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NBA roundup: Injury ends season for Bucks’ Ilyasova

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Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will miss the remainder of the season with a right ankle injury, just the latest in a long season of losses for the Bucks.

The Bucks, who entered play Thursday with an NBA-low 13 victories, said Ilyasova was examined by Dr. Richard Ferkel, a foot and ankle specialist who recommended the 26-year-old opt for rest and begin a rehabilitation program to strengthen his ankle rather than undergo surgery.

The injury first limited Ilyasova during preseason games and he sat out Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 55 games.

—Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol is not on the team’s two-game road trip because of symptoms related to his bout of vertigo over the weekend.

Gasol visited ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. John Rehm and it was determined to keep Gasol back in Los Angeles for rest and recovery. Gasol is officially being listed as day to day, although he has not been cleared for basketball activities after leaving Sunday’s 103-94 win over the Orlando Magic because of dizziness and nausea and spending the night in the hospital after receiving three liters of fluids through an IV, according to ESPN.com.

—The Philadelphia 76ers signed forward James Nunnally to a second 10-day contract Thursday.

Originally signed March 17 as a call up from the NBA Development League, the 6-foot-7 Nunnally has averaged 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds in five games for Philadelphia. He had eight points, two steals and a blocked shot against the Chicago Bulls on March 19.

He was selected as a D-League All-Star, averaging 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 35 games for the Bakersfield Jam and the Texas Legends.

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