Basketball - Stoudemire and Martin both injured

New York Knicks forwards Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin will both be sidelined for at least two weeks because of ankle injuries.

Basketball - Stoudemire and Martin both injured

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An MRI revealed Stoudemire suffered a sprained left ankle and a bone bruise on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. Stoudemire is averaging 9.6 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.

Martin's MRI showed a sprain and tendinitis in the ankle that has been a problem for him since late last season. He is averaging 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds this season.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have held a team meeting in the wake of guard/forward Nick Young's ejection during Wednesday's 121-114 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Postgame comments by Young and other players portrayed the team as at odds with each other. However, coach Mike D'Antoni said that is not the case.

"They're fine," he said after Friday's shootaround in Boston. "We talked about it. It's just, we need to be more aggressive. Not, per se, in fighting, but being more aggressive in playing. It really just kind of showed that we don't have enough fight in the dog right now."

Young was also suspended one game for throwing a punch at Suns guard Goran Dragic while retaliating for a hard foul by Suns center Alex Len.

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Dallas Mavericks reserve guard Gal Mekel has undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.

The team set no timetable for his return.

Mekel is averaging 2.4 points, 2.1 assists and 9.6 minutes per game.

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