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May 20, 2015 Updates

Howard suffered a bruised left knee that limited him to 26 minutes during the Rockets' 110-106 loss in Game 1 on Monday night. He is expected to have an MRI on Tuesday, a source said. Howard described the injury as "nothing major" and said he expects to play in Game 2 against the Warriors on Thursday night. "Hopefully, I can play," said Howard, who had seven points and 13 rebounds. "I will get some rest and come back." Yahoo! Sports

Mark Berman: Dwight Howard may get MRI Wednesday on his bruised left knee. Team is waiting to see if it can get scheduled. Twitter @MarkBermanFox26

Howard was injured midway through the first quarter when he collided with teammate Josh Smith. Howard departed with 5:50 left in the first quarter and returned at the 1:26 mark after testing his knee by jogging on the baseline. He played about nine minutes in each of the next two quarters, but departed for good after playing 51 seconds in the fourth quarter. Howard missed 41 games this season largely because of problems with his right knee. "Josh was trying to go up for a shot and rammed into the side of my knee," Howard said. "From there on, it was bothering me the whole game. I really couldn't run, jump or do anything. It's a disappointing loss." Yahoo! Sports

On Tuesday afternoon, during a conference call after the draft lottery, Presti was asked about Durant’s continued rehab. He said Durant is not yet working on the court, but the hope is he will be by the end of the summer. “Doing well. Progressing. There’s certain benchmarks within the season and offseason. We’re not at a weight-bearing stage, but we’re definitely moving in the right direction and excited about him being back on the floor toward the end of the summer.” Oklahoman

Bucks point guard Tyler Ennis underwent right shoulder surgery in New York on Tuesday, the team announced. The Bucks termed the surgery a labral repair and said it was performed after consultation with team orthopaedist Michael Gordon and David Altcheck from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. No timetable was given for Ennis' recovery but the surgery will prevent him from playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in July. The 20-year-old Ennis, a rookie from Syracuse, was acquired by the Bucks from Phoenix in the three-team February trade deadline deal that also brought Michael Carter-Williams and Miles Plumlee to Milwaukee. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

May 19, 2015 Updates

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