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DeAndre Jordan Misses First Game of Career Because of Injury

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In a season that has been consistently marred by injuries, the last man standing for the Clippers was the latest to sit.

Center DeAndre Jordan missed Saturday’s 126-105 win over the Sacramento Kings because of a sprained left ankle suffered in the second quarter of Thursday night’s road win over the Kings.

It marked the first game Jordan missed because of injury in his 10-year career, all with the Clippers. His next game will tie him with Randy Smith for most played in franchise history at 715.

Jordan, a first-time All-Star last season, is averaging 11.8 points per game on 66.1 percent shooting and leads the Clippers with 14.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

Coach Doc Rivers said he didn’t think Jordan will be out long, but added, “I can’t guarantee it.”

Source: Lawrence Murray of ESPN

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Curry’s Status Remains Up in Air for Second Round

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Steve Kerr asked if they were ruling out Steph Curry for this weekend (either for Game 7 vs Spurs or Game 1 vs Pelicans), says it’s just “day-to-day,” didn’t want to “make predictions.”

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Members of the Milwaukee Bucks expressed frustration that referees missed what appeared to be an obvious 24-second violation on the Boston Celtics late in Game 5.

Al Horford’s 3-point attempt with 1:18 remaining seemed to come after the 24-second clock had expired in a five-point game. Instead, Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye tapped out a rebound as Bucks players motioned for a whistle and Terry Rozier hustled to secure the ball.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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After attempting just 10 shots in Tuesday’s Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo vowed to come out more aggressively in Thursday’s Game 6 in Milwaukee.

“It’s on me,” Antetokounmpo said. “As I said, I had open shots, but they wasn’t my shots, so I didn’t feel comfortable to take them. I think my teammates did a great job finding me, but come the next game, in Game 6, I got to be more aggressive, make more plays because definitely my teammates need me.”

Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN

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