The 2018 NBA All-Star Game will be held in Los Angeles, with Staples Center hosting the event for the third time, league and city officials announced at the arena Tuesday.
It will mark the sixth time that Los Angeles has hosted the All-Star Game, the most for any city. New York has hosted it five times, and Boston and Philadelphia have each hosted it four times. The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be held in Charlotte.
Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN
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