Ish Smith (ankle) had 16 points (7-24 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 33 minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 98-92 overtime loss to the Clippers on Monday.
Smith missed Saturday's showdown with the Nets after spraining his ankle against the Wizards on Friday. However, he was able to return to the starting lineup and play 33 minutes on Monday. Given that Smith was supposedly set to face a 24-minute restriction, his ankle must have been feeling fine. His field-goal percentage has plummeted to 36 percent during the last four contests, but he is still managing solid averages of 15.3 points, 6.5 assists to 1.8 turnovers, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 steals in 32 minutes over that same span. The 76ers host the Kings on Wednesday, and then they have eight nights off for the All-Star break, so rest is at least on the horizon for the 27-year-old journeyman.
Smith sprained his left ankle in Friday's loss to the Wizards, which kept him out of Saturday's game against the Nets. Though he'll return to the starting lineup after a one-game absence, but the minutes restriction would seem to imply that the ankle still isn't 100 percent healthy. T.J. McConnell figures to pick up some extra minutes off the bench Monday.
Ish Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nets, Calkins Media's Tom Moore reports.
The Sixers quickly announced that T.J. McConnell would get the start at point guard, meaning he could see 30-plus minutes. Isaiah Canaan and Kendall Marshall could also see slight upticks in minutes Saturday. Smith is fully expected to return Monday against the Clippers.
Ish Smith is questionable to participate in Saturday's matchup with the Nets after spraining his ankle Friday, Jessica Camerato of Philadelphia's Comcast Sports Network reports.
It is unclear when Smith hurt his ankle in Friday's loss to the Wizards, but he appears to be a true game-time decision Saturday. His status will simply depend on how his ankle is feeling closer to tip-off. He posted 22 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block in 32 minutes Friday. If he cannot go, look for T.J. McConnell and Kendall Marshall to see increased roles with the team.
Ish Smith posted 22 points (11-25 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block in 32 minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 106-94 loss to the Wizards on Friday.
Smith is shooting just 39 percent from the field over the last five games. He is averaging 15.6 points, 7.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per appearance over these past five, but he has needed a staggering 17.6 shot attempts. Though his counting stats haven't fallen off much, the honeymoon is clearly over. Still, Smith has helped the 76ers establish themselves as an actual NBA team since his arrival, and he will likely have the keys to the offense for the remainder of the season.
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