Chris Vivlamore: Hawks’ Mike Dunleavy is OUT tonight vs. 76ers with right ankle soreness.
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Chris Vivlamore: Hawks officially release injury report. Millsap and Bazemore out. Dunleavy off the report.
Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Mike Dunleavy has been diagnosed with right ankle synovitis. An MRI taken at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center on Feb. 28th revealed the injury and a second opinion by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute also confirmed the diagnosis.
Kris Willis: Hawks announce that Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is out against the Mavericks
Chris Vivlamore: Mike Dunleavy will be inactive. Dealing with an ankle issue. Ryan Kelly will be active.
Kris Willis: Hawks list Mike Dunleavy (knee) as probable. Thabo Sefolosha (groin) as questionable and Tiago Splitter as out in updated injury report
Nick Friedell: Bulls PR says Mike Dunleavy is out tomorrow vs. Denver. Gasol (left hand sprain) and Butler (left knee tendinitis) are questionable.
Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is set to make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.
Vincent Goodwill: Bulls recall Mike Dunleavy from the Santa Cruz Warriors D-League team. Spent a couple days practicing
Justin Termine: On our @SiriusXMNBA show @MikeDunleavySr says his son is back practicing & will play in the @nbadleague for rehab games before return
“Lately it’s going well. I’m practicing with the team,” Dunleavy said. “I’m closer, feeling a lot better. Hope to be out there soon.” “Soon” is a relative term, as he would only say he expects to be on the floor in February, but Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Dunleavy will go through a contact practice Tuesday and will travel on the west coast trip that begins Thursday. “(We’ll) kind of put him in a controlled type situation with some of the guys and coaches,” Hoiberg said. “Get him out running our stuff in a controlled scrimmage type way. He will travel on this trip and hopefully practice with our team.”
Vincent Goodwill: Fred Hoiberg said Joakim Noah underwent successful shoulder surgery this morning. And Mike Dunleavy has done non-contact drills for 2 days
Nick Friedell: Hoiberg says realistically Dunleavy is still probably a month away from game action. Hopes to get him back on practice floor in 10 days.
Vincent Goodwill: Hoiberg said he expects Dunleavy to start basketball activity in the next 10 days. Realistically a month away from playing, at least
After meeting with specialists in Los Angeles, the Chicago Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy is expected to need four-to-six weeks of additional rehabilitation on his back before he can be cleared to return for on-court work, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is planning to see two specialists this week after he had a setback in his recovery from offseason back surgery. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday that Dunleavy is going to stop his on-court work and focus on rehabbing the injury for about two weeks. “He was really sore when we went out on the West Coast,” Hoiberg said. “And he had upped his activity level quite a bit. And it quieted down a lot, which I think is a good sign, these last couple of days when he’s had inactivity. Now it’s a matter of getting those muscles strengthened in the back and in the core and like I said, go out, see a specialist and put a plan together and hopefully get him back out there.”
KC Johnson: Mike Dunleavy visiting back specialist this afternoon. Kirk Hinrich out. Aaron Brooks out.
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New Orleans is trying to prepare for both possible versions of the Warriors, including the one they beat at Oracle Arena on April 7. Curry was sidelined for that game, but Kevin Durant poured in 41 points, going 16/26 from the field. The Pelicans won 126-120 partly because their offense received 25 points or more from Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic, a trio that has played at an elite level throughout an active nine-game winning streak. “A lot of it is personnel, knowing tendencies,” Holiday said of getting ready to face Golden State. “If Steph comes back, you have to be a lot more aggressive on him (in terms of preventing deep three-point shots). If not, with Andre (Iguodala) you have to be aggressive as well, just not in the same way (against a forward who does more attacking and slashing to the basket). The schemes will stay pretty much the same.
Now the Wolves trail Houston 3-1 in a best-of-seven, first-round playoff series with Game 5 set for tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Toyota Center. “Totally different environment, situation,” Wolves All-Star guard Jimmy Butler said after the team’s shootaround today. “We just have to go out and play basketball. Down 3-1, whatever you want to call it, our back against the walls, still if we do what we’re supposed to do – contest their shots, rebound and we score as well, we can win this game.”
Never will they need to heed that more than tonight, when they’re faced with the daunting prospect of beating a 65-victory Rockets team three times consecutively to advance to the second round. Only 11 teams in NBA teams have done that, most recently by Cleveland in the 2016 NBA Finals against Golden State. “That’s why you try to build that habit all year,” Thibodeau said. “Not to get ahead of yourself, not to get behind, but to concentrate exactly on what’s in front of you. You can’t allow other people to tell you what you think. It’s what you think and what you believe. That’s how you get through these type of things. You go play-by-play, quarter-by-quarter. Once you realize that, it makes things do-able.
Game 6 of the Celtics-Bucks series is the lone matchup on the Thursday night NBA schedule. “Game 6, I’ve got to come out and be more aggressive,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s on me. I had open shots, but they weren’t my shots so I didn’t feel comfortable taking them. … I’ve got to be more aggressive, make more plays because definitely, my teammates need me.”