NBA Notes


LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season with a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt.


NEW YORK -- The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be a better one.


OKLAHOMA CITY -- For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.


RIO DE JANEIRO -- Taking on LeBron James isn't the biggest concern for the Miami Heat in Rio de Janeiro.


NEW YORK -- Washington Wizards players DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas were each suspended for one regular-season game by the NBA on Wednesday for leaving the bench area during a