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Blazers’ Wesley Matthews experiences irregular heartbeat, listed as day-to-day

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If the Blazers are to have any chance at a long shot playoff berth this season, they’ll need a healthy Wesley Matthews starting at the two for as much of the campaign as possible.

Matthews experienced an irregular heartbeat during practice on Wednesday, however, and at the moment is listed as being day-to-day.

The team’s official release:

Portland guard Wesley Matthews experienced an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) today during practice.

Matthews underwent an electrical cardioversion procedure this afternoon and his heartbeat has returned to normal.

He did not travel with the team to Oakland and is out for tomorrow night’s preseason game at Golden State and is listed day-to-day.

Anything involving the heart is a potentially scary situation, and we obviously wish Matthews all the best. He averaged 14.8 points and 2.5 assists in 69 starts for the Blazers last season.

Russell Westbrook gets so hot, he has to cool himself down (video)

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NEW ORLEANS — Russell Westbrook hit 4-of-6 3-pointers in the third quarter.

This one apparently put him on fire to the point he had to cool himself off.

Stephen Curry literally lays down on defense to avoid ending up in Greek Freak poster (VIDEO)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 19:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors looks on in the first half of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It’s hard to find a new low for defense in an NBA All-Star Game.

But Stephen Curry was laying down on defense. Literally.

The result was a Giannis Antetokounmpo dunk and Curry ending up in the highlight anyway.

Russell Westbrook off the backboard to DeAndre Jordan for the dunk (VIDEO)

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Hey, DeAndre Jordan, where was this Saturday night during the Dunk Contest?

The Clippers’ big man threw down an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Russell Westbrook during the All-Star Game Sunday that was better than anything he did on Saturday night. Enjoy

LeBron James passes off backboard to himself for dunk (video)

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NEW ORLEANS — Even in a game conducive to highlights, LeBron James went above and beyond.