In the midst of another postgame press conference in which he was forced to describe the fallout of a lackluster defeat, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that All-Star center Pau Gasol would be out for at least “a few games.”
Gasol has missed the last two games because of a swollen right knee and a timetable for his return to the lineup remains unclear after Hoiberg’s admission following a 117-96 loss to the Washington Wizards.
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN