Wizards center Kevin Seraphin
was unable to play
Friday night against the Bucks due to swelling in his knee, head coach Randy Wittman told reporters after the game, according to the Comcast SportsNet Washington.
Seraphin has only averaged 3.6 points and 1.4 rebounds over 8.1 minutes. His status remains uncertain for Monday at home against the Nuggets.
DeMarcus Cousins gets back on track vs. Lakers
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Kings center DeMarcus Cousins
returned from a right ankle sprain with a double-double, putting up 20 points and 11 rebounds, with six of them coming from the offensive end during Friday's 106-100 loss to the Lakers.
Cousins went 6 of 17 shooting from the field and 8 of 12 from the free throw line. He also added four assists, two steals and one block while playing 32 minutes in his first game back from injury. He is averaging 21.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists over his last four games. He has eight double-doubles on the year.
Cody Zeller pours it in off bench
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Bobcats center Cody Zeller
had a strong performance Friday against the 76ers, as he missed just one shot in a 105-88 win.
Zeller, who entered the game a combined 2 for 11 in his previous two games, had little trouble getting his shot to fall against a porous Sixers defense. He scored 10 points in just 12 minutes on 5 of 6 shooting. He added five rebounds and one turnover.
Zeller has not done much as a rookie, though he has appeared in each of the team's first 20 games. He is averaging 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Bobcats forward Bismack Biyombo
was forced to leave Friday's 105-88 win against the 76ers with an ankle injury, and he would not return after the second quarter. Biyombo played seven minutes before the injury, finishing with four points and three rebounds.
The extent of the injury is not yet known for Biyombo. He has appeared in 18 of the team's first 20 games, averaging 3.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
Nene exits with right foot tendinitis
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Wizards center Nene
was forced out of Friday's contest against the Bucks with right foot tendinitis
, the team announced.
Nene, who had been bothered by an Achilles injury last week, sustained the injury in the third quarter and was unable to return for the remainder of the game. He went 5 of 8 shooting and missed all four of his attempts from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 10 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.
The Wizards will host the Nuggets on Monday.
Kelly Olynyk 'close to being back'
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Celtics center Kelly Olynyk could be about a week away
from returning to action from a from a right ankle sprain, Comcast SportsNet Northeast reports.
Olynyk had an individual workout Friday and could take part in a light practice on Saturday, according to head coach Brad Stevens. He remains doubtful for Sunday's game against the Knicks and has not been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Nets.
"He'll be day to day starting next week," Stevens said. "Tuesday might be a stretch. We'll see. He's close to being back."
Nikola Vucevic to sit out Friday at New York
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Magic center Nikola Vucevic
went through a pregame workout but still experienced some pain in his sprained left ankle. He was ruled out
for Friday's game in New York.
Vucevic has missed back-to-back games since tripping over a cameraman when Orlando took on Washington on Monday. He was averaging 14.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game before the injury. He remains hopeful of returning Sunday
against Dwight Howard and the Rockets, according to the team's official website.
Bucks frontcourt duo sidelined Friday
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The Bucks will be without a pair of contributors in the front court yet again Friday, as both center Zaza Pachulia
and forward Ekpe Udoh
have been ruled out
for that evening's game against the Wizards with ankle injuries.
Both players were forced to leave Wednesday's game due to their injuries.
Joakim Noah has vintage performance in win over Heat
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Bulls center Joakim Noah
was back to his old ways as he notched his second straight double-double during Thursday's win over Miami.
Noah took only nine shots but finished with 17 points. He went 6 of 9 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with 15 boards, three assists and one steal while logging 33 minutes of game action in a 107-87 victory.
Noah has scored 10-plus points in four of his last five games. He is averaging 12.6 points and 10.2 rebounds over his last five games played.
Brook Lopez scores team-high 24 points vs. Knicks
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Nets center Brook Lopez
scored a season-high 24 points on 9 of 18 shooting in Thursday's 113-83 loss to the Knicks.
It was Lopez's best scoring total since returning from injury four games ago. He added nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in the loss. Lopez has averaged 19.7 points and 6.1 rebounds in 12 games played.