- Minnesota All-Star forward Kevin Love is out for the fourth straight game because of concussion symptoms
- Ray Allen’s injured right ankle kept him out of the Boston Celtics’ lineup Tuesday against the New York Knicks.
- Hornets center Chris Kaman will miss New Orleans’ final five games because of a bruised left tibia.
- Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward said he initially felt like ripping Delonte West’s finger off and fighting him after he jabbed it into Hayward’s right ear during the second quarter of Monday night’s triple-overtime win against Dallas.
- Warriors GM Larry Riley said PG Stephen Curry is likely done for the year after being re-evaluated Monday night. Riley said Curry is improving but not 100%. ” It doesn’t appear he will get there before this (coming road) trip so it’s doubtful he”ll return this season.” If Curry reaches 100% by the end of the road trip, Riley said he still wouldn’t play Curry. ” i see no point in throwing him out there for one game or two games” Sulia
- Larry Brown has agreed to become the head coach at SMU, sources told ESPN.com. An official announcement could come as early as Tuesday. The only holdup involves Brown’s assistants. Sources said Brown has offered Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich a “coach-in-waiting position.” Jankovich is leaning toward accepting the job, but he’s also conflicted about leaving a Redbirds squad that returns every key player from last season’s 21-14 team. ESPN.com
- The NBA didn’t rule on a fine and/or suspension for Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West today. West poked a finger into the ear of Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward with 3:40 left in the second period of. West was assessed a technical foul on the play, and a league spokesman said the NBA could make a ruling on the situation as early as Wednesday. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Kobe Bryant will miss his sixth straight game Tuesday with an inflamed shin as the Lakers play the Spurs.Without Kobe, the Lakers are 4-1.
- New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams will miss Wednesday night’s game because of a sore right calf, according to the team’s official injury report.
- Portland Trail Blazers guard Jamal Crawford will be courted intensely by the Phoenix Suns, a source within the organization tells CSNNW.com. “Aside from Steve (Nash), he’s (Crawford) high if not the top free agent priority on their list,” the source said. “He would fill a need at the two-guard position and he knows they want him.” CSNNW.com