Kevin Durant to return tonight

Kevin Durant has been out all season after foot surgery but comes back just in time for the Thunder.

      
 

 

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Kevin Durant to make season debut tonight

Well, that was quick. Russell Westbrook only had one game to shine before being bumped down to second fiddle again in Oklahoma City, as Kevin Durant is set to make his season debut tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans. While Westbrook was able to hit the ground running due to only recovering from a broken
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Kevin Durant will return tonight

Durant has been out all season after foot surgery

      
 

 

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Raptors Injury Update: Tyler Hansbrough could return tonight against the Mavericks

The Toronto Raptors head into Friday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks coming off a 126-115 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Three Raptors scored over 20 points, lead by DeMar DeRozan’s 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the floor. At 13-2, the Raptors sit on top in the Atlantic Division. The Raptors have been without Tyler Hansbrough, but he might return tonight from his shoulder injury.Yzukerman via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to the Fantasy Alarm Twitter account,News Alarm: Tyler Hansbrough (C – Tor) Tyler Hansbrough (shoulder) practiced on Thursday and could play on Friday.— Fantasy Alarm (@FantasyAlarm) November 27, 2014Should Hansbrough return tonight, Patrick Patterson and James Johnson could see their playing time diminished coming off the bench. Hansbrough, in his sixth NBA season out of North Carolina, is averaging 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game this season. The veteran power forward has played for the Pacers and Raptors and has career averages of 7.9 p

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Warriors Injury Update: David Lee will not play tonight, likely ‘out’ until December

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday by the score of 91-86. The win improved the Warriors to 10-2, first in the Pacific Division. Marreese Speights lead the Warriors with 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting in 28 minutes off the bench. The Warriors continue to impress, despite the absence of David Lee, who will be out again tonight against the Heat and likely out until next month. By nikk_la via Wikimedia CommonsI reported on November 21 that Lee, who has only played a quarter of the first game before aggravating a hamstring injury, was hoping to return this week.Ira Winderman, who covers the Miami Heat for South Florida Sun Sentinel, confirmed Lee’s status with this tweet.David Lee remains out, with Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa listed as questionable for Warriors Tue. vs. Heat due to injuries sustained Sunday— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) November 24, 2014Rusty Simmons of SFGate noted that Lee is making progress in his recovery from a left hamstring injury, but isn’t sure wh

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Bulls Injury Update: Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler are listed as “probable” for tonight

Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls have already been dealing with injuries through the early NBA season, but they are all listed as “probable” for tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic. So far, the Bulls have yet to play a game with an entirely healthy roster.Deja Vu as Early Injuries cause @NBA upheaval. Season over @ChicagoBulls @OKCThunder? #NBA #sports #debate http://t.co/xL45NH0YJ2— Dan Salem (@thedansalem) November 3, 2014Both Rose and Gibson missed Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after suffering ankle injuries opening night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to NBC Sports. Additionally, Jimmy Butler sat out the first two games with a sprained thumb.Bulls say Derrick Rose (ankles sprains), Jimmy Butler (thumb) and Taj Gibson (ankle) are probable tomorrow versus Orlando.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) November 3, 2014Gibson spoke about his injury on Monday:It just swelled up. It was already in…

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Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge ruled out tonight against Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldrdige will miss his second straight game due to a bruised back, according to CSN Bay Area.As reported on Thursday morning, Aldridge got injured in Wednesday’s game against the Spurs. The injury occurred when he drove to the basket for a running hook shot and collided with Aron Baynes. Aldridge landed on the floor – back first and was in severe pain. He then exited the game immediately with the help of his fellow teammates, and did not return.Jonathan Ferrey/Getty ImagesWithout Aldridge, Portland beat the Pelicans 111-103 on Friday night. Forward Dorell Wright started in Aldridge’s place and had a respectable night, going for 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes. Expect Wright to get the nod again tonight against the Warriors.Aldridge’s status remains day-to-day, but for the past few days he has been on crutches and getting around in a wheelchair. Portland is currently fifth in the Western Conference with a re…

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Heat’s Greg Oden ruled out tonight against Wizards

Miami Heat center Greg Oden will not suit up tonight against the Wizards due to precautionary reasons according to J. Michael on Twitter. Oden played yesterday against the Bulls, and it is part of Miami’s plan to keep their center from playing back-to-back nights.The Heat lost yesterday to in Bulls in overtime, and are now on a three-game losing streak. Without Oden in the lineup, Chris Anderson will play extra minutes at the center position off the bench. Against Chicago, Anderson had one of his better games of the season, he played 33 minutes adding 13 rebounds and six blocks.Issac Baldizon/Getty ImagesOden has played in 16 games this season, he is averaging 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game.Miami now has a four-game homestand and will be looking to build up some momentum as the Indiana Pacers continue to struggle.The Heat sit second in the Eastern Conference with a record of 43-17, a game and a half behind the Pacers

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WATCH: LeBron, Jimmy Fallon do ‘Tonight Show’ ’80s-style rap video

So Jimmy Fallon continues to roll out the big guests (and lean heavily on them, according to some). Tonight featured Lebron James making an appearance to play some wastepaper basketball with Jimmy in a throwback to some 1980s training video PSA nightmare. The tune itself reminds me of The Lonely Island’s “We Like Sportz,” so that’s a plus. I just sort of wish that c*nthole Steve was around to absorb abuse. I guess I’ll have to accept Fallon’s office boss as a proper stand in for verbal attack, but it’s going to be hard. (Via The Tonight Show)

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Marshall Henderson could set SEC record tonight

Henderson is aiming to become the SEC’s all-time leader in consecutive games with a three

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