Plumlee out at least 2 weeks
The Hornets will be without backup center Miles Plumlee for at least two weeks after an MRI revealed a second degree calf strain in his right leg. Plumlee is the latest Hornets center to struggle with injury issues. Starter Cody Zeller missed time before the All-Star break with a strained quadriceps. Plumlee was acquired in a trade with Milwaukee on Feb. 2 and has appeared in five games, averaging 3.2 points on 72.7 percent shooting from the field along with 3.8 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game for Charlotte.
Bradley, Brown out with injuries
Boston guard Avery Bradley and rookie forward Jaylen Brown have been ruled out for the Celtics' final game before the All-Star break due to injuries. Bradley hasn't played in a month because of a sore right Achilles. He is averaging 17.7 points in 36 games this season. Brown missed his third straight game with a right hip strain.
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Noah, Jennings out vs. Thunder
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah and guard Brandon Jennings sat out Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder with injuries. Noah missed his fifth straight game with a sore left hamstring. Coach Jeff Hornacek said there's no timetable on Noah's return, and he hopes the All-Star break helps with the recovery. Jennings is out with a sore Achilles' tendon.
Love out at least 6 weeks
Cavaliers forward and 2017 NBA All-Star Kevin Love will miss at least six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, a blow to the defending NBA champions as they try to lock up the top seed in the Eastern Conference and home-court advantage in the playoffs. Love is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds in his third and best season for the Cavaliers. He's shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from three.
Love out with left knee injury
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love's sore left knee will sideline him for at least one game and could keep him out of the All-Star game. Love complained of soreness in his knee following Saturday's win over Denver. The Cavs said Love, who recently missed several games with back spasms, will undergo further treatment and evaluation in the next few days. Love is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds in his third season with the defending NBA champions.
Zeller sits out Clippers game with sore quad
Charlotte center Cody Zeller is sitting out Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a sore thigh. He had returned to the starting lineup Thursday against Houston after missing seven games with a bruised quadriceps. But he left during the loss to the Rockets with soreness in the same quad.
Alex Len suspended
The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns center Alex Len for one game without pay for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation in a Wednesday night game against the Grizzlies in Memphis. The NBA also fined three players $15,000 each for their roles in the altercation - Phoenix guard Tyler Ulis and forward Marquese Chriss and Memphis guard Troy Daniels. The Suns said Len would serve his suspension during Friday night's game against the Chicago Bulls.
Gordon day-to-day with bruised foot
Aaron Gordon's right-foot injury prevented him from playing Thursday against the Philadelphia 76ers and could force him to withdraw from the All-Star dunk contest on February 18 if the injury doesn't heal as quickly as Gordon and team officials hope it will heal. Tests showed the Orlando Magic forward had suffered no serious damage but does have a bone bruise to his right foot.
Wade out with upper respiratory illness
Dwyane Wade sat out the Chicago Bulls' game at Golden State on Wednesday night with an upper respiratory illness, then the Bulls became even more short-handed when starting forward Paul Zipser injured his left ankle in the first quarter. The team said Zipser would not return. He played 10 minutes and it was unclear when the injury happened.
Wade also missed the morning shootaround ahead of the game against the Warriors and didn't come with the team to Oracle Arena. He is averaging 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
Payne out indefinitely
The Minnesota Timberwolves say forward Adreian Payne is out indefinitely with a blood condition. The condition can cause bleeding, bruising and slow blood clotting after injury, but the team says he has a good prognosis for recovery. The 25-year-old has played sparingly in his third season in the league. He is averaging 4.0 points in 12 games this season.
Embiid out again
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is missing his sixth straight game with a left knee problem Monday night against the Detroit Pistons. The 76ers said before the game that Embiid was not with the team. Philadelphia center Jahlil Okafor was back in the starting lineup after missing Saturday night's game at Miami with right knee soreness.
LaVine out for rest of season
Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Zach LaVine tore the ACL in his left knee in a game against Detroit on Friday, an injury that will require season-ending surgery. The news was a devastating blow to a young Wolves team. The 21-year-old LaVine was having a career season, averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 37.2 minutes per game.
76ers' without Embiid
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid will not play against the San Antonio Spurs, remaining at home to rest a bruised left knee. The 76ers will also be without Nerlens Noel, who has an upper respiratory infection, and Robert Covington is out with a bruised right hand. Embiid will have his knee looked at Friday, and a decision will be made at that time about his availability for Saturday's game in Miami. San Antonio will be without LaMarcus Aldridge, who has a sore right knee. San Antonio is already without starting center Pau Gasol, who underwent surgery January 20 to repair a broken left ring finger.
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Pachulia out at least a week
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia has a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will be sidelined for at least a week. He underwent an MRI exam Tuesday and expressed his relief a day later that the injury wasn't more serious. Pachulia made a diving play to secure a steal in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's 113-111 victory at Portland, and his outstretched right arm landed awkwardly and his shoulder made contact with the ball.
Embiid ruled out with knee injury
Joel Embiid, the oft-injured Philadelphia 76ers center, was ruled out for their game Monday against Sacramento because of a left knee contusion. He also will not travel with the Sixers for road games later this week against Dallas and San Antonio. The Sixers officially listed Embiid as doubtful for those two games. The Sixers did not determine Embiid's status for Saturday's game at Miami.