National Basketball Association roundup

Tue Feb 3, 2015 7:43pm EST
 
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(The Sports Xchange) - After suffering a gruesome leg injury last summer, Indianapolis expected Paul George to miss the entire 2014-15 campaign. On Tuesday, team president Larry Bird wasn't so definite that George wouldn't play this season.

George recently has participated in light practice and even has been able to dunk. Bird said he had no clue if George will play, but if George is healthy and says he can play, fans can expect to see him back in action.

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Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick is sidelined indefinitely while recovering from back spasms.

Redick left Monday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets after four minutes when his back began bothering him. He initially injured his back on the last play of a game against the Denver Nuggets a week earlier.

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Kevin Love is struggling lately with his shooting and Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James believes he know why.

"I think Kev had some shots that he passed up on," James said. "Maybe he felt that he just wasn't in a good rhythm. ... I think his confidence maybe shooting the ball is a little down."

During the Cavaliers' 11-game losing streak, Love is shooting 37 percent from the field and 29 percent on 3-point attempts. He averaged 26.1 points per game last season, which ranked fourth in the NBA, and is at 16.9 this season.   Continued...