Neto (ankle) played 11 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Jazz's 122-90 loss to the Rockets in Game 1 of the first-round series, finishing with zero points (0-2 FG), two rebounds and one assist. Neto missed the Jazz's final four regular-season contests but was deemed good to go for the postseason opener. As had been the case prior to the injury, Neto played only a minor role off the bench for the Jazz. He's unlikely to be a key part of coach Quin Snyder's rotation throughout Utah's playoff run.
Neto (ankle) will play in Game 1 against the Rockets on Sunday, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Neto missed the final four games due to ankle soreness, but he managed to take part in Saturday's team practice and will be available off the bench Sunday. He averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds in his last five contests of the regular season.
Neto (ankle) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. He is Andy Larsen of KSL.com for Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets. This is a good sign for Neto potentially taking the court for Sunday's Game 1 against Houston. Since March, he's averaging 6.1 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 14.3 minutes.
Neto (ankle) went through portions of Friday's practice, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports. Neto will get some more time to recover, as the Jazz don't play Game 1 against the Rockets until Sunday. With Ricky Rubio (quad) also a partial participant in practice, it's possible Utah deals with a depleted backcourt to start the playoffs.
Neto (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Neto will join a number of Jazz regulars on the sideline Wednesday, as he'll miss his fourth straight game with a sore ankle to conclude the regular season.
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