Joakim Noah (thumb) remains questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Noah's sprain isn't considered serious, but there are two factors working against him. First, it's on his right (shooting) side. Second, it's the same thumb that he tore ligaments in during the 2010-11 season and ended up having surgery. The Bulls are expected to update Noah's status following the morning shootaround.
LeBron James said the short-sleeved jerseys the Heat wore on Thursday night affected his jumper.
James went 6-of-18 in the loss to the Spurs, his second-worst shooting night of the season. "I'm not making excuses, but I'm not a big fans of the jerseys," he said. "Every time I shoot it feels like it's just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don't have much room for error on my jump shot. It's definitely not a good thing." He also wore the short sleeves on Christmas Day and in the All-Star game, going a combined 0-of-11 from 3-point range in those games. The good news for James and his owners is that the Heat will be in the standard tank-tops only for the rest of the season.
Jordan Farmar hit just 1-of-5 shots (a 3-pointer) for four points and three assists in 21 minutes of Thursday's 142-94 loss to the Clippers.
This was the biggest win in Clippers history and the biggest loss in Lakers history. Farmar's five-game week, along with his teammates', has quickly disintegrated, but we can only hope things change on Friday against the Nuggets. After such an embarrassing loss, the fact the Lakers have to get on a plane and go to Denver is not a good thing, so it's anyone's guess as to whether things get better tomorrow night or not. For now, just hold onto Farmar and hope for the best.