Celtics’ Al Horford diagnosed with left knee problem

Celtics’ Al Horford diagnosed with left knee problem

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Boston Celtics center Al Horford will miss "at least a few games" after being diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee, coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday. Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown also sat out Wednesday night's 130-125 overtime win against the Washington Wizards due to illness.cheap nfl nike jerseys china The 32-year-old Horford, who is averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game for the Celtics this season, has missed the past two games after a 19-point, 12-rebound performance against the New York Knicks on Thursday. "This is one of those things that it just wasn't getting better," Horford said, according to the Celtics' official Twitter account. Horford told reporters on Monday that he's been dealing with inflammation in his left knee for nearly a month.buy…
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Joakim Noah: Being ‘too lit’ contributed to struggles with Knicks

Joakim Noah: Being ‘too lit’ contributed to struggles with Knicks

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Memphis Grizzlies center Joakim Noah intimated that he partied too much in New York during his disappointing tenure with the Knicks.cheap nike nfl jerseys china Noah signed a four-year, $72 million contract with New York in 2016 and was waived prior to the start of the regular season. He was asked on The Ringer's "The Chris Vernon Show" about what went wrong during his stint with the Knicks. "I don't think it was one thing. I think it was a lot of things. I'm not here to blame anybody or it's anybody's fault," Noah said. "It just didn't work out. I could look back on it and say I thought I was ready for New York City, and I wasn't. And it's something that I've got to live with." Noah…
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Kawhi will be the next great test of Toronto’s place in the NBA

Kawhi will be the next great test of Toronto’s place in the NBA

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How the best basketball players in the world answer this question governs the entire power structure of the NBA. No two players hold every team in the same regard, and the impressions of these teams fluctuate day to day. But it's not hard to identify which organizations can be found on the good list, which ones reside on the bad list and which are in between. Who can get an audience with the summer's marquee free agents? Who struggles to retain their homegrown stars? Which teams do the best players feel offer them the best chance to achieve their professional goals?nfl nike jerseys cheap china In fairness to the people who run these organizations, the playing field isn't level. They can't account for market appeal or championships won decades ago.…
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Thon Maker proud to be a Boomer, will play World Cup and Olympics

Thon Maker proud to be a Boomer, will play World Cup and Olympics

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Thon Maker says his heart will always be in South Sudan but he is proud to play for Australia at the Olympics and World Cup. Maker, an athletic 216cm tall forward/centre for the Milwaukee Bucks, has described how there were attempts to coax him to play international basketball for Team USA and Canada.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal But the 21-year-old rebuffed the US and Canadian interest because he wanted to show gratitude to Australia for accepting his family as refugees from war-torn Sudan when he was seven-years-old. "For me it was like giving back to Australia," Maker said in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Just to say thank you for taking me and my family in. I had a great life when I was over there; my family…
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LeBron James ‘battling’ when to defer and when to take over games

LeBron James ‘battling’ when to defer and when to take over games

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"That's the challenge of things I've been kind of battling with since the season started," James said after scoring 38 points in 38 minutes against Indiana, adding 9 rebounds and 7 assists. "How much do I defer and allow some of our young guys to kind of try to figure it out, and how much do I try to take over games? I think tonight was one of those instances where they looked at me and they wanted me to close the game."cheap official nike nfl jerseys He did just that, checking in with 7 minutes, 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter with the Lakers clinging to a four-point lead after leading by as many as 24 in the first half. With James leading the charge by scoring 12…
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Shaquille O’Neal: Giving ‘Superman’ nickname to Giannis Antetokounmpo

Shaquille O’Neal: Giving ‘Superman’ nickname to Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo might already have a nickname, but as Shaquille O'Neal has already shown, you can never have too many. In fact, O'Neal is ready to relinquish one of his favorites -- "Superman" -- and give it up "with honor and pleasure" to the "Greek Freak."cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys "I've never given my name up before, but I'm giving it to him. He's the new Superman. You heard it here first," O'Neal told The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio on Thursday. "I didn't hit no 3-pointer either, but he's dominating and that's what I like. He's dominating in the paint. You taking it to the hole. You throwing it down. You ain't shooting no flip shots. ... "And you know what? I don't want…
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Warriors on rare 4-game losing streak but not panicking

Warriors on rare 4-game losing streak but not panicking

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For the first time in the Steve Kerr era, the Golden State Warriors have lost four games in a row. The latest setback came Wednesday night in a 123-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, a game in which the Warriors never found a solid rhythm and struggled to close down the stretch yet again. It's the first time the Warriors have dropped four straight since Feb. 26-March 2, 2013, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The 450 games between those losing streaks is the fourth-longest such streak in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china "We just aren't scoring the ball well," Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. "It's tough for us to find the rim right now scoring it; 95 points, we don't…
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Thunder benefiting from Russell Westbrook doing it all instead of everything

Thunder benefiting from Russell Westbrook doing it all instead of everything

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Russell Westbrook disappeared, somewhere in the back of the locker room, reemerging with a blue dry-erase marker in one hand. He stood in front of the ceremonial Thunder postgame news conference whiteboard, and as he answered questions -- featuring a highly sarcastic self-aware "stat-padding" response when asked about his mindset in rebounding -- he turned completely around and started writing as he talked. If you know Westbrook, you can probably guess what he wrote -- his motto, the phrase he lives his life by both on and off the court: #whynot? He erased it, wrote it again double underlined, and kept answering questions about the Thunder's 109-104 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.nfl cheap nike jerseys Westbrook was sensational, finishing with 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting, eight assists…
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Kyrie Irving erupts for 43, says Celts need ‘aggressive’ mindset

Kyrie Irving erupts for 43, says Celts need ‘aggressive’ mindset

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Before this season began, the Celtics and Raptors were pegged as the teams most likely to square off in the Eastern Conference finals for the right to the throne that LeBron James and his former team had claimed for eight straight years. Then the season started. While the Raptors looked every bit like the team they were supposed to be, the Celtics struggled out of the gate, with a wheezing offense weighing them down. It looked like that would be the case again Friday night, as the Raptors took control through the first three quarters at TD Garden. Kyrie Irving, though, had other ideas.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china Irving finished with 43 points -- 23 of which came in the fourth quarter and overtime -- to go with 11…
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Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell on rough night: ‘I’ve got to be smart’

Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell on rough night: ‘I’ve got to be smart’

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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell was disgusted by his line in the box score Friday night. "I took 35 shots. That can't happen. Zero assists," Mitchell said after the Jazz's 113-107 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. "That's not who I am. That's not how I play. I know I'm still being aggressive, but I've got to be smart." Mitchell, who heard boos throughout the night from 76ers fans who backed Ben Simmons in last season's contentious NBA Rookie of the Year race, scored 31 points on 13-of-35 shooting in the loss.nfl nike jerseys cheap china According to ESPN Stats & Information, it's the first 35-shot, zero-assist outing in the NBA since Carmelo Anthony's 62-point performance for the New York Knicks in a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 24,…
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