Kristina Pink: DeAndre Jordan (ankle) back tonight for the Clippers.
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Brad Turner: When he takes the opening tip tonight, DeAndre Jordan will tie Randy Smith (715) for the most games played in Clippers franchise history.
Brad Turner: Clippers list DeAndre Jordan as doubtful for Celtics with sprained left ankle
Brad Turner: Clippers announce DeAndre Jordan out for Minnesota game tomorrow with sprained left ankle
Michael Gallagher: DeAndre Jordan is out tonight against the Nuggets.
Jonathan Feigen: No DeAndre Jordan for the Clippers tonight vs. Rockets, Doc said.
Brad Turner: DeAndre Jordan listed as questionable with sprained left ankle for Clippers vs Rockets tomorrow. DJ missed Saturday’s game with ankle injury, his first missed game of the season
Center DeAndre Jordan missed Saturday’s 126-105 win over the Sacramento Kings because of a sprained left ankle suffered in the second quarter of Thursday night’s road win over the Kings. It marked the first game Jordan missed because of injury in his 10-year career, all with the Clippers. His next game will tie him with Randy Smith for most played in franchise history at 715.
Dan Woike: X-rays on DeAndre Jordan’s thumb are negative.
Dan Woike: DeAndre Jordan has a sprained right thumb, per Clipper PR. He’s probable to return.
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March 18, 2018 | 2:14 pm EDT Update
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue left Saturday night’s 114-109 win against the Bulls with an illness, marking the third time this season that his health has kept him from coaching an entire game. With the Cavs leading 69-52 at halftime, Lue remained in the locker room and handed the coaching duties to associate head coach Larry Drew. “I’m not sure exactly what it is,” Drew said when asked about Lue’s condition after the game. “I just know that before coming out in the second half, he wasn’t feeling well. And I thought that there was a chance that he would [eventually] come out, but he just wasn’t well enough to come out, so we had to just go on.”
LeBron James, who notched his 15th triple-double of the season and 70th of his career (33 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists) was asked whether Lue’s health has affected the Cavs this season. “I mean, he’s the captain of the ship, so absolutely,” James said. “We worry about his health, obviously. That’s way more important than this game of basketball. We know he’s been doing everything he needs to do to stay healthy. Take even more measures to get himself right. Everything that’s been going on with our year, it’s just another one.”
James added that he and his teammates are prepared to stay the course when Lue is not feeling well. “It doesn’t catch us off-guard because he’s been dealing with it for so long now,” James said. “But any time he doesn’t come back to the bench, it’s just an alarm going off, obviously. Like I said, his health is more important. He’s not going to talk about it, so I don’t want to talk about it no more either. That’s just how he is, and I don’t want to get too much into it.”
After declaring P.J. Tucker “one of the best defenders I’ve ever seen,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni wondered if Tucker had ever made an NBA All-Defensive team. He has not, which prompted D’Antoni to say Tucker should. “I don’t know why he wouldn’t,” D’Antoni said. “It doesn’t get much better than him.”