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Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:01 am
Edited on: February 7, 2012 1:05 am
 
Chauncey Billups was one of several players to go down with injuries Monday. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore

If there was a tipping point for when the compacted schedule would really start to take a significant toll on the league through injury, you have to wonder if it was Monday night. Here's a rundown of the M*A*S*H* unit the league turned into Monday night in a torrent of injuries. 

  • The Hornets announced Jason Smith is out one week with a concussion he sustained Saturday against the  Pistons. 
  • Elton Brand was held out of the Sixers' game against the Lakers with a thumb injury. 

 That's one night of action and we haven't even gotten the random trickle-down injuries from the late games yet. Usually we'd be about a week away from the All-Star Game but since we haven't actually gotten through that many games due to the late start following the lockout, there's another three weeks before the All-Star break provides some relief. Vince Carter said last week that this year was about survival and you can tell how much that has an impact on teams' approaches. It's just a rough year for all teams in terms of managing wear and tear with this schedule, and Monday night was one in which a lot of teams lost that battle.
Comments

Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:12 am
 

Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

too many games. Its that simple. David Stern at his most stupid.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:11 am
 

Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

you're an idiot



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 8:49 am
 

Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

M--_-- maybe,you can find your romantic loveKiss

Really? It can be that easy to send a child molester to my door?



Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:56 am
 

Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

Sprained ankles, broken ankles, doubtful to start for a hang nail. Nba players are wussies. Get paid millions and they are all creme puffs! NBA sucks!!!!


sugarcupid888
Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:16 am
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Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:01 am
 

Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

The biggest blow has to be Billups being injured for the Clippers.  The Knicks don't look like they are going anywhere significant. Billups is a huge part of the Clippers team this year.  Mo Williams is a great 6th man and will have to step in to a starting rolel.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:25 am
 

Monday, bloody Monday strikes the NBA

Thats what happens with a shorten season.


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