Thunder's Roberson carted off with leg injury

Posted January 29, 2018

Roberson went down in a scary-looking fall during the third quarter of Oklahoma City's win Saturday in Detroit, and the team announced Sunday that a ruptured patella tendon will end his 2017-18 campaign. Adams has averaged 15.8 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals per game. Let's take a quick moment to ensure Roberson satys in our thoughts, then we'll get back to the grades.

Warriors star Stephen Curry offered some support on Twitter Saturday, as did LeBron James.

Roberson's importance to his team was highlighted when each member of the starting five had something to say about him after the game.

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Ben Simmons had 22 points and seven assists in Philadelphia's loss to a Russell Westbrook-led Oklahoma City in an otherwise quiet day for Australia's National Basketball Association players. The game is February 18 in Los Angeles.

Detroit's reserves actually outscored Oklahoma City's 64-25, but the Thunder's starters outscored Detroit's 96-44.

Embiid finished the game with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks, making 3-out-of-four three-point attempts. He has scored 13,970 points for the Nuggets, 10,186 points for the Knicks and 845 for Oklahoma City this season when he hit 25,000.

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The rookie has been a shining light during a very rough period and he is forcing Stan Van Gundy to give an increased role.

"I think Dre's situation probably took a lot out of us", Donovan said.

The Pistons' cut the deficit to nine points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Thunder never lost control. They can't get too comfortable, however, as they have to bounce back tomorrow night against Philadelphia.

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They'll look for their second straight victory on Sunday against the Pistons, who are reeling in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. For the Pistons, Reggie Bullock is questionable with a thumb injury. Andre Drummond led the team with a monster night of 30 points and 24 rebounds, Ish Smith added 14 points off the bench while Tobias Harris chipped in with 13 points on six of 17 shooting.