National Basketball Association roundup

National Basketball Association roundup
By Reuters

07/03/2017 at 01:29Updated 07/03/2017 at 01:33

March 6 (The Sports Xchange) - Carmelo Anthony was sidelined Monday night against the Orlando Magic after sustaining a sore left knee, New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek announced before the game.

Hornacek said he believes the 32-year-old Anthony injured his knee while blocking a shot in the second half of the Knicks' 112-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

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Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue did not coach against the Miami Heat because of an illness he's been battling for at least a week.

Associate head coach Larry Drew, who coached the Atlanta Hawks from 2010-2013 and the Milwaukee Bucks the following season, will take over for Lue.

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The Charlotte Hornets signed forward Johnny O'Bryant to a second 10-day contract.

O'Bryant, 23, signed his first 10-day contract with Charlotte on Feb. 24. The 6-foot-9 O'Bryant has played in two games with the Hornets, averaging 8.5 points on 80 percent from the field and 3.0 rebounds in 8.5 minutes per contest.

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The Philadelphia 76ers signed forward-center Shawn Long to a 10-day contract after recalling him from the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.

Long, 24, originally signed with the Sixers last July before being waived on Oct. 24 and joining the Sevens.

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The Denver Nuggets recalled rookie guard Malik Beasley from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.

In his latest D-League stint, the 20-year-old Beasley appeared in three games for the Skyforce and averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 29.7 minutes per contest.

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The Cavaliers recalled guard Kay Felder from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.

Felder, 21, is averaging 30.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists in seven games with the Charge this season.

The 5-foot-9, 176-pound Felder, a second-round pick (54th overall) in 2016 by the Atlanta Hawks, had his rights acquired by Cleveland on draft night. He is averaging 4.0 points and 9.5 minutes in 37 games for the Cavs this season. ))

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