- Associated Press - Friday, March 10, 2017

DALLAS (AP) - Brooklyn center Brook Lopez will miss the Nets’ game at Dallas on Friday after spraining his right ankle in the previous outing against Atlanta.

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he thought the injury was “a tweak” and expected his leading scorer to return soon. Atkinson said Lopez injured the ankle early in the game and kept playing.

Quincy Acy, a former Baylor standout who began the season with the Mavericks, was expected to start in Lopez’s place against his former team.

Lopez has started all 58 games in which he has appeared, averaging 20.3 points and a team-best 1.8 blocks. The ninth-year player averages 5.1 rebounds.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide