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Blazers guard McCollum out with collapsed lung

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum was diagnosed with a pneumothorax in his right lung, the team announced on Tuesday night, after sustaining the injury Saturday in a game against the Boston Celtics. ... Continue Reading

Heat's Butler aggravates tailbone injury, out Wed.

Jimmy Butler will be reevaluated on Tuesday after he aggravated a tailbone injury in his return to the court on Monday. ... Continue Reading

Pacers' McConnell has surgery, will miss months

Pacers guard T.J. McConnell, who is averaging 8.4 points and 4.8 assists off the bench, will be out 10 to 12 weeks after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right hand. Sources told ESPN that he could be done for the season. ... Continue Reading

NBA memo warns unvaxxed of cross-border trips

Any unvaccinated NBA player with temporary visa status who leaves the country will be unable to reenter the United States, according to a memo obtained by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday. ... Continue Reading

Feeling 27: Giannis scores 27 on birthday in win

Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 27 points on his 27th birthday in his return from a sore right calf as the Bucks beat the Cavs on Monday. ... Continue Reading

LeBron on Vogel flak: Players need to do better

LeBron James said he and his teammates have to play better when asked about the scrutiny facing Lakers coach Frank Vogel. ... Continue Reading

Bulls' DeRozan enters health and safety protocols

DeMar DeRozan has become the third Bulls player to enter health and safety protocols and will miss Monday night's game against the Nuggets. ... Continue Reading

Follow live: The Brooklyn Nets take on the Mavericks in Dallas

Follow live: Nets take on the Mavericks in Dallas ... Continue Reading

Curry won't rule out 16 3s next game to pass Allen

As he sits just 16 3s away from passing Ray Allen for No. 1 on the NBA's all-time 3-point list, Stephen Curry wouldn't rule out breaking the record -- in his next game Wednesday. "Anything is possible," he said with a smile. ... Continue Reading

Butler aggravates tailbone injury after hard fall

Jimmy Butler will be reevaluated on Tuesday after he aggravated a tailbone injury in his return to the court on Monday. ... Continue Reading

Knicks searching for identity amid 3-game skid

Julius Randle said the Knicks have to "decide what we want the season to be" after getting blown out at home by the Nuggets on Saturday. ... Continue Reading

Mavs lose to Grizzlies with Doncic (sore ankle) out

Mavericks star Luka Doncic was ruled out for Saturday night's game against Memphis, the second night of a back-to-back, with what the team said is left ankle soreness. ... Continue Reading

Hornets, down 4 players, use 3 to defeat Hawks

Down three starters and a rotation player, the shorthanded Hornets drilled 17 3s to down the Hawks on Sunday night. ... Continue Reading

Curry: Couldn't let Suns push streak on our court

The Phoenix Suns' franchise record 18-game winning streak is over. ... Continue Reading

Giannis back in Bucks' lineup for his 27th birthday

Giannis Antetokounmpo is celebrating his 27th birthday by returning to the Milwaukee Bucks' lineup after a two-game absence. ... Continue Reading