|Posted by shawn cassidy on February 14, 2012 at 1:50 AM|
Sorry I have been slacking on the nightly rundown, but here you go!
"Derrick saw a specialist this morning," Forman said. "And it reconfirmed what we had thought previously and what the MRI had shown in that there is nothing structurally wrong with his back. It's muscular.
"So at this point, we will continue with what we're doing, which is we'll continue with his therapy, continue to get rest, and it will be day to day. Seeing how he responds to the therapy. And when we feel, he feels, that he's well enough to go back on the floor [he'll return]."
Well I hope to see him Thursday so all the Rondo haters can shut up. I think the Bulls rest him for the remainder of the week., but who knows.
Dirk leads the way past the Clippers
Nowitzki scored 22 points, 11 in the final 6-plus minutes, Shawn Marion added 16, and the Mavericks held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 on Monday night.
Caron Butler of the Clippers scored a season-high 23 points against his former team, and just missed a 3-pointer with less than 5 seconds left that would have put the Clippers in front. Teammate Blake Griffin added 20 points, but Griffin's problems from the free-throw line cost his team as he missed seven of nine foul shots.
Another win for Philly
Lou Williams, , scored 23 points off the bench as the 76ers built an early lead and held on to send the Charlotte Bobcats to their 15th straight defeat, 98-89 on Monday night. The Bobcats are falling off the face of the NBA world.
Corey Maggette scored a season-high 22 points for Charlotte (3-25), but it wasn't enough to snap the longest losing streak in franchise history. The loss drops the Bobcats' winning percentage below that of the 1972-73 76ers, who finished with the worst record ever in the NBA at 9-72.
Kemba Walker added 21 points and Reggie Williams chipped in with 14 for Charlotte.
Phiily beat another team below .500.
Warriors comeback to beat Suns
David Lee had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and the Golden State Warriors earned their first three-game winning streak under the rookie head coach with a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
"It makes a big difference. When you're trying to preach winning basketball, ultimately, you want results," said Jackson, also an ordained minister. "It gets old saying the same things."
Apparently the message is starting to get across for the Warriors.
Rookie Klay Thompson added 10 points and fellow reserve Ekpe Udoh had nine points, including a layup with 35.9 seconds remaining that extended Golden State's lead to five and capped a comeback from 12 points down in the second half. Golden State (11-14) also snapped a seven-game losing streak against Phoenix (12-16)
Marcin Gortat had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Steve Nash handed out 14 assists for Phoenix, playing the first of three games in three nights. The Suns face Denver on Tuesday before returning home against Atlanta on Wednesday.
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