Raptors G Kyle Lowry (shin) limps off court, does not return Tuesday
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Raptors guard Kyle Lowry
left Tuesday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Wizards with a left shin contusion and did not return
, reports TSN Sports.
Lowry collided with Paul Pierce midway through the fourth quarter and limped off the court.
He finished with six points on 3-of-10 shooting.
Mavericks rule Chandler Parsons, Devin Harris out of Game 2
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The Mavericks will be without
forward Chandler Parsons
and guard Devin Harris
for Tuesday's Game 2 contest at Houston, reports the Star-Telegram
Parsons was dealing with a right knee injury and he re-aggravated the injury during the Game 1 loss. He will be reevaluated Wednesday and coach Rick Carlisle said he was very concerned with the injury, reports the team's official website.
Meanwhile, a toe injury will prevent Harris from playing in the contest.
The Mavericks are 6 1/2-point underdogs at Houston.
Report: Warriors F David Lee (back) will not play in Game 3
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Warriors forward David Lee
has been ruled out of Game 3
on Thursday at New Orleans, reports the Bay Area News Group
Lee has missed the first two playoffs games with a lower back injury.
The Warriors are 5-point favorites over the Pelicans on Thursday.
Grizzlies guard Mike Conley dealing with foot issue
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Grizzlies guard Mike Conley
said his sprained right foot will continue to bother him
as long as he stays in the lineup, reports NBA.com.
"It's going to flare up no matter what I do," Conley said. "I just go out there and play as if I'm not injured and see how much I can do and what I can do to help the team and the following day is just rehab and recover."
The injury caused Conley to miss the last four games of the regular season, but he was able to play 24 minutes and score 16 points in the Game 1 victory over the Trail Blazers.
Despite the injury, center Marc Gasol said he expects Conley to keep playing through the pain.
"I expect a lot out of him to be honest with you," Gasol said. "He's my little man. He's a great player, great guy. I knew he wasn't going to miss a playoff game. I can only ask him to give me whatever he has, and he's done it. And I'm going to ask the same next game."
Morris twins charged with felony assault
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Suns forwards Markieff Morris
and Marcus Morris
are facing charges for felony aggravated assault
during a Jan. 24 incident in Phoenix, according to court documents
obtained by The Arizona Republic
The twins and three other men are charged with assaulting Erik Hood at a sports facility in Phoenix. Hood told police he was accosted and assaulted by the five men. Hood sustained a broken nose, bruises and abrasions during the incident.
Markieff Morris has denied being part the group that attacked Hood, but acknowledged he was at the sports complex.
The first court date for the twins is May 7.
"Markieff and Marcus are good men and I am confident that when all the facts come out, their names will be cleared," their agent Leon Rose said in a statememt, according to ESPN.com.
Spurs' Tiago Splitter (calf) may see more minutes in Game 2
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After sitting out the team's final six regular-season games because of a calf injury
, Tiago Splitter
played only 10 minutes in the Spurs' Game 1 loss on Sunday but coach Gregg Popovich said the center will see more minutes in Game 2 on Wednesday, reports the Los Angeles Times
"He didn’t go backwards, so that’s a good thing," Popovich said. "Maybe he can play a few more minutes [Wednesday] night, I’m hoping," Popovich said.
Despite big Game 1, Cavs' Kyrie Irving sees room for improvement
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In his first-career playoff game on Sunday, guard Kyrie Irving
was the standout player for the Cavaliers in their Game 1 victory over the Celtics
, scoring a game-high 30 points, but said afterwards there's room for improvement, reports Cleveland.com.
"Just limit all my mistakes is the biggest thing, just continue to have that attitude," said. "I'm going to do whatever it takes to win ... As well as you think you play, there are so many things you can improve on."LeBron James
added that he's always had confidence in Irving in important games.
"I knew how special the kid was and I know how special he is now still. He's going to be very key to our success," James said.
Blazers unsure if Arron Afflalo (shoulder) will play in Game 2
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Trail Blazers guard Arron Afflalo
is listed as questionable
for Game 2 at Memphis on Wednesday, the team announced.
Afflalo has not played since April 9 because of a right shoulder sprain. In 78 games, Afflalo averaged 13.3 points and 3.2 rebounds.
The Blazers are 6-point underdogs.
Spurs G Tony Parker says his ankle and thigh are fine
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Spurs guard Tony Parker
said his left ankle and thigh are not an issue
and he is good to go for Game 2 on Wednesday, reports the Los Angeles Times
Parker sustained an ankle injury in the Game 1 loss to the Clippers, but he was able to practice Tuesday and will likely play in Game 2.
The Spurs are 1 1/2-point underdogs.
Bulls G Derrick Rose says he has no soreness in knee
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After playing 38 minutes during Monday's Game 2 win over the Bucks, Bulls guard Derrick Rose
said he is not experiencing any soreness in his knee
, reports ESPNChicago.com.
"I feel great [Tuesday]," Rose said, per SportsNet Chicago. "As far as playing those minutes every game, we'll have to see."
Rose is making his way back from knee surgery and is no longer on a minutes restriction. During his 38 minutes Monday, Rose scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out nine assists.