What are your expectations for this shortened 2020-21 season? Stephen Curry: Knowing what the top of the West looks like … with obviously L.A. winning the championship and reloading … you look at the Clippers, you look at Denver, Houston, Portland, Utah, Dallas, Phoenix, Sacramento, there’s so many talented teams that are looking to take that next step. We’ve been there before, so we know what it takes, and we’re going to rely on that for sure. But we’ve got that nice, perfect balance of experience and youth. And when it comes to a playoff matchup, when we’re in there and we’re locked in, we know we’re tough to beat. Come playoff time, whenever that is, we know we’ll be there, we know we’ll be a force to be reckoned with on that front.
January 23, 2021 | 6:44 pm EST Update
Mark Followill: On the 430 CST NBA injury report, Kristaps Porzingis listed as doubtful for tonight vs Houston (right knee injury recovery). This is the 5th game in 7 nights and the 2nd back to back in that stretch for the Mavs.
Ryan Wolstat: Great stuff from Fred VanVleet today via @Mike Ganter talking about his former coach Nate Bjorkgren ahead of Raptors-Pacers games: “If you don’t like Nate, you’re crazy, there’s something wrong with you …I’m glad that he’s been doing well but we need him to suck for two days.”
Sarah K. Spencer: Hawks injury report: De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness) is questionable. Trae Young (back spasm) is questionable. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have listed Al-Farouq Aminu, Michael Carter-Williams, Markelle Fultz, Jonathan Isaac and Chuma Okeke as out for Sunday’s game against the Hornets. No one else is listed on the Magic’s injury report.