The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony has inched past Detroit’s Andre Drummond in voting for an Eastern Conference frontcourt spot, and Golden State’s Draymond Green continues to hold his slim lead in the Western Conference in the final days of NBA All-Star balloting.
Green is a little more than 12,000 votes ahead of San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard in the West frontcourt, where Kobe Bryant remains the overall leading vote-getter and is followed by Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant.
Source: The Associated Press
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