Bulls: Bobby Portis’ run-in with Kevin Durant on Friday left the Chicago forward with a sprained elbow and a feeling that he is being treated differently by the officials because of his reputation formed after a 2017 practice altercation with Nikola Mirotic. Portis and Durant got tangled up on a screen, and Portis believes the Warriors star grabbed his right arm and purposely pulled it down.
“Yeah, that wasn’t inadvertent,” he said. “If I would have done that, I would have gotten a foul called on me. I guess it’s just who you’re playing against. Everything is officiated different toward whoever it is, but if you look back at the video at the time, it was obvious.” Mavericks: J.J. Barea won’t play again this season and will undergo surgery Monday after rupturing his right Achilles tendon Friday in Dallas’ victory against Minnesota. The 13-year veteran averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 assists per game as the Mavs’ sixth man.
Grizzlies: Forward Kyle Anderson is expected to miss at least two to four weeks because of a Grade 2 left ankle sprain suffered Saturday against Miami. Anderson is averaging 7.9 points and 5.8 rebounds this season.