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Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers got knocked to the floor after a foul by the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. (Image: Rick Bowmer/AP)

Dame Down: Blazers Damian Lillard Out 2 Weeks with Lower Ab Issue

Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers will miss at least 10 days, and probably two weeks, with a lower abdominal tendinopathy injury. Lillard initially suffered the injury leading up to the Tokyo Olympics. He aggravated the area, located just above the groin, over the weekend. Lillard sat out one […]

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo plays through a thumb injury against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. (Image: Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Miami Heat Injury Report: Bam Adebayo Out 4-6 Weeks (Thumb Surgery)

The Miami Heat got a bit of bad news on Wednesday after finding out that All-Star center Bam Adebayo will undergo surgery to repair ligament damage in his thumb after he suffered an injury against the Denver Nuggets earlier in the week. An MRI revealed that Adebayo tore the ulnar […]

Kemba Walker is a fan favorite with the New York Knicks, but his poor defense cost him his starting job. (Image: Getty)

NY Knicks and Thibs Bench a Struggling Kemba Walker

The New York Knicks added Kemba Walker in free agency, but he’s struggled since his arrival — as have the Knicks — so head coach Tom Thibodeau benched him to revitalize the stagnant team. The Knicks secured the #4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last season, but after the […]

LeBron James from the LA Lakers only appeared in 11 of 22 games this season. (Image: Roy Connors/AP)

LeBron James Enters COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James tested positive for COVID-19 and entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols. LeBron missed Tuesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings. The Lakers opened as a -3.5 favorite against the Kings in Sacramento, but early money on the Lakers moved the line as high […]

A parlay card had won four football games in NFL Week 4 betting, but LeBron James and the Lakers killed the card when the team couldn’t cover the first half spread against Miami Heat. (Image: Getty)

Fenway Sports Group Pays $900M for Pittsburgh Penguins Majority Stake

Fenway Sports Group (FSG) plans to take a majority stake in the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. The deal, which still needs NHL owners’ approval, is reportedly valued at $900 million. The Penguins will join Fenway Sports’ portfolio of teams that include the Boston Red Sox, the Salem Red Sox, Liverpool FC, […]

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns dribbles away from Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2021 NBA Finals. (Image: Christian Peterson/Getty)

NBA Hot Teams: Bucks Upswing, Warriors/Suns Double Showdown

After a slow start, the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks won seven games in a row, while out West, the Golden State Warriors saw their seven-game winning streak overshadowed by the Phoenix Suns, who have now won 16 in a row. The Suns and Warriors meet twice this week, including on […]

Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets has been playing through a nagging wrist injury this season. (Image: Bart Young/Getty)

NBA Skid Marks: Denver, Orlando, Detroit, OKC Stuck in Losing Streaks

Four NBA teams are desperate to end a losing streak this week after the Oklahoma City Thunder lost five games in a row, while the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, and Denver Nuggets each lost six consecutive games. The Denver Nuggets are the biggest surprise considering that they were a playoff […]

Joel Embiid from the Philadelphia 76ers passes when the Minnesota Timberwolves attempt to double team him. (INSERT: Getty)

NBA High Guys: Joel Embiid Returns with 42 Points After Beating COVID

Joel Embiid scored 42 points for the Philadelphia 76ers in a double-overtime loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which spoiled his return after missing nine games with a nasty bout of COVID-19. Embiid scored 42 points in 45 minutes of action. He shot 12-for-23 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from 3-point […]

The Phoenix Suns are off to their best start in 12 season and unleashed their best winning streak in 15 seasons. (Image: Suzanne Greenburg)

Hot Teams: Phoenix Suns Win 13 Games in a Row

After a 1-2 start, the Phoenix Suns (14-3) are the hottest team in the NBA with a 13-game winning streak. They almost caught up with the Golden State Warriors (15-2) atop of the Western Conference, and currently occupy the #2 seed in the West. The Suns held off the San […]

Detroit Pistons coaches and an NBA official attempt to hold back Isaiah Stewart after LeBron James from the Lakers caught him with an elbow to the face. (Image: Carlos Osorio/AP)

NBA Suspends LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart After Palace Spat

The NBA issued a one-game suspension to Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James after he bloodied Isaiah Stewart from the Detroit Pistons with an elbow to his face and Stewart went berserk. The Lakers visit the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, but LeBron will miss Tuesday night’s game […]

Houston Rockets big man Alperen Sengun gets his shot stuffed by Mitchell Robinson from the New York Knicks at MSG in New York City. (Image: Noah K. Murray/AP)

Bad Teams: Houston Rockets Losing Streak Reaches 14 in Row

The Houston Rockets started the season 1-1, but have since lost 14 games in a row. They extended their losing streak over the weekend after blowing a fourth-quarter lead against the New York Knicks. The Rockets saw their away record drop to 0-10 this season. Dating back to last season, […]

Luke Walton on the sideline while coaching the Sacramento Kings earlier this season. (Image: Tyler Kaufman/AP)

Sacramento Kings Fire Head Coach Luke Walton After 6-11 Start

Luke Walton didn’t last a month into the new NBA season before the Sacramento Kings fired him as their head coach after a 6-11 start. The Kings promoted associate head coach Alvin Gentry as their interim head coach. Since joining the Kings at the start of the 2018-19 season, Walton […]

Milwaukee Bucks big man Giannis 'Greek Freak' Antetokounmpo shoots over Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers during a victory at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. (Image: Jeff Hanisch/USA Today Sports)

NBA High Guys: Greek Freak Torches Lakers for 47 Points (VIDEO)

Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for 47 points last night in a 109-102 victory. Antetokounmpo scored his highest total through the first 15 games of the season. It’s also the most points he’s erupted for since putting up 50 points against the Phoenix Suns in […]

Evan Mobley, center from the Cleveland Cavs and one of the rookie of the year candidates, drives to the hoop against the Boston Celtics. (Image: Getty)

Rookie of Year Candidate Evan Mobley Out 2-4 Weeks with Elbow Injury

The Cleveland Cavaliers will miss rookie Evan Mobley for anywhere from two to four weeks while he recovers from an elbow injury. Mobley suffered a ligament sprain in his right elbow against the Boston Celtics on Monday evening when the rookie got tangled up with Enes Kanter. “It wasn’t a […]

Nikola Vucevic from the Chicago Bulls drives the baseline against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Arena. (Image: Getty)

Chicago Bulls Center Nikola Vucevic Tests Positive for COVID

The Chicago Bulls (8-3) are tied for the best record in the Eastern Conference, but they’ll be without big man Nickola Vucevic after he tested positive for COVID-19. Vucevic is expected to miss 10 days of action due to the NBA’s COVID health and safety protocol. That means he’ll miss […]