Los Angeles Lakers rookie Josh Hart is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand on Friday, according to the team.
Hart, who suffered the injury on Wednesday in practice, had the surgery performed by Dr. Steven S. Shin. According to the team’s timetable, Hart could potentially return as early as March 30 against Milwaukee.
At that point the Lakers would have eight games remaining in the season. Head coach Luke Walton said on Thursday that if Hart returns with “a couple of weeks left [in the season] then yeah we’ll get him back on the court.”
Wiggins added 21 points for the Timberwolves. Towns has had a double-double in a league-high 55 games this season.
Timberwolves: The Timberwolves waived forward Shabazz Muhammad before the game. “He wasn’t playing as much as he would have liked and we told him we’d try to do the right thing for him,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. Muhammad averaged 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 32 games this season. … The Timberwolves arrived in Portland early and Thibodeau was able to attend Portland’s 116-99 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday.
Portis had 15 in the second half and Chicago used a 16-4 run in the final five minutes to end a five-game losing streak.
The game featured two of the worst teams in the league, both entering with 10-game losing streaks and looking more at their draft position than any long-lost hope of the postseason. The Suns victory gave them 19 wins, one more than Memphis, but Phoenix has two more losses in the race to the bottom. Some statistics were reflective of both teams’ troubles. Memphis committed 20 turnovers Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China and shot 38 percent for the game, while the Suns had 16 miscues and connected on 46 percent.
The Grizzlies are not only losing, but really not getting Cheap Kids Football Jerseys close. They have lost their last four by an average of 17 points.
“We haven’t really been on track all season,” Harrison said. “We’ve got to continue to play better.”