Brooklyn will have its longest stretch between games all season, enjoying a day off in the Bay Area on Sunday and then coming back with two lengthy practices Monday and Tuesday before trying to break an NBA-long 16-game losing skid Wednesday just up the road in Sacramento.
“It’s really big,’’ said Jeremy Lin, now two games into his return after missing 26 straight games with a hamstring injury. “We barely get any time to practice, so this is going to be really big for us to get back to our fundamentals, our principles. And I think if we do it right, hopefully it can be somewhat of a turning point in terms of turning things around and getting things headed in the right direction.”
Source: Brian Lewis of the New York Post
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN