Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic held scoreless vs. Grizzlies
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic was held scoreless Thursday while going 0 for 7 from the field in his team's 99-69 loss to the Grizzlies.

No Nuggets player was able to score more than 10 points in the blowout loss, though the team was able to empty the bench and give at least 12 minutes of action to all 13 active players. IN addition to being the only Denver player to not score in the loss, Nurkic racked up six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 22 minutes Thursday. He'll square off with the Hornets Saturday.

Magic C Nikola Vucevic doubles up vs. Bucks Thursday
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) Magic center Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points on 8 of 19 shooting while hauling in 14 rebounds in his team's 115-100 loss to the Bucks Thursday.

The double-double was Vucevic's 10th in 14 games this month and came despite playing a January-low 26 minutes in the loss, his team's seventh straight. He also kicked in one assist Thursday. The Magic will look to turn things around Saturday against the Mavericks.

Bucks C John Henson doubles up vs. Magic Thursday
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) Bucks center John Henson scored 12 points on 6 of 10 shooting while hauling in a season-high 11 rebounds in his team's 115-100 win over the Magic in Orlando Thursday.

Henson was one of seven Bucks players to score in double digits Thursday, including all five starters. He also added two blocks, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes of action while posting just his second double-double of the season. The Bucks will square off with the Blazers Saturday.

Kings C DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) questionable Friday
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is questionable to play Friday against the Cavaliers due to an ankle sprain.

It's a lingering issue for Cousins, who has been able to play at least 30 minutes in each of his last four games after missing a game last week. He has averaged 23.8 points and 12.3 rebounds in 32 games.

The Kings are 8 1/2-point underdogs in Cleveland Friday.

Pacers' Roy Hibbert picks up a double-double on Thursday
by Chris Cwik |
(1/29/2015) Pacers center Roy Hibbert posted a double-double on Thursday against the Knicks.

Hibbert shot 9-11 from the field, finishing with 18 points. He was active on the boards as well, coming up with 10 rebounds. Eight of those came on the defensive side of the court. Hibbert also managed one block and one steal during the contest. It was Hibbert’s 12th double-double this season. 

Report: Rockets C Dwight Howard to get second opinion on knee
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) Rockets center Dwight Howard will get a second opinion after being diagnosed with edema in hisi right knee, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Howard, who could miss extended time due to the knee issue, was scheduled to be evaluated further after undergoing an MRI Wednesday. He'll stay behind when the team travels for a two-game road trip this weekend. Howard has averaged 16.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in 32 games.

NBA All-Star reserves selected
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) The reserves for both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads were announced Thursday.

In the East, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Hawks guard Jeff Teague, Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Heat forward Chris Bosh and Hawks center Al Horford were selected to the All-Star team.

In the West, Rockets guard James Harden, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs forward Tim Duncan were named All-Star reserves.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15.

Celtics' Kelly Olynyk uncertain about return
by Chris Cwik |
(1/29/2015) Celtics center Kelly Olynyk is uncertain about when he'll return from an ankle injury, according to ESPN.

Olynyk spoke to reporters on Thursday while wearing a protective boot on his ankle. He said he's unsure when he'll be able to resume basketball activities. Olynyk injured himself during last Thursday's game. He rolled his ankle while awkwardly landing on another player's foot. There's a chance Olynyk will be sidelined until late February due to the issue.

Olynyk expressed uncertainty about when he would be able to return from the injury. "It could be a week, it could be three weeks, it could be a month -- you never know," he said. "I'm just trying to get better and evaluate it each day, and take the next step whenever it’s deemed necessary."

Olynyk is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. 

Bucks C Zaza Pachulia (calf) feels 'pop' during shootaround
by R.J. White |
(1/29/2015) Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (calf) said Thusday that he felt a "pop" during shootaround and had to quit, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Pachulia has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Orlando, and he believes he'll miss a week at most while recovering from a strained calf. He has averaged 7.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in 42 games.

The Bucks are 4-point road favorites against the Magic Thursday.

Bucks' Zaza Pachulia ruled out on Thursday
by Chris Cwik |
(1/29/2015) Bucks center Zaza Pachulia has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Magic, according to FoxSports.

Pachulia initially came into the game listed as questionable, but will not play. He's battling a calf injury. Pachulia is averaging 7.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. 

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