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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Lance Thomas is not with the Knicks for their game against the Bulls tonight due to personal reasons.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs coach Larry Drew says Kevin Love will play tonight.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has a pretty straightforward answer on what he likes about the way the Thunder are moving the ball and playing efficient offense.


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Tyronn Lue's decision to step away to focus on his health. Kerr has dealt with own health issues with his back, and empathizes. "I feel for Ty. We've been in contact and we…health is everything," Kerr said. "This game is fun, and it's exciting, and we all love our jobs. But we just want to be healthy. We just want everyone to be healthy, the players, the coaches. So we're thinking about Ty and hoping he can recover quickly, and find some answers and get back on the sidelines because he's a great guy. He's a great representative for their team and for the league. We just want him back. It's hard. No matter how you slice it, it's difficult when you're dealing with health stuff, and you're trying to do what's best for the team. You have to sort things out whatever your health situation is. It's not easy." Kerr was asked what might contribute to health-related issues for NBA coaches that might not be obvious to the casual observer. "I think sleep is a big deal," Kerr said. "It's one of the reasons we kind of tailor our schedule when we travel to letting the guys sleep. Coaches need sleep too. There's a lot of recovery that goes on when you're resting, and you need that. You need to eat well, you need to stay hydrated. But things happen. That's what I've learned. Stuff happens, unexpected stuff. And you've got to just deal with it and do the best you can."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls will be missing Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen on Monday when they play the Knicks. If the Knicks lose to Chicago, they move back to sole possession of 8th place in the Lottery Standings and could move to within 1.5 games of 7th-place Sacramento (pending the results of Kings-Pistons)‬.