Dwayne Wade out against the Bobcats:
As Miami go for their 26th straight victory, coach Erik Spoelstra has decided to give one of the team’s big three the night off.
Bothered by a sore right knee, Wade will miss Sunday’s contest against Charlotte. The nine-time all-star has been receiving treatment throughout the past few days.
X-rays negative on Stephen Curry’s ankle:
Warrior’s fans can exhale; despite spraining his right ankle in Saturday’s win, the X-rays were negative and although there is no timetable, Curry is not expected to miss too much time.
After the game, Curry told the San Francisco Chronicle, “Don’t worry about my ankle. It’s just another little episode.” I’ll get through it, like I usually do.”
Golden State currently leads Houston by one game for the sixth spot in the Western Conference.
Toronto Raptors shutting down Rudy Gay?
The team’s prized deadline acquisition missed Saturday’s loss to the Knicks, instead staying in Toronto to receive treatment on his back.
Coach Dwayne Casey said that a decision will be made based on how Gay responds to the treatment. If there is no sign of improvement, expect the organization to discuss shutting the small forward down for the rest of the season.
The Connecticut product is averaging 20 points, six rebounds and three assists since being traded to Toronto.
Paul George dealing with sprained ligament in finger:
The all-star forward has been dealing with a sprained ligament in his left pinkie; an injury George believes occurred three or four games ago.
Since then, George has been taping his pinkie and ring finger.
“I can barely put pressure on it.” George said when discussing Saturday’s loss to the Bulls. “The first half, I couldn’t really dribble to my left. The ball was going all over the place. I couldn’t get control of it. Once the game gets going I allow myself to just play.”