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William Weinbaum ESPN 

Greek broadcaster/former coach Vangelis Alexandris accused ex-Cavs coach David Blatt of lying — because "he has Jewish blood inside him" — when he said he didn't know his Olympiacos team would walk off/forfeit a game last month. Said World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer Thu.: "Such expressions of antisemitism recall the darkest days of history and the oldest tropes in the book. It is inconceivable that someone in the sporting community could make such shameful comments. We demand an immediate retraction and apology."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs G/F Tim Hardaway Jr. will not play the rest of the season due to a stress reaction in his left leg, coach Rick Carlisle told reporters.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks didn't have enough players for a five-on-five practice so Frank Ntilikina didn't get to scrimmage again on Thursday. He is questionable for Friday's game against Denver. Ntilikina has been sidelined since late January with a groin injury.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James participated in half of practice today, but Lakers coach Luke Walton said he expects that James should play tomorrow vs. Brooklyn.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks great Willis Reed huddling with Steve Mills, Scott Perry and David Fizdale after practice today. Reed was on NYK's last title-winning team (1972-73).