MIAMI (AP) — The 2021 NBA Finals had been over for approximately three minutes, and newly crowned champion P.J. Tucker was already overcome by one very distinct emotion.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris was cleared to play Saturday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves following a four-month absence because of a whiplash injury.
MIAMI (AP) — Markieff Morris is finally on the cusp of returning to the Miami Heat.
A person with knowledge of the situation says Morris has received clearance to play again, a move that comes more than four months after he was injured in a scuffle with Denver’s Nikola Jokic.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat announced Friday that center Dewayne Dedmon is expected to miss no more than two weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Dedmon suffered the injury Thursday in Miami’s win over Detroit.
LeBron James is missing one game.
Markieff Morris is missing his eighth, with no end in sight.
Those two things are more connected than some might realize.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were without reigning MVP Nikola Jokic on Friday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sprained right wrist.
Jokic appeared to hurt the wrist the night before in a home loss to Philadelphia.
DENVER (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić is steadily learning what all great big men have had to figure out when it comes to physical play: how to show enough is enough without hurting the team.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a one-game suspension, posting his second triple-double of the season to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 105-96 win over the struggling Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Miami Heat (7-4, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (6-4, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Clippers -3.5
DENVER (AP) — Will Barton scored a season-high 30 points, helping to make up for the absence of suspended star Nikola Jokic as the Denver Nuggets hung on to beat the Indiana Pacers 101-98 Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Butler will miss the final three quarters of the Miami Heat's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a sprained right ankle.
Butler scored seven points while playing the entire first quarter Wednesday night, but the Heat ruled him out for the rest of the game.
GREEN BAY. Wisc. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he stands behind the comments he made last week about why he didn’t get vaccinated for COVID-19 but acknowledges misleading some people about his status before testing positive.
MIAMI (AP) — After Denver's Nikola Jokic and Miami's Markieff Morris hit one another, the NBA hit back.
And the reigning MVP took the worst of that.
Jokic has been suspended one game for shoving Morris in the back, the league announced Tuesday night.
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists before the NBA MVP was ejected for violently slamming his shoulder into Markieff Morris, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 113-96 on Monday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler kept getting to the rim, and predictably, scoring suddenly became pretty easy.
Butler scored 36 points on 15-for-21 shooting, Bam Adebayo added 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 107-90 on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 10 of his season-high 30 points in the fourth quarter and the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers thumped the Sacramento Kings 115-94 on Friday night...
Milwaukee Bucks (29-17, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (30-17, fourth in the Western Conference)...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 36 points, Zion Williamson had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 128-111 on Tuesday night...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are going to the conference finals for the first time in a decade, ending the longest drought in franchise history...
Former Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will play the rest of the NBA season with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Athletic reported that Morris agreed to join the Thunder on Thursday, one week after the New Orleans Pelicans waived him on trade deadline day.
A lot of NBA teams stood pat. Some went all in. The Washington Wizards folded.
The NBA trade deadline on Thursday saw some Eastern Conference contenders load up for possible postseason runs. But for the Wizards, reeling from the prospect of a year or more without the injured John Wall, the focus seemed to be on a rebuild.
The high school basketball playoffs have moved into the semifinal round in the Public League. It’s an exciting time for many high school players in the city. However, it’s also a time for many former Public League standouts to reflect on their days competing for a league title.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall and the rest of the Washington Wizards' core is exactly the same as it was last season, which essentially amounts to a radical decision to stand pat in today's NBA...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards forward Markieff Morris is expected to be out six-to-eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a sports hernia...