Adams (back) churned out 17 points (6-12 FG, 5-8 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals across 36 minutes in the Thunder's 108-100 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. The big man fought through the lower back stiffness that had been plaguing him to take the court and log the second-highest allotment of minutes behind Paul George. Adams turned in an admirable performance, posting a team-high number of rebounds and serving as the ideal scoring complement to George and Dennis Schroder. With Russell Westbrook (knee) potentially set to miss the first few games of the season, Adams, who averaged a career-high 13.9 points in the 2017-18 campaign, could continue taking on increased offensive responsibility.
Adams (back) will play during Tuesday's season opener against the Warriors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Adams had been dealing with some back soreness, but it won't prevent him from taking the court. He'll presumably start. Last season, he averaged 13.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 block across 32.7 minutes.
Adams (back) remains a game-time call for Tuesday's game against the Warriors, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports. Adams went through warmups, but he remains a true game-time call. If he's sidelined, Nerlens Noel is likely to draw the start and see the biggest uptick in minutes.
Adams (back) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's regular-season opener against the Warriors, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports. Adams came into Tuesday with a questionable designation due to lower back soreness and it appears the team will wait until he goes through pregame warmups to make a decision on his availability. Look for another update to be provided as tip-off approaches, but if Adams were to miss time, Nerlens Noel would likely be in line for a start at center. Patrick Patterson could also be used more as a small-ball center.
Adams is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Warriors with lower back stiffness, Royce Young of ESPN.com reports. Adams was apparently healthy throughout the preseason, so it's unclear exactly when the big man picked up the back problems. He will likely end up being a game-time decision Tuesday, but in the event that Adams is ruled out, the Thunder will likely lean on Nerlens Noel to start at center for them in Golden State.
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