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Celtics Injury Update: Smart out Monday versus 76ers

The Boston Celtics head into Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a record of 7-14, third in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics look to rebound from a 101-85 loss to the New York Knicks on Friday. They will be shorthanded on Monday, as Marcus Smart will miss the game due to an Achilles tendon injury.  Eric Kilby via Wikimedia CommonsJay King, who covers the Celtics...
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Magic Injury Update: Vucevic will start against the Hawks tonight

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks with a record of 9-16, fourth in the Southeast Division. The Magic have struggled, particularly on the offensive end, are 26th in the NBA in scoring. Help should be on the way tonight, as center Nikola Vucevic will be back in the starting lineup after missing time with a back injury.   Mike via Wikimedia CommonsI...
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Rockets Injury Update: Howard will play versus Nuggets

The Houston Rockets enter tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets with a 17-5 record, good for second in the Southwest Division. They have been impressive despite the absence of All-Star center Dwight Howard, who has missed half the season with knee issues. The good news for the Rockets and bad for the Nuggets is that Howard will return to action tonight. Jose Garcia  via Wikimedia...
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Warriors Injury Update: Bogut and Lee both out tonight

The Golden State Warriors head into Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks coming off a 103-95 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Klay Thomspon lead the Warriors with 21 points. Stephen Curry and Harrison Barnes added 20 in the win. On the injury front, Andrew Bogut and David Lee are going to miss the game against the Mavericks as they continue to struggle with...
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Jazz Injury Update: Derrick Favors leaves arena in walking boot

The Utah Jazz fell to the Miami Heat on Friday by the score of 100-95. The loss cropped the Jazz to 6-17, fourth in the Northwest Division. Enes Kanter lead the Jazz with 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting and eight rebounds. Power forward Derrick Favors left the game with an ankle injury after playing only ten minutes. He was seen leaving the arena in a walking boot. Aaron Falk,...
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Pistons Injury Update: Jodie Meeks could return for tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns

Coming off of a 2013-2014 regular season in which the Detroit Pistons drastically under-performed compared to expectations, the Pistons front office made substantial moves in the summer to re-energize the team and their fan base by hiring Stan Van Gundy as head coach and bringing in free agent guard Jodie Meeks to help spread out the offense. Unfortunately, following their loss Tuesday...
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Pacers Injury Update: George Hill still out for a few weeks mending quadriceps tear

The Indiana Pacers will go into tonight’s game against Blake Griffin and the high-flying Los Angeles Clippers trying to snap their second five game losing streak of the young season. So far, the Indiana Pacers have had a new starting line-up seemingly each contest, recently having to resort to Rodney Stuckey starting and playing at the point guard position instead of his typical...
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Warriors Injury Update: Andrew Bogut is considered 'questionable' for tonight's game against the Rockets

The Golden State Warriors enter tonight's game against the Houston Rockets coming off a 102-86 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. The win improved the Warriors to an NBA-best 18-2 record, first in the Pacific Division. There was a bit of concern coming out of Monday's game as center Andrew Bogut injured his left knee and is questionable for tonight's game.  Matthew...
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Rockets Injury Update: Dwight Howard remains out, will not play tonight

The Houston Rockets have been without their superstar center Dwight Howard for nine games, and tonight they face the Golden State Warriors again without him.A knee injury will keep Dwight Howard sidelined for a while longer: http://t.co/gNdBPYfGIG #Rockets @SportsBlogRT pic.twitter.com/YwcDBS0xSf— Sports Injury Alert (@SprtsInjryAlert) December 9, 2014The two teams met November...
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Hornets Injury Update: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practices on Tuesday, could play tonight vs. the Celtics

The Charlotte Hornets enter tonight's game against the Boston Celtics coming off a 103-102 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday. At 5-15 on the season, the Hornets sit in last place in the Southeast Division. They are ranked 25th in scoring and 22nd in points allowed. Help could be on the way tonight, particularly at the defensive end, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist practiced and...
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Magic Injury Update: Nikola Vucevic is 'questionable' for Wednesday's tilt against the Wizards

The Orlando Magic head into tonight's game against the Washington Wizards coming off a 105-96 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Tobias Harris lead the Magic with 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the floor. At 9-14 on the season, the Magic sit in fourth place in the Southeast Division. There is some good news on the injury front, as Nikola Vucevic is improving from a...
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76ers Injury Update: Tony Wroten is expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's game

After starting the season losing their first 17 games, the Philadelphia 76ers have played better, winning two of their last three. Heading into Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks, the 76ers are expecting to get an additional boost with the return of Tony Wroten to the lineup. Wroten has missed the previous five games with an ankle injury.According to our official Twitter...
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Pelicans Injury Update: Luke Babbitt sprains knee during victory over the Lakers

On Monday, it was revealed that Pelican's small forward Luke Babbitt sprained his knee during Sunday's victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. His status is unknown for Tuesday's tilt against theKnicks. (Photo Cred: Keith Allison- Flickr) Babbitt, who has played in 15 games (out of 19 possible), did not return to the game on Sunday after leaving near the end of the 4th quarter...
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Rockets Injury Update: Terrence Jones remains out indefinitely

The Houston Rockets head into tonight's battle against the Golden State Warriors coming off a 100-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. At 16-4, the Rockets sit on top in the Southwest Division, tied with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Rockets continue to play without Terrence Jones, who remains out indefinitely with a nerve condition in his leg.  thepanamerican via Wikimedia CommonsI...
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Pacers Injury Update: Ian Mahinmi to miss the next 6-8 weeks with left plantar fascia

The Indiana Pacers entered Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks coming off a 102-101 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday. At 7-13, the Pacers sit in fourth place in the Central Division, five games back. The Pacers got bad news on the injury front, as backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss up to two months following a foot injury.I reported back on October 18 that Mahinmi, who...
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Nuggets Injury Update: Kenneth Faried is 'questionable' for tonight's game

Denver Nuggets' forward Kenneth Faried is dealing with a lower back strain, and is listed as questionable for tonight's contest in Toronto. The injury seemingly popped up out of the blue, and caused 'The Manimal" to miss yesterday's game against the Hawks.Nuggets Kenneth Faried is questionable to play Monday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. pic.twitter.com/enEXJ26tOO—...
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Rockets Injury Update: Dwight Howard not returning anytime soon

The Houston Rockets begin a road trip on Wednesday in Golden State coming off a 100-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. Patrick Beverley and Trevor Ariza each had 19 points for the Rockets. The win improved the Rockets to 16-4, first in the Southwest Division. The team continues to play without Dwight Howard and it appears the center will not return anytime soon from a right...
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Trail Blazers Injury Update: Damian Lillard has two sprained fingers, he is still expected to play tonight

Despite injuring two of his fingers after falling during Thursday night's win against Indiana, Damian Lillard is still expected to play today against the 4-17 New York Knicks. Photo Cred: nikk_la via Flickr Lillard, who has appeared in every game so far this season, is expected back after having his right hand examined Friday. He was diagnosed with a sprain in his middle and...
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Trail Blazers Injury Update: Dorell Wright is 'probable' for tonight's game againt the Knicks

The Portland Trail Blazers enter tonight's game against the New York Knicks coming off an 88-82 win over the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. Damian Lillard lead the Blazers with 23 points and eight rebounds. The win improved the Trail Blazers to 15-4, first in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, forward Dorell Wright, who has been out with an illness, should be ready for tonight...
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Warriors Injury Update: David Lee will likely make his return some time next week

The Golden State Warriors entered Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls coming off a 112-85 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. The win improved the Warriors to 16-2, first in the Pacific Division. The Warriors impressive record is even more remarkable considering David Lee has missed all but one quarter this season. Lee is likely to return to the lineup sometime...
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Suns Injury Update: Isaiah Thomas hopes to return for tonight''s game against the Rockets

The Phoenix Suns enter tonight's game against the Houston Rockets coming off a 118-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks last night. Goran Dragic lead the Suns with 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor. At 12-8, the Suns sit in third place in the Pacific Division. The Suns continue top play without Isaiah Thomas, who hopes to return tonight against the Rockets, but is iffy...
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Bulls Injury Update: Joakim Noah considered 'questionable' for tonight's game vs. the Warriors

Following a victory over the Charlotte Hornets, the Chicago Bulls head back to the United Center to take on the unstoppable Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.The Warriors enter tonight's game with an astounding 16-2 record, while the Bulls stand at 12-7. And when it comes to Golden State's dominant offense, Chicago will need their top scorers healthy.According to InsideHoops...
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Timberwolves Injury Update: Nikola Pekovic, Ronny Turiaf out for at least 10 days

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered Friday's game against the Houston Rockets coming off an 85-77 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, who won their first game of the season. Thaddeus Young lead the Timberwolves with 16 points and six rebounds. At 4-13, the Timberwolves sit in fourth place in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, the Timberwolves continue to play without Nikola...
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