Krstic out again?
After missing the last game with a sore left Achilles, Nenad Krstic
returned to the starting lineup. Krstic played well, but in the final seconds of the third quarter rolled his left ankle after he landed on Elton Brand’s
"I don’t really know right now (how severe it is), but I don’t think it’s too serious,” Krstic said. "But it’s a little sore.”
Three players returned for Wednesday’s game, giving coach Scott Brooks
a 12-man roster for the first time in a week. Nick Collison
returned after missing four games with a sprained knee. Shaun Livingston
returned after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery 15 days ago.
Livingston did not play. Mike Wilks
logged 14 minutes. Etan Thomas
also didn’t play.
"They really only play one big guy,” Brooks said, explaining why Thomas didn’t play. "They’re a team that plays small, plays fast. They have good athletes that can run and shoot. And it’s tough to play more than nine guys in the NBA.”
ESPN CHOOSES DURANT
joined an impressive list of ESPN The Magazine’s "Next” big athletes.
Previous ESPN selections were: Matt Ryan
(2009), Joba Chamberlain
(2008), Dwight Howard
(2007), Reggie Bush
and Vince Young
(2006), Adrian Peterson
(2005), Kazuo Matsui
(2004), LeBron James
(2003), Brian Urlacher
(2002), Yao Ming
(2001), Vince Carter
(2000), Randy Moss
and Keith Van Horn
(1999) and Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Kordell Stewart
and Eric Lindros