>>Bucks Announce Parker Out Rest of Year
The Milwaukee Bucks announced that rookie Jabari Parker is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
Parker left Monday's 96-94 win over the Phoenix Suns after suffering the injury on a drive to the basket in the third quarter.
Parker returned to Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon and an MRI revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He will undergo surgery to repair the injury.
Parker was leading a break early in the third when he appeared to collide with P.J. Tucker. His left knee buckled and he went down in immediate pain.
At the time, team officials confirmed a left knee sprain for Parker, who did not return and finished with eight points.
Parker, the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Duke, did not disappoint in 25 games as a rookie. The reigning Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October/November was second among first-year players with an average of 12.3 points and his 5.5 rebounds ranked third.
>>Pacers Would Bring Back Stephenson If Bird OKs Move
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon says he would bring back eccentric guard Lance Stephenson in a trade if team president Larry Bird gives his approval. Simon told the "Indianapolis Star" the move would be up to the front office. The 24-year-old left the Pacers during the offseason after four seasons to sign a three-year, 27.4-million-dollar contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Multiple reports say Stephenson has already worn out his welcome in Charlotte, and is on the trading block.
>>Grizzlies End Warriors' 16-Game Winning Streak
(Memphis, TN) -- Marc Gasol led a balanced attack with 24 points as the Grizzlies ended the Warriors' 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory in Memphis. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won their last five. Mike Conley also scored 17 points in the victory. Klay Thompson netted 22 points for Golden State, which lost for the first time since November 11th. Stephen Curry had 19 points on 9-of-25 shooting, including 1-of-10 from three-point range, in the loss.
Washington Wizards 109, Minnesota Timberwolves 95
Miami Heat 95, Brooklyn Nets 91
Dallas Mavericks 107, New York Knicks 87
New Orleans Pelicans 119, Utah Jazz 111
Oklahoma City Thunder 104, Sacramento Kings 92