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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown, still navigating his way through the league's concussion protocol, participated in portions of practice Thursday in Portland and told reporters he's hopeful to return to action as early as Sunday's visit to Sacramento. Brown has missed five games since a scary fall off the rim in Minnesota. Brown told reporters that his mother had playfully told him no more dunking.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters in Portland that All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has talked to multiple doctors about his sore left knee but that there is still “nothing concrete” in terms of how Irving plans to proceed. Said Stevens: “He's still got a couple more people to talk to. ... From everything I've been told, it's still the same. We're monitoring him; he's got the knee soreness. Until I'm told further, he's day-to-day.”

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr says Stephen Curry (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's bout with the Atlanta Hawks. Kevin Durant (ribs), Klay Thompson (hand) and Draymond Green (pelvis) will not play. Green did not practice today and Thompson is only shooting with his left hand, as seen in this video.


Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard has been suspended one game for accumulating his 16th technical.

Adam Reisinger 

A night after posting his first career 30-30 game, Hornets center Dwight Howard was suspended by the NBA. Howard picked up his 16th technical of the season during the win over the Nets, triggering an automatic suspension, which the NBA confirmed today. Howard will sit out tonight's game against the Grizzlies.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The one-game suspension will cost Dwight Howard $162,069. Howard was suspended for picking up his 16th technical in a win at Brooklyn on Wednesday night.