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Kyle Korver (toe) is taking part in Hawks shootaround and is a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Korver was a surprise scratch on Monday due to a sprained right big toe, but the injury isn't serious. He'll be a game-time call on Wednesday, and if he plays, Anthony Tolliver should head back to the bench for Korver to reclaim his spot in the starting lineup. If he doesn't, Tolliver could start once again.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Taj Gibson's left knee is "fine."

All signs are pointing towards Gibson being available for Game 2 against the Bucks on Monday, so those in playoff fantasy leagues can go ahead and plan on having him active. Nikola Mirotic won't log quite as many minutes with Gibson in the rotation.
Apr 19 - 2:37 PM

Tiago Splitter (calf) is a game-time call against the Clippers on Sunday according to head coach Gregg Popovich.

Splitter missed the last six games of the regular season because of the calf issue, but he did go through a light practice on Friday and was seen getting up some free throws at shootaround. The Spurs could really use his presence in the paint against DeAndre Jordan, but it looks like he will be a true game-time decision. If Splitter can't play, Aron Baynes is expected to start at center.
Apr 19 - 1:52 PM

Tyreke Evans (left knee bone bruise) said he will be a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday.

Evans will not practice on Sunday, but he did say he was feeling a lot better and he wasn't walking with a limp. For what it's worth, the injury doesn't sound too serious and Evans said he will find a way to play. Expect an update after shootaround on Monday, but Norris Cole and Jrue Holiday would have to step up if Evans can't give it a go.
Apr 19 - 1:51 PM

According to teammate Zach Randolph, Jeff Green's back is showing improvement.

Green is still listed as questionable, but all indications point to him playing vs. the Blazers on Sunday. His back has been bothering him for a while now, but he has been able to play through it so far and it's very unlikely that he will miss tonight's game. We will have an update on his status prior to tip-off.
Apr 19 - 12:29 PM

Mike Conley (foot) and Tony Allen (hamstring) will play vs. the Blazers on Sunday according to head coach Dave Joerger, though they are officially listed as game-time decisions.

Conley missed the last four games of the regular season, and even though he is still experiencing some discomfort, he is expected to be in the starting lineup tonight. Joerger admitted that there will likely be some rust, but it's possible that Conley could see close to his normal allotment of minutes. We will confirm his status right before tip-off, but it's safe to say that Beno Udrih will be heading back to the bench.
Apr 19 - 12:08 PM

Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said that Brandon Knight's arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle "was a minor procedure".

"It was a minor procedure," Babby said. "There was an anterior flap [of cartilage] in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery." This confirms what we originally thought, and while there is no known timetable, Knight likely won't be on the shelf for more than 3-4 weeks. Knight is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, but all signs point to the Suns retaining his services. We will provide additional updates as needed.
Apr 19 - 11:41 AM

James Harden handled his business against the Mavs on Saturday during a 118-108 win, scoring 24 points with two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

It's the first double-double of his playoff career and Harden just killed the Mavs at the line, making 15-of-17 from the charity stripe. The Mavs also having injuries to two wings, Devin Harris and Chandler Parsons, is really going to hurt because of how Harden draws so many fouls. This was far from Harden's best game, so the Rockets have to be pleased they won by double-digits tonight. They host the Mavs again on Tuesday for Game 2.
Apr 19 - 12:39 AM

Dwight Howard played just 17 minutes due to foul trouble against the Mavs on Saturday with 11 points, five boards, one steal and five blocks.

If not for the foul trouble, he would have played more. The Rockets didn't really go to Howard in the post much, but Howard looked healthy with respect to his knee. He should be closer to 30 minutes in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 12:37 AM

Terrence Jones made 6-of-15 from the field and 7-of-11 from the line for 19 points against the Mavs on Saturday with nine rebounds, six assists and one steal.

The shot total is almost shocking and this was the first time in Jones' career he's had more than 10 shots from the field and from the line. Jones saw a little more playing time than expected because of Dwight Howard getting into foul trouble, but he's still a good bet to play over 30 minutes per game in this series. Jones' season flew a little under the radar due to injuries, so he'll be a difference maker if he can stay on the court.
Apr 19 - 12:35 AM

Trevor Ariza was a wonderful two-way player against the Mavs on Saturday with 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

The points don't tell the story. Ariza was a terror on defense and getting a double-double with six dimes went a long way. On the injury side of things, Ariza did have some cramping in both of his calves and he did receive some treatment. There's been no indication that he'll need to miss time going forward and this hasn't been a habitual problem for him. We're expecting him to be ready for Tuesday.
Apr 19 - 12:33 AM

Dirk Nowitzki made 10-of-14 from the field for 24 points during a 118-108 loss to the Rockets on Saturday, adding eight boards, two assists, six turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

The turnovers were a bit much, but Nowitzki was money with his jumper. The Mavs did give Dirk a little breather in the fourth quarter, but his playing time in this game is a good sign. Expect him to be a big part of the offense to help space the Rockets' defense.
Apr 19 - 12:27 AM




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