Marcus Thornton
Suns guard Marcus Thornton (toe) is inactive Sunday
Marcus Thornton, SG, PHO
News: Suns guard Marcus Thornton will not be available to play in Sunday's game after being placed on the inactive list, according to The Arizona Republic.

Thornton has not played since March 13 because of a toe injury. In 47 games, Thornton is averaging 8.0 points and 1.8 rebounds.

The Suns are 2-point favorites.


Jared Dudley
Bucks rule Jared Dudley (back) out of Monday's game
Jared Dudley, SF, MIL
News: Bucks forward Jared Dudley did not accompany the team on its road trip to help rest his back, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As a result, he has been ruled out of Monday's game at Atlanta. 

Dudley has been dealing with a back issue, but he was able to play 25 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.


Luol Deng
Heat F Luol Deng suffers left knee contusion during Sunday's game
Luol Deng, SF, MIA
News: Heat forward Luol Deng was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Pistons after he sustained a left knee contusion, the team announced.

Deng has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. Deng played 18 minutes and scored four points before leaving with the injury.

After the game, coach Erik Spoelstra said Deng bruised his knee a few days ago and he re-aggravated it Sunday, reports the Palm Beach Post.


Nick Young
Lakers guard Nick Young (knee) to be reevaluated in one week
Nick Young, SG, LAL
News: Lakers guard Nick Young will have his injured left knee reevaluated in one week, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.

Young has been sidelined since Feb. 22 with a fracture in his left knee cap. He remains without a timetable for return.


Kevin Love
Cavs' Kevin Love suffers lower back injury during Sunday's game
Kevin Love, PF, CLE
News: A lower back injury forced Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to leave Sunday's contest against the 76ers, reports the team's official website.

The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of the game and Love did not return. Love scored 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds over 31 minutes before leaving with the injury. Love has been experiencing back issues for most of the season.

Coach David Blatt said the injury occurred when Love received an elbow to his back and he doesn't think it's a serious injury, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

With the Cavaliers not playing until Thursday against the Heat, Love said the time off will help the injury heal and he expects to play Thursday, reports 


Gorgui Dieng
Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng leaves game with facial injury
Gorgui Dieng, C, MIN
News: Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Pelicans after he suffered a facial contusion, the team announced.

Dieng has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Timberwolves next play Monday against the Jazz.


Tony Allen
Grizzlies G Tony Allen (hamstring) to sit out Sunday at San Antonio
Tony Allen, SG, MEM
News: Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (left hamstring strain) will not play Sunday in San Antonio, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Allen suffered the left hamstring strain in Friday's loss to the Warriors.

Forward Jeff Green is expected to start in Allen's place.

Greg Monroe
Pistons F Greg Monroe (knee) remains out for Sunday in Miami
Greg Monroe, PF, DET
News: Pistons center Greg Monroe (knee) will not play Sunday in Miami, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Monroe, who has said he wants to return before the season's end, will now miss seven consecutive games due to the injury.

Monroe is second on the team in both points (16.0) and rebounds (10.4).


Iman Shumpert
Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (ankle) exits game, will not return
Iman Shumpert, SG, CLE
News: Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert exited Sunday's game with a left ankle injury and will not return, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Shabazz Napier
Heat G Shabazz Napier (hip) will not play Sunday against the Pistons
Shabazz Napier, PG, MIA
News: Despite earlier reports, Heat guard Shabazz Napier (right hip pain) will not play Sunday against the Pistons, the team reports.

Napier sat out Friday's game and will now miss nine of the Heat's last 10 games.

Napier is averaging 5.1 points and 2.5 assists this season as primarily a reserve.

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