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Thunder notebook: Houston's Kevin Martin on the mend

By John Rohde, Staff Writer, Modified: January 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm •  Published: January 11, 2011

Rockets guard Kevin Martin, who had 92 points in his three previous games, missed Monday's contest at Boston after spraining his right wrist in a fall against Utah on Saturday. X-rays were negative and he was considered questionable for Wednesday night's home game against the Thunder.

“I sprained it pretty good,” Martin told the Houston Chronicle. “It was hurting pretty good this morning, but I thought it was just because it was the morning. We were going to see how it warmed up through the day. It's just ineffective right now. Without my right wrist, ability is nothing. We have to give it a little bit of time. Nothing serious, though.”


Thunder coach Scott Brooks played with the Houston Rockets when they won the world championship in the 1993-94 season, and also for 28 games in the 1994-95 season before being traded to Dallas.

The Rockets now have a star point guard in Aaron Brooks, who has missed 24 games this season with an ankle injury.

Aaron Brooks returned to the lineup Monday night and erupted for 24 points (5 for 8 from 3-point range) and five assists in an upset victory at Boston. Brooks played 37 minutes, his longest stint in a game since the season opener against the Lakers in Los Angeles.

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