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Jordan Bell leaves after suffering left ankle injury on first play vs Bulls

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Jordan Bell leaves after suffering left ankle injury on first play vs Bulls

Rookie Jordan Bell left the game after sustaining an injury to his left leg 24 seconds after tipoff of the Warriors-Bulls game Wednesday night in Chicago.

After making an unsuccessful attempt to defend a dunk by Chicago big man Robin Lopez, Bell landed awkwardly on his left leg and collapsed in a heap. He remained down for several minutes before being wheeled into the locker room in a wheelchair.

Bell will get X-rays on his left ankle, according to the Warriors.

Bell was starting in place of Draymond Green, who is sitting out with soreness in his right shoulder.

Update on Bell’s condition following the X-rays is expected to come later Wednesday night.

Two Rockets suspended for Clippers fracas, will miss Warriors game

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Two Rockets suspended for Clippers fracas, will miss Warriors game

Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room after a game earlier this week to confront another player.

The NBA announced the suspensions Wednesday.

Ariza and Green went into the Clippers’ locker room after a game Monday night in Los Angeles, one that was marred late by on-court chippiness. Ariza had been ejected from that game in the final moments, as was the Clippers’ Blake Griffin.

Speaking before the suspensions were announced Wednesday, Ariza said there were a “lot of different stories about what happened, none of them which were true.”

Ariza has started in all 40 of his appearances with the Rockets this season. Green has been with the Rockets for 10 games, all off the bench.

Green and Ariza will miss Thursday's game against the Timberwolves and Saturday's game against the Warriors.