Charlotte Hornets PR: INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets vs IND 10/20 Miles Bridges (R Knee Discomfort) probable Terry Rozier (L Ankle Sprain) probable #AllFly
Rozier sprained his right ankle at the end of the first half and missed the rest of the game. That gave Ball the second-half start, something many Hornets fans have been demanding for weeks. Rozier laid on the court for some time at the end of the half before being walking off the court with assistance from teammate Miles Bridges. The Hornets declared him out for the rest of the game, but there’s no indication how long he might be out. Rozier has been a starter all season and is the Hornets’ second-leading scorer at 18.9 points per game.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Brad Stevens: Jaylen Brown (back) will play with some sort of minute restriction; Terry Rozier (illness) is fine. @CelticsCLNS @CLNSMedia
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown and Al Horford are officially available tonight vs Orlando, per the team. Terry Rozier and Guerschon Yabusele are questionable.
Brian Robb: Per team, Jaylen Brown (back) is doubtful for tomorrow night. Terry Rozier is questionable due to illness. Al Horford probable with knee soreness.
Chris Grenham: Terry Rozier, Daniel Theis, and Guerschon Yabusele are all sick and questionable for tomorrow's game vs Atlanta, per the Celtics.
Brian Robb: Rozier and Theis are out due to illness tonight. Tatum (shoulder) and Smart (illness) are expected to play, per Celtics.
Jay King: Daniel Theis and Terry Rozier are both good to go. Aron Baynes is close, and a possibility to return Sunday, per Stevens.
Chris Forsberg: Celtics list Jaylen Brown (Right Low Back Bruise) as doubtful vs New Orleans. Terry Rozier (Left Knee Soreness) is probable. Gordon Hayward off the injury list and should be back after sitting out the second night of a back to back.
Tom Westerholm: Lengthy injury list for the Celtics tonight, which includes Gordon Hayward (out with ankle soreness) and Terry Rozier (questionable with knee soreness). Looks like Al Horford is good to go.
Chris Forsberg: Terry Rozier said that Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee was the first game in his life that he’s ever missed due to injury. "Usually if I missed a game it was because I did something in school or something like that."
Scott Souza: #Celtics Terry Rozier said he is "definitely" playing tomorrow in Milwaukee: I’m not a guy who just wants to sit out if I don’t have a legit reason. I’m fine. I can play. My ankle is not super bad.
November 29, 2021 | 4:29 am EST Update
As Wes Unseld Jr. typically does after victories, he checked in with each player in the locker room. Often Unseld merely bumps fists with a player at that player’s locker, pats him on the back or says something along the lines of “good job.” But after the Wizards beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-114, with Bradley Beal playing a decisive role, Unseld had a specific message for his star.
Unseld wanted Beal to know Beal outdid himself this time — putting the team first by consistently making the “right” basketball play instead of trying to win the game all on his own. The scene illustrated the difficult adjustment Beal is trying to make, and it also showed how much Unseld appreciates his star’s efforts to make that adjustment.
“It’s a total mental transition from last year,” Beal said. “My mentality, obviously, was I had to score in order for us to be in games last year. For us to be in a game, not win a game. But to actually be competitive in a game, I had to score a lot of points. It’s not like that this year, and I have to take that mindset back at times.”
With reports that Jokic’s brothers are going to the Monday match after buying tickets, Heat veteran Udonis Haslem recently issued a stern warning to them. “I have nothing to do with that, man,” Haslem said to the Miami Herald. “We’re going to play a basketball game. “That’s over with. I don’t have nothing to do with that. I keep hearing about the Jokic brothers buying tickets to come to the game. They better stay in line and don’t come down there and start trouble. Miami is my city. It’s my city.”
Haslem has already expressed his respect for Jokic and a desire to move on from the issue. He reiterated that the Heat will go to play basketball, and that Jokic’s siblings should just enjoy the game and go home afterwards if they do intend to attend. “What the hell you buying tickets for?” Haslem continued. “To come do what? That’s my city. Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Come enjoy the game and take your [butts] home. Ain’t nobody messing with your brother. We come to play basketball.”
Curry also seemed fired up to show he can excel on defense, too. After fielding criticism about his defense for most of his 13-year NBA career, Curry impressed the Warriors so much with his six steals, eight deflections and overall hustle that they acknowledged viewing him more as a defensive asset than a liability. “He’s one of the best defenders we have on our team now,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is an early candidate to collect his second Defensive Player of the Year honor this season. “It’s beautiful to watch. When he’s giving the type of effort that he gives on that side of the floor, everyone else has to follow. It makes our defense that much better.”