Gay leaves with back trouble

Raptors forward Rudy Gay was forced to leave Friday’s contest against the Knicks due to a back injury. Gay came up holding his back in the second of quarter and immediately headed straight to the locker room. He had four points and three rebounds prior to leaving the game.

Smith leads Knicks to win

Knicks guard J.R. Smith came off the bench, as usual, to lead his team in scoring and to a victory Wednesday night over the Magic. Smith played 38 minutes and shot 8 for 16 from the field with two 3-pointers to score 22 points. He grabbed seven rebounds to go with the scoring and chipped ...

Tinsley out of rotation

Jazz guard Jamaal Tinsley was ruled active for Monday’s contest against the Knicks, but he did not see the floor, earning a DNP-coach’s decision on the box score.

'Melo takes a seat again

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ruled out of Sunday’s contest against the Clippers after having fluid drained from his right knee in New York earlier in the week. Head coach Mike Woodson told reporters he is unsure if Anthony will play Monday at Utah.

Aldridge plays through migraines

Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was able to play Thursday against the Knicks, despite being held out of practice Wednesday and shootaround prior to the game because of migraines. Aldridge did not appear to have many issues in the game, as he put up his 30th double-double of the season in 44 minutes. Aldridge scored ...

Batum shakes off wrist brace

Trail Blazers small forward Nicolas Batum turned in a solid performance Thursday night against the Knicks. Batum, who did not play with a brace or even tape on his wrist for the first time since Jan. 19, went 6 of 10 shooting from the field, including 4 of 7 from downtown, and 0 of 1 ...

Aldridge to play through migraines

Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge entered Thursday’s game against the Knicks questionable due to an issue with migraine headaches, but he confirmed prior to gametime that he would be able to play. Aldridge missed practice Wednesday and was not available at shootaround as a result of the issue.

Chandler's status up in air

The New York Times reports that Knicks center Tyson Chandler‘s status for Thursday night’s game at Portland is “still up in the air.” The report says Chandler’s status will depend on how he feels during the pregame. Chandler injured his knee during Wednesday’s game at Denver.

Aldridge could sit Thursday

The Oregonian reports that Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge is still dealing with migraine headaches, and his availability vs. the Knicks on Thursday night is uncertain. Aldridge missed practice Wednesday and also did not take part in shootaround.

Smith tossed after hard foul

Knicks guard J.R. Smith was ejected from Monday’s game against the Warriors after committing a Flagrant-2 foul on Harrison Barnes. He finished with nine points on 3-of-11 shooting while playing 21 minutes off the bench. Smith missed all three of his attempts from downtown and made 3 of 4 free throws. Smith also posted an ...