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Jason Kidd: Greg Monroe Expected to Miss Two Weeks with Calf Injury

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Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe is expected to miss two weeks of action with a left calf injury according to coach Jason Kidd.

Monroe, who had not missed a game yet this season despite having issues with the calf during training camp, was held out of Sunday’s 117-106 win over the Atlanta Hawks because of the injury.

“He’s had a calf problem and I think he might have just hurt it again in that Boston game,” Kidd said.

With Monroe out, the Bucks opted to lean on centers Thon Maker and John Henson. Maker started and logged 20 minutes, scoring three points to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Source: Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami

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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

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Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3

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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

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Knicks to Interview Kenny Smith for Head-Coaching Job

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TNT analyst Kenny Smith will interview for the New York Knicks’ head-coaching job on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.

Smith, who played from 1987 to 1997 with six NBA teams, has never coached in the NBA.

Source: ESPN

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