Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari left Wednesday’s game with sore knee

The Denver Nuggets lost to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday by the score of 120-112. Wilson Chandler lead the Nuggets with 19 points in the losing effort. The loss dropped the Nuggets to 7-8, second in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, Danilo Gallinari left the game after playing just nine minutes of action with a sore left knee.  Howcheng via Wikimedia CommonsChris Dempsey, who covers the Nuggets for the Denver Post, tweeted the following on Gallinari’s injury last night.Danilo Gallinari has left knee soreness and will not return to this game #Nuggets— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) November 27, 2014Gallinari is coming off a torn ACL and reconstructive surgery in January. His knee soreness is in the same knee, so there may be cause for concern. At this point there is no indication if Gallinari will miss any games. Should he be unable to play against the Suns on Friday, expect Chandler and Alonzo Gee to see the bulk of the minutes at small forward. Gallinari, in his sixth NBA season, is averaging

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Bucks’ Jabari Parker Gets Left Hanging by Ref, Ends Up Shaking His Own Hand

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is just a rookie, but he knows how to recover from a rough moment like a seasoned veteran.

As the clock wound down in the Bucks’ 103-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Parker went to shake a referee’s hand. However, the ref was all business.

Luckily, the first-year player was able to think quickly and shook his own hand. Crisis averted.

Parker had 11 points and seven rebounds in the game.


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Kobe Bryant Tries to Be Hero, Air-Balls Deep 3 with 6 Seconds Left on Shot Clock

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has dealt with some serious injuries over the past couple of seasons, but his confidence has clearly not taken a hit.

With plenty of time left on the shot clock against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, Kobe decided to pull up for a three-pointer from 35 feet away. Not surprisingly, the shot was just a bit short.

Kobe finished with 17 points on 6-of-22 shooting as the Lakers went on to lose, 140-106, moving to 3-10 on the year.


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Grizzlies’ Courtney Lee Makes Buzzer-Beater Layup to Beat Kings with .3 Left

The Sacramento Kings had this game won. Trailing the Memphis Grizzlies, 109-108, with six seconds left, the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins hit two free throws. After Memphis’ Zach Randolph missed a seven-foot jumper, Ben McLemore came down with the rebound. The Grizzlies fouled McLemore, who had an opportunity to further secure the win. He missed both free throws, and Randolph grabbed the rebound. 

.3 seconds left.

No way it could be done. No chance the Grizzlies could score with that little time remaining, and a long inbounds pass coming. No way they could stage a 28-9 comeback run over the last eight minutes to win the game.

So much for that.

Final: Grizzlies 111, Kings 110.


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Marcus Smart Leaves Game On Stretcher After Left Leg Injury (GIF)

BOSTON — A promising young rookie season took a major hit Friday when Celtics guard Marcus Smart was forced to leave the game with a lower left injury.
Smart drove to the hoop on a fastbreak in the fourth quarter when Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price corralled him around the arms and yanked Smart to the ground. Replays showed Smart’s left ankle bend violently, and he immediately grabbed his left shin.
The severity of Smart’s injury was not immediately known.
GIF: Marcus Smart rolls left ankle— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 08, 2014
He remained on the ground for several minutes, in obvious pain, before a stretcher was finally brought out to cart him off.
Doctors attending to Marcus Smart (CSN screenshot)— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) November 08, 2014
Teammates surrounded Smart in concern. Jared Sullinger and Evan Turner both directed long stares toward the Pacers bench while Smart was being attended to by Celtics medical staff.
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Durant: I left Team USA because of Paul George injury

It was more than fatigue that led Kevin Durant to withdraw from Team USA this past summer.
The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar somewhat unexpectedly pulled out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, citing physical and mental exhaustion as his reasons for not playing in Spain, but it appears the horrific injury Paul George suffered played a large factor in his decision.
In his upcoming HBO Sports documentary “The Offseason: Kevin Durant”  which will premiere Tuesday at 10 p.m., he reveals that watching George break his right leg during a Team USA scrimmage rattled him and influenced him to withdraw, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
“It took everything out of me seeing that,” Durant told friend Randy Williams and a Nike executive at his camp, per the Washington Post. “Everything I had to play for Team USA, that injury stripped it away from me.”
Durant admitted that it “didn’t feel right” to play following the injury to George, adding that although he termed it a “freak accident

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Durant admits he left Team USA because of Paul George injury

Tonight, Kevin Durant’s documentary “The Offseason” airs exclusively on HBO, where it will include some footage of what KD’s been up to since the Thunder’s season ended. We’ll probably see things like landing a lucrative shoe deal with Nike, his […]

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Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb, leaves preseason game against Hornets



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Wizards’ Bradley Beal needs left wrist surgery (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 06: Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards shoots over Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls during a preseason game at the United Center on October 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal will need surgery on his left wrist and it’s not clear yet how long he’ll be sidelined.

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Thunder rookie McGary has broken bone in left foot

Thunder rookie forward Mitch McGary has broken bone in left foot, expected to miss 6 weeks



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