A banner featuring pictures of Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, Luc Mbah a Moute and Wesley Johnson and the words “Back Playing Together” and “Welcome Home” hung on the wall of the practice facility Friday afternoon.
As the four returning Clippers walked into the building to make their re-signings official, each of them cited the family environment and the ability to contend for a title specifically with this group as primary reasons leading them back to the Clippers.
Source: Rowan Kavner of NBA.com/Clippers
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