Blazers' McCollum has collapsed lung

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been diagnosed with a collapsed right lung and will be sidelined indefinitely, the team said Tuesday.

McCollum was injured in the final quarter of the Blazers' 145-117 loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday. He was listed as probable with a rib contusion for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, but did not play in the 102-90 loss.

McCollum's condition was revealed by a CT scan, the team said.

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IOC can't give assurances on Peng's case

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Nets rally from 17 down to beat Mavs

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The Eastern Conference leaders responded during Harden's "go" time this time. (MORE)

James scores 30 as Lakers handle Celtics

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