December 2019 Basketball Wiretap

Bradley Beal Sits Out Second Straight Game With Leg Soreness

Dec 31, 2019 12:44 AM

Bradley Beal sat out the Washington Wizards' 123-105 win over the Miami Heat due to soreness in his right leg. 

It was the second straight game Beal missed.

Beal is expected to return to practice on Tuesday, according to the team. 


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Patrick Beverley Expected To Miss 'A Few Games' With Sprained Wrist

Dec 31, 2019 12:41 AM

Patrick Beverley is expected to miss several games after spraining his wrist against the Utah Jazz last Saturday.

X-rays revealed no break in Beverley's wrist. 

"We knew there was no break, but that doesn't mean he is going to be out or not," said Rivers following the game.

Beverley is averaging 8 points and 6 rebounds on the season.

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Skal Labissiere Out For 5-Game Road Trip, MRI Results Return Inconclusive

Dec 29, 2019 11:34 PM

An MRI on Skal Labissiere's knee returned inconclusive, the Portland Trail Blazers announced. Labissiere, who suffered the injury against the Lakers, will have a second MRI later this week.

Labissiere will miss the team's upcoming 5-game road trip.

The Blazers recalled Moses Brown from the Texas Legends. 

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James Harden To Miss Pelicans Game With Sprained Toe

Dec 29, 2019 7:28 PM

James Harden will sit out Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with a sprained toe.

It is the first game he'll miss this season.

"He probably could [play], but given the circumstances it's better that he doesn't. He's banged up a little bit," said Mike D'Antoni.

Russell Westbrook will also miss the game due to rest. 

The Rockets are 8-6 without Harden in the last 3 seasons. 

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Kyle Lowry Credits Raptors Mentality For Win Over Celtics: 'We've Got Pros'

Dec 29, 2019 12:18 PM

Kyle Lowry credited the professionalism of the Toronto Raptors following their 113-97 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

"We've got pros. We've got guys who don't care what people say. We've got guys that kind of just don't give a f--- and just go out there and work. ... We have guys that just don't care. We are going to go play. No matter what, where, how, we're going to go play," Lowry told Tim Bontemps of ESPN.

The Raptors lost to the Celtics at home on Christmas Day earlier in the week. They are currently playing without Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol, and Norm Powell.

The team have lost 103 games due to injury this season, tied for the 4th most in the NBA.

Lowry added that the Raptors are focused on peaking down the stretch.

"I think we learned last year to stay in that even-keeled and whatever happens, happens, and we'll figure it out. I think April, May and June -- that's when we really want to be our best team."

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Doc Rivers 'Concerned A Little Bit' By Patrick Beverley Wrist Injury

Dec 29, 2019 12:03 PM

Doc Rivers expressed concern over Patrick Beverley's wrist injury following the Los Angeles Clippers' 120-107 loss to the Utah Jazz.

Beverley hurt his wrist early in the 3rd quarter. X-rays revealed there was no break, though Rivers added that Beverley could still miss games.

"We knew there was no break, but that doesn't mean he is going to be out or not. It could be a bruise, it could be anything. He clearly felt like he could not even grab the ball, so that is not a good sign. I'm concerned a little bit about what the injury is, if it's an injury, if it's just a one-game thing -- hopefully it's that," said Rivers.

Rivers added that the Clippers were also down due to the flu, with Montrezl Harrell leaving the arena before the game after feeling sick. 

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Marvin Bagley To Miss 'Next Few Games' With Foot Sprain

Dec 28, 2019 11:31 PM

Marvin Bagley will be out for the next few games with a midfoot sprain, according to the Sacramento Kings.

Bagley suffered the injury during the Kings' overtime loss to the Wolves on Thursday.

Bagley is averaging 13.6 points and 6.5 rebounds on the season.

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LeBron James To Play Against Blazers

Dec 28, 2019 8:15 PM

LeBron James will play against the Portland Trail Blazers despite suffering a groin injury.

James re-aggravated the injury against the Clippers on Christmas Day.

It is not known whether James will play in the second half of the back-to-back against the Mavs on Sunday.

The Lakers are currently on a 4-game losing streak. 

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Bradley Beal To Miss Knicks Game, Day-To-Day With Soreness In Leg

Dec 28, 2019 8:01 PM

Bradley Beal will miss the Washington Wizards Saturday night game against the New York Knicks due to soreness in his leg.

Beal, who suffered the injury against the Pistons, had a streak of 194 consecutive games played.

Scott Brooks appeared unconcerned by the injury.

"Hopefully, he'll be back next game, but don't know that. Day-to-day from today. He feels better today.''


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Marcus Smart Available After Missing 8 Games With Eye Infection

Dec 28, 2019 6:12 PM

Marcus Smart is set to make his Boston Celtics return after sitting out the previous 8 games with an eye infection that spread to both eyes.

"I thought I was going to go blind for a while. I think it was the worst case of viral conjunctivitis that they've seen," said Smart before the Celtics game against the Raptors on Christmas.

Smart is averaging 11.8 points and 4.6 assists this season.


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Giannis Antetokounmpo To Miss 2nd Straight Game Due To Back Soreness


LeBron James To Go Through Game-Day Routine, Remains Questionable Versus Blazers

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No Dialogue Between Jrue Holiday, David Griffin Over Potential Trade

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De'Aaron Fox Day-To-Day With Back Spasms, Marvin Bagley To Be Re-Evaluated On Saturday


Trae Young To Miss At Least 1 Game With Sprained Ankle


Mike Conley Likely Out Multiple Additional Weeks With Hamstring Strain

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Caris LeVert Playing 5-On-5, 'Getting Closer' To Nets Return

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Bradley Beal Leaves Game With Soreness In Lower Leg


Nets 'Still In Rehab Process' With Kyrie Irving, Not Considering Surgery

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Pelicans Trying To Tweak How Zion Williamson Walks, Runs

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Luke Kennard Out At Least Two Weeks With Knee Tendinitis

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Zion Williamson Expected To Return To Practice Shortly After New Year's

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LeBron James Could Miss Multiple Games With Groin Injury

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LeBron James, Anthony Davis Questionable For Christmas Game Versus Clippers

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Max Strus Suffers Torn ACL In G League Showcase

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MRI On Eric Paschall's Knee Returns Clean, Remains Questionable For Monday Game

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Steph Curry Rejoins Warriors, Could Start Traveling With Team

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Kawhi Leonard Ruled Out For Thunder Game

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Luka Doncic Could Return On Thursday Versus Spurs

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Matisse Thybulle To Be Re-Evaluated In 2 Weeks With Knee Injury

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