Portland’s Brandon Roy
had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee wil miss one to two weeks.
The guard has already been ruled out of Portland’s first-round series against Phoenix, which starts Sunday. The team is left open the possibility of his return should the Trail Blazers advance.
The three-time All-Star leads Portland with an average of 21.5 points per game.
Spurs unsure of starter at point
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich
isn’t saying whether Tony Parker
or George Hill
will start at point guard in the playoff opener Sunday in Dallas.
Parker came off the bench all six games after returning from a broken bone in his right hand. However, Hill aggravated a sprained right ankle in the season finale.
Hill participated in part of practice Friday and is considered a game-time decision.
Kirilenko out; K-Mart in
Forward Andrei Kirilenko
will miss Utah’s first-round playoff series against Denver after aggravating his strained left calf during a workout Thursday, making it harder for the Jazz to guard Nuggets All-Star Carmelo Anthony
Told of Kirilenko’s absence in the first round, Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin
Martin will man the middle for Denver, but how effective he’ll be remains a mystery after he missed 18 games with a balky left knee before returning to play limited minutes in the Nuggets’ final three regular season games.
With Kirilenko out, coach Jerry Sloan
said he plans to have Carlos Boozer
back in the lineup for Game 1 tonight at the Pepsi Center.