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March 23, 2011

Silas on Jackson, Oakley

Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas on the conditions of leading scorer Stephen Jackson and assistant coach Charles Oakley.

          (Jackson left shootaround about 15 minutes into the hour-long process, after aggravating his left hamstring strain. Jackson didn’t play Saturday in San Antonio and sat out practices Monday and Tuesday. He looks doubtful tonight against the Indiana Pacers, in a game that appears must-win to the Bobcats’ playoff chances.)

“He had a little twinge in his leg, so he left shootaround. I’m not sure’’ if he can play, Silas said. “We were shooting layups and I guess he felt a little pain in his leg, so he left to get some treatment.

          (The Bobcats are 1-5 this season when Jackson doesn’t play. How much would his absence hurt?)

“You take that many points out, it’s tough. He shot this morning, and was shooting pretty good, but the movement is just not there. Somebody else has got to step up. Not sure who, but whoever it is, he’s got to step up.’’

          (On Oakley, who suffered back spasms so severe Saturday in San Antonio he had to be carried off the court and then taken from the arena in a wheelchair.)

“He’s still hurting. They’re going to give him some pills for the pain. He hopes in a couple of days to be walking around and back at practice.’’

Posted by Observer Sports on March 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM | Permalink

Comments

Dj needs to put this on his shoulders. He could abuse collison if he wanted to OR he could get abused. Dude needs to be abusive tonight. I almost don't want to go to the game tonight because of the disappointment it could bring.

I'm really liking dj white but I feel like trading mohammed killed our playoff chances. And this is not the same team that beat chicago twice so good luck in the playoffs winning any. 2 draft picks next year? Or is that 2012?

We need a center. Not only is kwame crazy unskilled and inconsistent, but he's constantly yelling at teammates negatively.

Posted by: charlottean | Mar 23, 2011 11:46:19 AM

Our heart and soul now plays for Portland:(

Posted by: chris in union county | Mar 23, 2011 10:33:49 PM

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