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Boston Celtics Marcus Smart To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Torn Oblique

The Boston Celtics announced that Marcus Smart will miss 4-6 weeks as the result of a “partial avulsion of his left oblique abdominal muscle off of his iliac crest.” The Celtics guard has suffered a tear of his oblique muscle — an injury will keep the Celtics guard on the bench for at least the team’s first two playoff series. Smart may be able to return to action of the Celtics reach the Eastern Conference Finals. ...Read more

Magic Johnson Steps Down As Lakers President

Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down as the organization’s president of basketball operations on Tuesday night, less than two hours before the Lakers’ regular-season finale against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center.  The 59-year-old Johnson said he officially made up his mind on Tuesday to step down, but that a lot of factors went into the decision. ...Read more