Basketball : NBA 2016/2017


LA Clipp. 18.1.17
Paul needs thumb surgery

Chris Paul will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The veteran point guard was injured on a first-half play involving Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook in Monday's victory. Paul is averaging 17.5 points, 9.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds, and leads the NBA with 2.25 steals per game.

The Clippers are 7-0 in 2017, equaling their best start to a calendar year since 1974. They've done it without star forward Blake Griffin, who is likely to be back next week after recovering from right knee surgery. Griffin was averaging 21.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists before having arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee in December.

LA Clipp. 17.1.17
Chris Paul sprains left thumb

Clippers guard Chris Paul has sprained his left thumb against the Oklahoma City Thunder. A team spokesman for Los Angeles says Paul got hurt in the second quarter Monday night and won't return. Paul had eight points, six assists and three rebounds in 13 minutes. The star point guard already has missed seven games this season with hamstring injuries.

Brooklyn 16.1.17
Lin still out for Nets

Jeremy Lin remains sidelined for the Brooklyn Nets Sunday against the Houston Rockets. Lin, the first American-born NBA player of Taiwanese descent, was still suffering from a strained hamstring that has been plaguing him all season and has limited him to 12 games in his first season with the Nets.

New Orl. 13.1.17
Davis out with bruised left hip

Anthony Davis sat out Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets because of an injured left hip. The New Orleans star bruised his hip in the Pelicans' 110-96 win over the New York Knicks on Monday. He participated in pregame warmups in Brooklyn, but didn't shoot. Davis is second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 29.1 points. He is sixth with more than 12 rebounds per game.

New Orl. 12.1.17
Davis listed as questionable

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis (hip) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. X-rays came back negative on Davis' hip after he hurt it on Monday, and head coach Alvin Gentry was non-committal on Davis' status for Thursday.

San Ant. 11.1.17
Aldridge out Tuesday vs. Bucks

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge sat out Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but he isn't expected to be out long, as he is just dealing with the stomach flu. In his second season with the Spurs, Aldridge is averaging 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent. San Antonio will next host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

New Orl. 10.1.17
Rose misses game for unknown reason

Derrick Rose missed the New York Knicks' loss to New Orleans on Monday night for reasons that remained unclear. The Knicks would not comment on Rose's whereabouts or anything else about his absence, though center Joakim Noah said after the game that he had spoken to Rose, and his longtime Chicago teammate was OK. Rose practiced with the team during its morning shootaround, and coach Jeff Hornacek gave no indication shortly before the game that the point guard would not be available.

Milwaukee 9.1.17
Antetokounmpo out due to illness

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out Sunday's game against the Washington Wizard because of an illness. Antetokounmpo, who practiced Saturday, has played in all 35 games for the Bucks this season and has missed just three over the last two seasons. The 22-year-old is averaging 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.9 steals per game.

Cleveland 8.1.17
Cavs acquire Korver

The Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade with Atlanta for Kyle Korver, one of the league's best 3-point shooters. The Cavs sent forward Mike Dunleavy, guard Mo Williams, cash and a protected future first-round draft pick to the Hawks for Korver. The 35-year-old Korver is expected to help Cleveland offset the loss of J.R. Smith, who will be out until April after suffering a complex thumb fracture and undergoing surgery.

Charlotte 6.1.17
Zeller out thursday vs. Pistons

Center Cody Zeller sat out Thursday's game at Detroit after he took an elbow to the head in the fourth quarter of Charlotte's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Zeller has been going through the NBA's concussion protocol and did not play Monday at Chicago or Wednesday against Oklahoma City. He is averaging 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks and shooting 59.5 percent from the field.

Atlantic Division
1Toronto68.328-13 (41)
2Boston63.426-15 (41)
3New York42.918-24 (42)
4Philadel.33.313-26 (39)
5Brooklyn19.58-33 (41)
Central Division
1Cleveland72.529-11 (40)
2Indiana52.521-19 (40)
3Milwaukee50.020-20 (40)
4Chicago48.821-22 (43)
5Detroit44.219-24 (43)
Southeast Division
1Atlanta58.524-17 (41)
2Washing.52.521-19 (40)
3Charlotte48.820-21 (41)
4Orlando39.517-26 (43)
5Miami28.612-30 (42)
Southwest Division
1San Ant.78.032-9 (41)
2Houston72.732-12 (44)
3Memphis58.125-18 (43)
4New Orl.38.116-26 (42)
5Dallas34.114-27 (41)
Northwest Division
1Utah62.827-16 (43)
2Oklahoma58.125-18 (43)
3Denver42.517-23 (40)
4Portland41.918-25 (43)
5Minnesota33.314-28 (42)
Pacific Division
1Gold. St.85.435-6 (41)
2LA Clipp.67.429-14 (43)
3Sacram.40.016-24 (40)
4LA Lakers32.615-31 (46)
5Phoenix31.713-28 (41)

last results

17.1Miami - Houston109 : 103
17.1Brooklyn - Toronto109 : 119
17.1Chicago - Dallas98 : 99
17.1San Ant. - Minnesota122 : 114
17.1LA Lakers - Denver121 : 127
16.1Boston - Charlotte108 : 98
16.1New York - Atlanta107 : 108
16.1Washing. - Portland120 : 101
16.1Indiana - New Orl.98 : 95
16.1Milwaukee - Philadel.104 : 113
16.1Denver - Orlando125 : 112
16.1Gold. St. - Cleveland126 : 91
16.1LA Clipp. - Oklahoma120 : 98
16.1Phoenix - Utah101 : 106
15.1Brooklyn - Houston112 : 137

NBA stats

home wins58 %
draws0 %
away wins42 %

League format : Basketball : NBA 2016/2017

NBA teams play divisional opponents four times each (two home games and two road games), conference opponents outside the division three or four times each and opponents outside the conference two times each (one home game and one road game). Within each conference, the three division winners and the five other teams with the most wins qualify for the playoffs. The seedings are based on each team's record. All rounds of the NBA Playoffs will be best-of-7 games.

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