New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose scored 25 points in 34 minutes as he returned Sunday night for a 118-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers after missing two games because of a back ailment.
Rose suffered back spasms during the Knicks’ win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday and missed New York’s next two games. He went through workouts Saturday and Sunday and said afterward that there was “nothing wrong” with his back. The Knicks had taken a cautious approach with Rose, who had an MRI on Wednesday night that revealed no structural damage to his back.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN