Video: Danny Granger out of Game 5 after ankle sprain landing on LeBron James' foot
Danny Granger is questionable to return after spraining his ankle with LeBron James defending a jumpshot.
Update: Granger wills start the second half.
Granger will start second half.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) May 23, 2012
He told TNT that the ankle is "tight" but he will "give it a go."
Danny Granger suffered a sprained ankle in the 2nd quarter of the Pacers' Game 5 in Miami against the Heat and is questionable to return. The incident happened after LeBron James appeared to slightly undercut him coming down from a jumpshot.
The game has already featured two flagrant fouls, one on Dwyane Wade from Tyler Hansbrough, and one from Udonis Haslem in retaliation on Tyler Hansbrough. James moved into Granger but didn't appear to intentionally move to hurt him. The Indianapolis Star reports that Granger is questionable to return.
Granger has a sprained left ankle. Questionable to return— Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA) May 23, 2012
These kind of moves are common place, but the NBA has already moved to stiffen penalties for them after several injuries a result of plays from Bruce Bowen, who of course denied their intention.
Granger has been involved in several incidents with both James and Dwyane Wade during the course of this series and on Tuesday, the Heat stars called Granger out publicly.
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