Black (eye) will play Monday against the Clippers, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Black sat out the Rockets last game with an eye injury, however he will return to the Rockets lineup Monday. This season, Black's averaging 10.0 minutes per game and will likely continue to play a similar role.
Black (eye) will practice Sunday and is likely to play Monday against the Clippers if he doesn't experiences any setbacks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Black took a shot to his left eye during Wednesday's game and was forced to sit out Friday's contest against the Suns. If everything goes according to plan during Sunday's practice, he'll rejoin the rotation for Monday's tilt. The big man has seen 12.8 minutes per game during his five appearances with the Rockets in January.
Black suffered an abrasion to his left eye during Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers and won't play against the Suns on Friday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Black took a shot to the face on a dunk attempt during Wednesday's game and was ultimately unable to return, finishing the night with 13 points (6-8 FG), five rebounds and two steals across 15 minutes of action. The good news is he appears to have avoided a concussion, though he'll still be held out for at least one game. With Black and Nene Hilario (knee) both expected to miss Friday's contest, look for Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson to take on more minutes, while P.J. Tucker could also see increased run.
Black managed 13 points (6-6 FG, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and one block across 20 minutes in Saturday's 108-101 loss to the Pistons.
Black equaled a season high with Saturday's scoring tally, which marked only the third time all season he'd posted a double-digit point total. The fourth-year pro has often found playing time scarce in his second Rockets stint, as he came into the game averaging a career-low 9.5 minutes. Black's solid offensive and rebounding night is representative of what he's proven capable of in past opportunities, so it's possible that his productive effort could lead to a bump in playing time in coming games.
Hilario's strained shoulder isn't considered a long-term concern, so Black may only see an expanded role for a few games, if not just Monday. Black has filled in admirably as the backup to Clint Capela in the five contests Hilario has already missed due to injury or rest, with the 26-year-old notably contributing a season-high 13 points to go with seven rebounds and two blocks over 18 minutes when Hilario most recently sat out Nov. 14 against the Raptors.
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