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[November 29, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange) - Los
Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin could be sidelined for
two months while recovering from a sprained MCL in his left knee,
according to an ESPN report Tuesday.
Griffin, 28, sustained the injury in the fourth quarter of Monday
night's game against the rival Los Angeles Lakers. Examinations
revealed no structural damage in Griffin's knee, per ESPN.
Griffin had 26 points, 11 rebounds and six assists over 36 minutes
in the Clippers' 120-115 victory against the Lakers before exiting
with the injury.
The Golden State Warriors are hoping to have at least one star
player back from injury when they open a six-game road trip against
the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Wednesday.
Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each sat out a 110-106 loss to the
visiting Sacramento Kings on Monday. Curry has a bruised right hand
and Durant has been dealing with a sprained left ankle.
Former NBA player Ben Gordon was arrested on a felony robbery charge
in Los Angeles, the latest in a string of incidents over the past
Gordon, 34, allegedly punched the manager of a downtown Los Angeles
apartment complex on Saturday and pulled a knife. Gordon took money
from the man that he said was his security deposit.
Gordon was arrested on Saturday and released Tuesday on $50,000
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Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) reacts during the second half
against the Brooklyn Nets at FedExForum. Brooklyn Nets defeats the
Memphis Grizzlies 99-88. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY
Memphis Grizzlies star Marc Gasol insists he had nothing to do with
the firing of coach David Fizdale, which occurred one day after
Gasol was furious that he was benched for the fourth quarter of the
team's eighth consecutive loss.
In fact, Gasol said he was surprised by the timing of the move and
didn't know about the firing until after the decision was made.
Memphis general manager Chris Wallace said the firing of the
second-year coach was due to the team being underachievers and not
related to the rift between Fizdale and Gasol.
Phoenix Suns center Alex Len admittedly is frustrated with his
recent lack of playing time.
"I want to be out there, and I want to compete," the 7-foot-1 Len
told AZCentral.com after sitting out two of the Suns' last three
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