The Toronto Raptors are going to the playoffs for the fourth straight season. The Raptors clinched their spot in the postseason Saturday with a 94-86 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Toronto had to fight through adversity this season to reach the playoffs. Shortly after the All-Star break, it announced guard Kyle Lowry needed wrist surgery and would miss significant time. It could have been a devastating blow given Lowry's position as an All-Star and one of the leaders of the team, but To
The Utah Jazz are in the midst of a terrific season, leading the Northwest Division with nine games to play, but a recent stretch of four losses in five games has caused Rudy Gobert to put his team on notice. Following Saturday's 108-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Gobert wants to see the Jazz focus on every aspect of the game, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon: We've got guys that compete, but some of us don't compete. Some of us just think about scoring. That's what it is. ... Coac
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Houston Rockets forward Ryan Anderson suffered an ankle injury during Friday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Per Adam Wexler of KPRC in Houston, Anderson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Anderson, 28, was excellent for the New Orleans Pelicans in 2015-16, averaging 17 points and six rebounds per contest. Few players on the Pelicans were more productive, making Anderson an intriguing option once free agency hit over the summer. The Rockets swooped i
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New York Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating its anti-drug program, the league announced Saturday (via Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today). The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. The 32-year-old reportedly tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that has been outlawed under the league's collective bargaining agreement. However, Wojnarowski reported the National Basketball Players Association determined Noah didn't "