Indiana Pacers big man Al Jefferson suffered an ankle sprain in the fourth quarter of the game against the 76ers. Per ESPN, Jefferson was in the midst of a strong performance, with 14 points and seven rebounds against the Sixers, when he rolled his ankle coming down on another player's foot while grabbing a fourth-quarter rebound. Jefferson initially appeared to be seriously hurt, writhing in pain on the floor before being taken from the court in a wheelchair. But Jefferson said after the game that X-rays were negative and it was just a sprain. "This is about my 600th ankle sprain. I've got to get through it and get back on the court as quick as I can." Source:
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The Golden State Warriors made a huge present to the 6-year old Isaiah Simpson and his mother. Isaiah is a huge fan of Stephen Curry. Per USA Today, After his mother paid $600 for secondary-market tickets for the Hawks-Warriors game, the family was denied entry to Philips Arena. The tickets weren’t valid. StubHub was unable to replace all the tickets in the sold-out game. Devastated at the time, Isaiah thought he’d have to wait another year to see Curry play. That is until the Warriors stepped in. Warriors owner Joe Lacob got word of the story and flew Isaiah and his mother in for Sunday’s game against Memphis. They were given courtside seats right next to Lacob. And, yes, he got a chance to meet Curry.
Russell Westbrook recorded his 36th triple double of the season. The point guard of the Thunder ended with 39 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists against the Rockets, in loss. With 10 games left, Westbrook is at 5 triple doubles from Oscar Robertson’s record.
Malachi Richardson of the Kings is done for the remainder of the season. The rookie is out since February with a hamstring injury and will not return this season. Per CSN Bay Area, the team is shutting down rookie Malachi Richardson for the remainder of the season. Richardson, 21, suffered a partial tear of the right hamstring on February 15 and was listed as out 4-6 weeks. While the wing has not incurred a setback, he will need the entire six weeks to heal, which places him ready to return to action with just a handful of games remaining in the schedule. Source:
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