August 2020 Basketball Wiretap

Luka Doncic Expected To Play In Game 6, Patrick Beverley Remains Out

Aug 30, 2020 2:14 PM

Luka Doncic, Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Trey Burke are all expected to play in game 6 for the Dallas Mavericks.

Kristaps Porzingis is out for the first round. 

Patrick Beverley remains out for the Clippers due to a calf injury.

The Clippers are up 3-2 in the series. 

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Kyle Lowry Available For Game 1 Against Celtics

Aug 30, 2020 11:42 AM

Kyle Lowry is available for game 1 of the Toronto Raptors' series against the Boston Celtics.

Lowry suffered a sprained ankle in game 4 against the Nets after stepping on Chris Chiozza's foot. 

Lowry practiced on Saturday, with Nick Nurse observing that he "looked okay."

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Gary Harris Set To Return For Game 6

Aug 30, 2020 11:30 AM

Garry Harris is planning on returning to the Denver Nuggets lineup for game 6, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Harris, who has been out the entire series due to a strained hip, has made "significant progress" in recent workouts.

The Jazz currently lead the series 3-2. 

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Patrick Beverley Upgraded To Questionable For Game 6

Aug 29, 2020 8:40 PM

Patrick Beverley has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

Beverley has missed the last four games of the series with a strained calf. 

The Clippers are currently up 3-2 against the Mavs.

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Mavs Leave Door Open For Possible Kristaps Porzingis Return

Aug 29, 2020 12:28 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are leaving the door open for Kristaps Porzingis to possibly return to the team should they upset the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Mavs are currently down 3-2 in the series. 

Porzingis has been ruled out for the first round due to a lateral meniscus tear of his right knee.

Porzingis is currently undergoing PRP injections as part of his treatment plan. 

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Kyle Lowry Probable For Game 1 Versus Celtics

Aug 29, 2020 12:22 PM

Kyle Lowry has been upgraded to probable for game 1 against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Lowry practiced with the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

Nick Nurse said that Lowry "looked okay" during the practice. 

Lowry was diagnosed with a sprained ankle earlier this week.

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Russell Westbrook To Play In Game 5 Against Thunder

Aug 29, 2020 1:16 AM

Russell Westbrook reportedly looked "as explosive as ever" during an intrasquad scrimmage, sources told Tim MacMahon and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Rockets confirmed that Westbrook will return for game 5 against the Thunder. 

Westbrook has been out since August 11th due to a strained muscle in his quad.

Mike D'Antoni said that Westbrook will likely be under a minutes restriction. 

"I'm sure he'll have time restraints. We have not talked about that at all, and that won't be discussed until tomorrow. I'm planning on it, but you never know, and Russ will be hard to hold down. I'm sure he's anxious and ready to roll."

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Kristaps Porzingis Ruled Out Of First Round With Torn Meniscus

Aug 28, 2020 5:53 PM

Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out for the remainder of the first round with a lateral meniscus tear of his right knee.

Porzingis suffered the injury in Game 1 of the Dallas Mavericks' first round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Porzingis played in Games 2 and 3 with the injury.

Treatment options for Porzingis are currently being explored. 

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Aaron Gordon Leaves Bubble Due To Hamstring Injury

Aug 28, 2020 1:48 AM

Aaron Gordon has left the bubble due to a strained hamstring, the Orlando Magic announced on Thursday.

Gordon suffered the injury during an August 5th loss against the Raptors, and has not played since.

Gordon averaged 14.4 points and 7.7 rebounds on the season.

The Magic are currently down 3-1 to the Bucks. 

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Damian Lillard To Leave Orlando Bubble To Receive Further Examination On Knee Injury

Aug 27, 2020 1:03 AM

Damian Lillard will leave the Orlando bubble and return to Portland for further examination on his right knee.

Lillard suffered a knee sprain in game four against the Lakers.

Lillard's availability to return to the bubble is currently unknown.

The Blazers are down 3-1 in their first round series against the Lakers. 

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Marcus Morris Denies Purposely Stepping On Luka Doncic's Ankle During Game 5 Win

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Damian Lillard Out For Game 5 With Right Knee Sprain

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Kristaps Porzingis Ruled Out For Game 5

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Jimmy Butler Has 'Soft-Tissue' Injury In Shoulder, No MRI Currently Scheduled

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MRI On Damian Lillard's Knee Returns Inconclusive, Will Undergo Second MRI On Tuesday

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Kristaps Porzingis Will Be Game-Time Decision For Game 5, MRI Negative

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Kyle Lowry Diagnosed With Left Ankle Sprain

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Kyle Lowry To Undergo MRI On Arch Of Left Foot

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Luka Doncic to Play In Game 4 Against Clippers

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Patrick Beverley To Miss Game 4 With Calf Injury

Marc Stein/The New York Times

Gordon Hayward Leaves Bubble, Will Return When Ankle Heals

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MRI On Luka Doncic's Sprained Ankle Shows 'Nothing Alarming,' Will Be Game-Time Decision

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Luka Doncic Listed As Questionable For Game 4, MRI Shows 'Nothing Alarming'

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Michael Carter-Williams, Aaron Gordon To Miss Game 3

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Terry Stotts Says Damian Lillard Will Play In Game 3

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Luka Doncic To Undergo MRI On Sprained Left Ankle On Saturday

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Derrick White Undergoes Surgery On Toe

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Zach Collins Out For Season With Ankle Surgery

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Damian Lillard Dislocates Left Finger, X-Rays Return Negative

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Doc Rivers Says He Doesn't 'Have Any Sense' Of Patrick Beverley Return

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