Rox problems vs Mavs: 1. Jones’ height guarding Dirk (LMA killed Jones last April. Motiejunas out.) 2. Rick Carlisle is the Mavs coach.
I'd feel a lot better about Houston with D bulldog Beverley and the very underrated Motiejunas.
Credit to what HOU has done this season but three things working against them 1. No Patrick Beverley 2. No Donatas Motiejunas 3. D12 knee
Rockets announce that Motiejunas out for season. Underwent microdiscectomy today.
Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas had a lumbar microdiscetomy this morning.
Donatas Motiejunas underwent surgery today on his back, a source confirmed.
Without Donatas Motiejunas, we're going to see a lot of teams intentionally fouling Joey Dorsey in the playoffs.
McHale said Motiejunas will not play basketball for months.
Rockets' injury situation: Patrick Beverley (out), Donatas Motiejunas (out), Kostas Papanikolaou (questionable)
Rockets have the veteran minimum to offer someone but have no roster spots available with the loss of Donatas Motiejunas.
In a normal year, Motiejunas would have been MIP candidate. Butler, Green, Whiteside, Gobert will fill ballots, but D-Mo growth significant.
After Motiejunas received treatment in NO thought it was nothing. Was upbeat. Did a community event next day. Had to leave next shootaround,
Rockets still trying to determine if Donatas Motiejunas will need back surgery.
Motiejunas, Rockets still deciding whether he will need any surgery or just more time.
Man that's a big loss for the Rockets with Motiejunas being out. Even more pressure on Harden now than there already was.
Motiejunas has not made progress since the pain started in his lower back.
Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas is out for season, including the playoffs.
Source: Rockets PF Donatas Motiejunas will miss rest of season with back issues.
Hearing Motiejunas has NOT had a setback but his injury simply isn't improving. Yet another tough injury blow for Rockets
Rockets forward Kostas Papanikolau upgraded to questionable. Motiejunas still out.
Kostas Papanikolaou is questionable for tomorrow's game against the Spurs. Motiejunas and Beverley are out.
This is where Howard's min restriction, Motiejunas absence hurts. Howard had to sit when rolling, can't come back w/ Harden in foul trouble.
Corey Brewer (left oblique strain) and Jason Terry (neck strain) are listed as probable. Donatas Motiejunas (low back pain) is out.
Lowry is listed as out for tonight's game, by the way. No Dwight Howard (rest), Patrick Beverley, Terrence Jones or Motiejunas for Rockets
With Howard limited to 20 mins (and Motiejunas, Papanikolaou, Jones out) Clint Capela could play today or tmrw. Time to get 1st NBA point?
Back in starting lineup with Jones, Motiejunas out, Josh Smith's been sensational. He's 6 of 7 for 15p with 5r, 6a, many other fine passes.