Basketball - Ilyasova ruled out of remainder of season

Milwaukee forward Ersan Ilyasova will miss the remainder of the season with a right ankle injury, just the latest in a long season of losses for the Bucks.

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Ersan İlyasova

The Bucks, who entered play on Thursday with an NBA-low 13 victories, said Ilyasova was examined by Dr. Richard Ferkel, a foot and ankle specialist who recommended the 26-year-old opt for rest and begin a rehabilitation program to strengthen his ankle rather than undergo surgery.

The injury first limited Ilyasova during preseason games and he sat out Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 55 games.

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Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol is not on the team's two-game road trip because of symptoms related to his bout of vertigo over the weekend.

Gasol visited ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. John Rehm and it was determined to keep Gasol back in Los Angeles for rest and recovery.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have signed forward James Nunnally to a second 10-day contract.

Originally signed March 17 as a call up from the NBA Development League, the 6-foot-7 Nunnally has averaged 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds in five games for Philadelphia. He had eight points, two steals and a blocked shot against the Chicago Bulls on March 19.

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