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Salman Ali: Russell Westbrook with strained quadriceps muscle in his right leg. Will be out for Friday’s game against Philadelphia and re-evaluated before the playoffs pic.twitter.com/SQmjuMVwcX

Jay King: Jaylen Brown and Donovan Mitchell hating on each other has been pretty funny. “He wanna talk about me? Look at him. Creeping ass.” Lol. pic.twitter.com/vQ0zXSHTsu

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August 12, 2020 | 4:06 pm EDT Update
The Boston Celtics have signed head coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stevens, who was named the franchise’s 17th head coach on July 3, 2013, has produced a 318-245 win-loss record (.565) in six-plus seasons with the Celtics. His 318 wins are the fourth-most by any Celtics coach in franchise history (795-Auerbach, 427-Heinsohn, 416-Rivers).
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August 12, 2020 | 1:35 pm EDT Update
Despite recent speculation that Nate McMillan was on the chopping block, that’s never been the case with the Indiana Pacers. He received another year on his contract, for 2021-22, after an “unprecedented” season because of countless injuries, COVID-19 and the NBA restart in Orlando. IndyStar has reported that the results from the restart — the Pacers are 4-2 going into today’s game with the Houston Rockets — wouldn’t have any impact on McMillan’s future.
Storyline: Nate McMillan Extension?
He confirmed that Wednesday with IndyStar: “This has been done for a while now.” It was signed in July. And the Pacers came to him about it. Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy said on ESPN’s Zach Lowe’s podcast last week that McMillan’s job was “in trouble” which led to speculation about who his replacement might be. With his deal being done for more than month, that clearly had no impact on the Pacers getting the deal done now.
“I’m looking forward to what we look like with all of those guys,” McMillan said. We haven’t had a lot of time to have them all together.” They haven’t had their other All-Star, Domantas Sabonis, in the restart because of a left foot issue (plantar fasciitis). “My hope is that we will be healthy next year and see what we can do with a full roster,” McMillan said. “I’ll have that opportunity and the organization thought it was only fair. It’s just another year but I’m OK with that.”