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Ankle shelves Lakers' Ball 4 to 6 weeks

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle.

Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers' 138-134 overtime loss at Houston on Saturday night. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainers before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by teammates Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley.

An MRI revealed a Grade 3 sprain, the team tweeted Sunday.


Bucks host Mavs looking to push run to 5

Over the past several years, as the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo has grown into an All-Star befitting his "Greek Freak" nickname, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has taken on considerable criticism for not nabbing the then-teenager with mad skills in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Dallas had the No. 13 pick in that draft and traded it. The Bucks took Antetokounmpo with the No. 15 selection.


76ers set for visit from potent Rockets

The Philadelphia 76ers will look to rebound from a tough setback when they host the Houston Rockets on Monday night.

The 76ers were reeling following a heartbreaking two-point home loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday.


Rose's late shot lifts Wolves over Suns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Derrick Rose and the Minnesota Timberwolves needed this one.

With 30 seconds left, Rose missed the first of two free throws and was kicking himself for failing to give his team the lead.


Pacers keep rolling, rout Hornets 120-95

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Darren Collison threw the early scoring punches. Victor Oladipo delivered the decisive second-half flurry.

Together, the Indiana Pacers' starting guards were a knockout combination.


Harris' 27-9-9 lift Clippers over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers have lost so often recently, they had nothing to lose against the San Antonio Spurs.

Turns out, that can be a real winning attitude.


Pelicans star Davis may miss 2 weeks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans say Anthony Davis has a sprained finger that is expected to sideline him up to two weeks.

The star forward hurt his left index finger during the fourth quarter of Friday night's 128-112 loss at Portland.


Green's 7 3s lead Raptors past Grizzlies

TORONTO (AP) Danny Green knocked down 3 after 3, and as he did, he heard something unusual: Toronto fans chanting his name.

Green had a season-high 24 points and set a franchise record for 3-pointers in a quarter with seven in the third, and the Raptors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 119-90 on Saturday night.


Jokic has 19-12-11 as Nuggets rout Cavs

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic likes the way the Denver Nuggets have bounced back from their worst loss of the season.

Jokic had 19 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his sixth triple-double this season, and the Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-102 on Saturday night. Jamal Murray scored 26 points as Denver won for the third time in four games, though the lone blemish in that span was a 31-point loss to Golden State earlier this week.


Wade has 14-10-7 in final hometown game

CHICAGO (AP) Dwyane Wade had a simple mission for his final game in his hometown.


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