Archive for March 7th, 2018

Another injury for Jordan Bell

Things are pretty awesome for the Warriors. They’re behind the Rockets in league standings, but only by a little. That aside, things can always be even more awesome. One such way is if injuries would stop striking supporting cast member Jordan Bell. Here’s the latest from the San Jose Mercury News:

Jordan Bell stood on his knees and pounded his fist on the floor. A certain four-letter word that can’t be written here ran through his mind over and over again.

“That’s all I was thinking,” Bell said. “I was just mad.”

Bell had just sustained a sprained right ankle after blocking a shot by Brooklyn Nets’ forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with 13.7 seconds left in the third quarter. He landed awkwardly on Hollis-Jefferson’s foot, then collapsed to the ground in pain. He eventually limped off of the court and did not return in the Warriors’ 114-101 win over the Nets on Tuesday.

The X-Rays were negative and the Warriors called the injury a “mild sprain.”

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Win over Heat was key for Wizards

We’ve reached the part of the year where for many NBA teams, each win matters. The postseason isn’t here yet, but it’s still a pivotal moment for squads whose destiny may revolve around whether they qualify for the postseason or reach the lottery and possibly land a higher draft pick. As for teams that surely expect to reach the postseason, every win against an opponent in their conference with a similar record matters greatly. Here’s NBC Sports Washington with the latest on the Wizards:

The Wizards earned themselves a much-needed breather amid a hectic Eastern Conference playoff race on Tuesday night.

By beating the Miami Heat, Washington snapped their season-long three-game losing streak. It has been a tough few days with losses to the Warriors, Raptors and Pacers, but the Wizards are finally back in the win column.

With the win, the Wizards took a 2-1 lead on the Heat in their season series. They will play for a fourth and final time on Saturday. If the Wizards win that game, they will own the playoff tiebreaker for seeding purposes.

The Wizards moved to 37-28 on the season and 11-6 since John Wall went down with a left knee injury.

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