Basketball Wiretap

Nicolas Batum Expected To Miss Remainder Of First Round

Apr 21, 2016 6:38 PM

Nicolas Batum is expected to miss the remainder of the Charlotte Hornets' first round series against the Miami Heat with a left ankle injury.

Batum underwent an X-ray on Thursday, which did not reveal a fracture.

Batum is unable to place weight on the foot.

The results of his MRI have yet to be released.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Dunc'd On: Monday's Games

Apr 19, 2016 5:08 AM

In-depth breakdown of all three Monday games (Dallas stunning OKC, and why Russ is just as responsible for the upset as KD and Donovan, Toronto beating Indiana and the Warriors taking down the Rockets) plus an update on Stephen Curry's injury. With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and  Danny Leroux of RealGM and the Sporting News     (@DannyLeroux).

 

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Stephen Curry Sits Game 2 With Right Ankle Injury

Apr 18, 2016 10:46 PM

Stephen Curry sat out Game 2 due to his injured right ankle.

Curry cut his usual warm-up routine short as he was hampered by the ankle.

Bob Myers was watching Curry from the nearby bench, and he quickly followed Curry up the tunnel to the locker room.

Steve Kerr earlier had said the Warriors would make a decision on Curry’s availability after he had a chance to warm up. He missed Sunday’s practice and also did not participate in Monday morning’s shootaround.

Kerr was asked how Curry was involved in the decision.

"We had a good conversation today before shoot-around and Steph is a very rational person. He’s easy to speak with. We kind of went over the different scenarios.

"He understands we have, first of all, his best interests at heart in his career. We know he had surgery on that ankle four years ago.

"So he’s got a lot of basketball ahead of him.

"There’s plenty of cases in the past where people played through stuff and it didn’t turn out so well. Grant Hill being the one that always jumps out at me.

"Whether that’s the same type of thing as this I don’t really know, but I do know we have to look after his health because the competitor that he is, he’s going to want to play."

The Warriors won the game 115-106.

Ron Kroichick/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

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Dunc'd On: Game 1s Of The First Round

Apr 18, 2016 3:06 AM

In-depth wrap-ups of seven playoff Game 1s (and a brief overview of the eighth, sorry Grizz fans), including what went right for the winners, what trends will hold through the rest of the series, what will regress to the mean, and the adjustments the losing teams can make for Game 2 with host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGM and the Sporting News (@DannyLeroux).

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Stephen Curry Questionable For Game 2 With Rolled Ankle

Apr 16, 2016 10:10 PM

Stephen Curry is questionable for Game 2 of the Golden State Warriors' first round series against the Houston Rockets after rolling his right ankle.

Curry tweaked the ankle late in the second quarter, immediately going to the locker room. Curry returned to the court after halftime but then went back to the locker room to get it retaped. Curry never returned to the game.

"As far as [Game 2 on] Monday, I'd say say Steph is questionable," Steve Kerr said. "We will see how he responds the next couple of days and go from there."

"Right now, don't see a scenario where I'll be out," Curry said at the postgame podium.

"Obviously, if it's not right and I'm at risk of further injury or whatnot, that's the only thing that we'll have to worry about," he said. "Pain tolerance and all that stuff, I kind of know what I can deal with on the court. But you don't want anything more serious to happen, favoring an ankle or whatnot. So that's what we'll kind of pay attention to the next two days."

Ethan Sherwood Strauss/ESPN

Tags: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Playoffs

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Chris Bosh Addresses Heat Before Playoffs Begin

Apr 16, 2016 1:36 PM

Chris Bosh addressed the Miami Heat on Friday as the playoffs are about to begin.

Bosh has been out since the All-Star break due to blood clots.

"Chris talked today to us, as a team," Dwyane Wade. "The biggest message is someone who lived for this moment, someone who envisioned these moments especially after last year, he doesn't have the ability to be in it."

Wade did not reveal everything Bosh said but quoted him as saying, "You guys have an opportunity to be out in the playoffs ... what I wouldn't do to be out there."

ESPN

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RealGM Radio: First Round Preview With Arturo Galletti

Apr 15, 2016 5:18 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of Basketball Numbers (@ArturoGalletti) preview each first round playoff series: Warriors/Rockets (2:58), Spurs/Grizzlies (8:25), Thunder/Mavericks (11:04), Clippers/Trail Blazers (13:51), Cavs/Pistons (21:05), Raptors/Pacers (27:27), Heat/Hornets (31:43) and Hawks/Celtics (37:23). They also discuss potential later round Eastern Conference series (45:05) and potential later round Western Conference series (51:09).

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Dunc'd On: First Round Playoff Preview

Apr 15, 2016 4:06 AM

In-depth previews on seven playoff series (and a brief overview of the eighth, sorry Grizz fans) to look at the matchups that will determine the outcomes and make our playoff picks.--with host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGM and the Sporting News (@DannyLeroux). 



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