HOUSTON (AP) -Houston Rockets guard Tracy McGrady is expected to miss three more games as he recovers from a left knee injury.
McGrady, averaging 23 points and five assists per game, has sat out the last eight games with strained tendons, tendinitis and a bone bruise in the knee. The Rockets are 6-2 in the stretch without him heading into Friday night's game against Minnesota.
Rockets trainer Keith Jones said McGrady's knee is healthy, but he needs to improve his conditioning before he can play again. Jones expected McGrady to return to action when the Rockets play San Antonio next Saturday in Houston.
``He's worked out every day, picking it up every day,'' Jones said. ``Now, we're trying to do a little more cardio and endurance things on the court and see what he does over the next 3-4 days.''
Also, Bonzi Wells missed Friday's game because of a sprained left shoulder. Jones said Wells suffered the injury in the Rockets' 103-83 win in Memphis on Dec. 28.
Wells scored 25 points against Boston on Jan. 2, but his scoring and minutes steadily declined over the next four games. He played less than 17 minutes and scored only two points in the Rockets' 101-92 win over New York on Wednesday.
Jones said Wells got a painkilling injection and doctors recommended that he sit out Friday's game. Jones expected Wells to practice on Saturday and play in Houston's next game, against New Orleans on Sunday.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 6 Pick Will it be another offensive showcase in Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at...
Thumbnail Cavaliers vs. Raptors Prediction With an opportunity for the Cavaliers to knock off the Raptors, will Game 6 tonight at 8:30PM ET be low-scoring?
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 5 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder close out Western Conference Finals tonight when they face the Golden State...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 5 Pick The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet up in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight....
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 4 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors have another big shootout tonight in Game 4 at 9PM...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages