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April 11, 2014 Updates

The timing could not be worse. The bad timing is not even that the Suns have to play here with their season in the balance against the Spurs, the NBA's best team, and in an AT&T Center full of ghastly Suns postseason flashbacks from 2003 to 2008. It is the timing of Suns scoring and playmaking leader Goran Dragic going into a limp on his sprained left ankle and how it puts him in question for Friday's game at San Antonio. The game already was a quandary for the Suns (47-31) because, as much as every win can help the playoff chase, the more important game is on the tail end of this back-to-back set Saturday night at Dallas. The Suns are 8-9 this season on the second night of back-to-back sets. Arizona Republic

April 10, 2014 Updates

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward/center Anthony Davis (back spasms) and guard Eric Gordon (left knee) will miss the remainder of the season. Davis was examined by team physicians, who determined that his injury will require 1-2 weeks of rest and rehabilitation. Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week and is expected to make a full recovery. NBA.com

What do you do when your 6-foot-8 small forward is sick while you’re taking your team photo? You bring in the 6-foot-6 man working for the WNBA team that shares the same building. With Trevor Ariza battling the flu, the Washington Wizards slapped a No. 1 jersey on Washington Mystics Player Personnel Manager Awvee Storey (who played for the Wizards eight years ago) and put him in the photo. NBCSports.com

April 9, 2014 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich doesn't think Tony Parker's latest stay on the injury list will be a long one. The 31-year-old point guard did not travel with the team for Tuesday's 110-91 loss at Minnesota, and he will not be on hand for Thursday's game in Dallas. But Popovich says Parker, who is dealing with a sprained facet (pronounced fuh-SET) joint in his back, should be healthy enough to return at some point before the end of the regular season. “I don't think it's that serious,” Popovich said. “He got a (painkiller) shot in there, and he's got to let it calm down. For sure this week, the next couple of games, he's not going to be able to go.” San Antonio Express-News

Already getting blown out in Minnesota, what would finish as a 110-91 loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday took a turn for the worse in the third quarter when Manu Ginobili left for good with a contusion in his left calf. Ginobili’s injury came on the heels of a strained spinal ligament suffered by Tony Parker that will keep him out for at least one more game. But while no immediate prognosis was available, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated after the game that El Contusión’s latest contusion isn’t serious. San Antonio Express-News

April 8, 2014 Updates

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith has patella tendinitis in his left knee and did not play Tuesday against his former team, the Atlanta Hawks. Smith wore a suit and watched from the bench. It was the first game he missed since leaving Atlanta in July to sign a four-year, $54 million contract as a free agent. USA Today Sports

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