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  • The Denver Nuggets carry their modest 2 game winning streak to Tobacco Road tonight with a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Hornets are also riding a 2 game winning streak, their longest of the season thus far but both teams come into this game banged up.  The Nuggets will […] ... read more...
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  • Sacramento, Calif. • Alec Burks is back. After a two-game absence — and a handful of physicians’ opinions on his left shoulder — the Jazz shooting guard will be in the starting lineup tonight as Utah tries to snap an eight-game losing streak against the Sacramento Kings. “Get him back in there. He’s ready to go,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. Burks got four different opinions... read more...
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  • John Wall attended and spoke at Miyah Telemaque-Nelson’s funeral Saturday morning before the Washington Wizards practiced at Verizon Center. Wall befriended Telemaque-Nelson last season, a few months after she was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma. She died on Dec. 8 at the age of six. That same night an emotional Wall led the Wizards to a triple-overtime [&#... read more...
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  • Derrick Favors traveled with the Jazz to Washington, D.C., Saturday a day after spraining his right ankle against the Miami Heat. Favors jumped to block a shot with about 2 minutes to play in the first quarter Friday against the Heat and landed awkward. He was slow to get off the ground before limping to the locker room. X-rays on Favors’ ankle were negative, but he left the arena with a... read more...
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  • Jeremy Evans sprained his left ankle during practice Friday, so the seldom-used substitute’s availability is questionable for Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Coming off his most productive season in the NBA, the fifth-year Utah Jazz forward hasn’t been a part of new coach Quin Snyder’s rotation, even dating back to the preseason. Evans has only seen 13 minut... read more...
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  • On Friday night, Nene posted his best performance since coming back from a five-game absence because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot earlier this month. He posted 20 crucial points on 8-for-10 shooting in 26 minutes off the bench, as the Wizards came back to beat the Miami Heat on the road. The showing indicated […]... read more...
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  • A memorable stretch for John Wall has concluded with the point guard being named Eastern Conference player of the week after leading the Washington Wizards to a 4-0 record from Dec. 8 through Dec. 14. Wall averaged 18.3 points, a league-best 11.8 assists, five rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks over the four games and was […]... read more...
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  • Sacramento, Calif. • Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and won’t play Monday night, according to the team. “Cousins’ symptoms are stable and a full recovery is expected, however the Kings medical staff recommends further rest before demands of an NBA schedule can be tolerate,” a team release stated. “He will continue to monitored daily, wit... read more...
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  • For nearly two weeks, Paul Pierce has dealt with lingering pain in his right big toe. He had the toe stepped on during the Washington Wizards’ win over the Los Angeles Lakers Dec. 3 and exited the game in the third quarter. Pierce didn’t miss more time, but the discomfort persisted. He was held out […]... read more...
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  • Alec Burks’ shoulder has been a source of some concern since even before he became a member of the Utah Jazz in June 2011. In a pre-draft workout with the Milwaukee Bucks, Burks was injured and it caused him to miss a scheduled workout with Charlotte. The Jazz were aware of an issue when they took Burks with the 12th overall pick that summer and so they quickly went to work on him. “We... read more...
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  • By Jenni Carlson, Staff WriterFirst came everyone’s new favorite MVP candidate, Anthony Davis. Now comes the guy who schooled Davis just the other day, LaMarcus Aldridge. And in a couple days awaits the greatest power forward of all time, Tim Duncan. This is quite a stretch of head-to-head matchups for Serge Ibaka, but if the first round of Power Forward... read more...
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  • MIAMI — The Washington Wizards eked out their sixth straight win Friday night with a comeback road victory over the Miami Heat to improve to 19-6, but Paul Pierce, the Wizards’ resident sage, was not thrilled with his team’s performance and cautioned that Washington must limit lapses. The Heat was without all-star center Chris Bosh […]... read more...
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