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Channing Frye, Trey Lyles Ejected in Utah’s Win

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Channing Frye of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Trey Lyles of the Utah Jazz were ejected Monday late in Utah’s 94-85 win after Lyles appeared to elbow Frye in the groin. With 3:57 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Jazz up 86-75, Lyles used a jab step to try to create separation from Frye, who was guarding him closely near the top of the key. Lyle’s right elbow made contact between Frye’s legs, and the Cavs big man immediately confronted Lyles and got in his face, twice going forehead-to-forehead with the Jazz rookie.

Eventually Utah’s Joe Ingles tried to come between the two, and Frye appeared to throw a punch that did not connect with anyone as he was being pushed away. After a lengthy review by the officials, Lyles was called for a flagrant foul 2, resulting in an automatic ejection. Frye was called for a technical foul, his second of the game, and consequently ejected.

Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN

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Jazz Forward Thabo Sefolosha Opts for Knee Surgery on MCL

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The Utah Jazz say starting forward Thabo Sefolosha has opted to have right knee surgery to repair an avulsion of his MCL.

The procedure will take place Wednesday. The Jazz did not offer a timetable for his return.

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Sources: Cavs Players Concerned About Current State of Team

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Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 118-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, multiple players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, the team does not have the capability to fix its problems and get back on a championship track.

Several prominent players, speaking on condition of anonymity to ESPN, Cleveland.com and The Athletic, expressed doubt that the problems — an aging roster, defensively challenged personnel and a glut of redundant role players — could simply be worked out through patience and a chance to coalesce when fully healthy.

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Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Likely Out vs OKC For Wednesday

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Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is unlikely to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday because of a sore left knee, but Brandon Ingram is expected to return from an ankle injury.

“He got treatment,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said of Ball on Tuesday. “He’ll get treatment again later today, but it’s still just too sore for him to get on the basketball court. Technically, he’s questionable. But he didn’t practice today, so I wouldn’t expect him to play [Wednesday].”

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