TNT's Sager returns to the air following treatment for leukemia
CHICAGO – Craig Sager, 63, returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia.
The sideline reporter worked Oklahoma City's game against Chicago for TNT, 11 months after he was diagnosed with leukemia.
"I'm 60 yards shorter off the tee, but I feel good," Sager said.
Best known for his outlandish outfits, Sager wore a red, black and gray plaid jacket and matching Nike shoes that sparkled in the dark for the occasion.
•BULLS STOP THUNDER: Nikola E'Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and Chicago rallied to beat Oklahoma City 108-105, ending Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four. Westbrook scored 43 points on 14-for-32 shooting and added seven assists and eight rebounds. On Wednesday, he had career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds and added 10 assists in an overtime victory over Philadelphia.
•BLAZERS WIN GAME, LOSE MATTHEWS: Wesley Matthews had to be helped off the court after hurting his left foot during Portland's 94-75 victory over Dallas. Matthews is averaging 16.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 to lead the Blazers.