Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is likely to miss the rest of his rookie season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ESPN reported Tuesday night.
The Bucks are expected to announce Wednesday that Parker will be lost for the season after suffering a tear - not a sprain, as was initially diagnosed - in the third quarter of the Bucks' victory Monday night in Phoenix.
Parker's knee buckled on a drive to the basket, after which he collided with the Suns' P.J. Tucker.
He had to be carried off the court by teammates and underwent an MRI on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Since being selected No. 2 overall in June by the Bucks, Parker had emerged as a top rookie of the year contender in Milwaukee's surprising 13-12 start, averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Warriors' streak ends
Marc Gasol scored 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors' NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory Tuesday night in Memphis, Tenn.
Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 17 points, and Randolph grabbed 10 rebounds as Memphis earned its fifth straight win. Vince Carter added a season-high 16 points and Jon Leuer chipped in with 11.
The Warriors entered the game with the NBA's best record at 21-2. They lost for the first time since Nov. 11 against the Spurs, also the last team to beat Memphis. This was the first time in NBA history in which both teams had 19 or more wins in the first 24 games.
Golden State star Stephen Curry missed back-to-back three-pointers in the final 10 seconds. He finished with 19 points but was 9 of 25 from the field.
Mavericks 107, Knicks 87 - Tyson Chandler had three dunks during Dallas' sizzling start to his return to New York, and Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points to help the Mavericks beat the Knicks.
Monta Ellis added 14 points for the Mavericks, the NBA's highest-scoring team that couldn't have executed much better during a nearly unstoppable start that gave them the lead for good.
Chandler Parsons had 13 after missing a game with a sore lower back.
Heat 95, Nets 91 - Dwyane Wade scored 28 points and Miami beat host Brooklyn.
The Heat had five players score in double figures, including three reserves. Starting forward Luol Deng had 18 points and rookie Shabazz Napier scored 11.
Pelicans 119, Jazz 111 - Anthony Davis returned from a chest injury and scored 31 points as host New Orleans overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat reeling Utah.
- Inquirer wire services