Dallas Mavericks veteran point guard J.J. Barea suffered a potentially serious leg injury Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Barea landed awkwardly after a made layup late in the fourth quarter and began grabbing at his lower leg. He was helped off the court and straight to the locker room moments later.
ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports the Mavs fear Barea tore his right Achilles’ tendon.
Source: The Mavericks believe J.J. Barea tore his right Achilles tendon. Barea, 34, a longtime Dallas fan favorite who played a key role on the 2011 title team, is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 assists as the Mavs’ sixth man this season.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 12, 2019
In his post game press conference, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle described the injury as a “right leg injury” and said Barea would have an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the injury.
Barea, 34, is averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 assists in nearly 20 minutes off the bench this season.
Curry passes Terry for No. 3 in career 3-pointers
Reggie Miller and Ray Allen.
Those are the only two names that stand between Stephen Curry and the record for most 3-pointers in NBA history.
With his third 3-pointer at the 9:59 mark in the third quarter against the Bulls, Curry passed Jason Terry for third place on the all-time list.
1. Ray Allen — 2,973 in 1,300 games
2. Reggie Miller — 2,560 in 1,389 games
4.Stephen Curry — 2,283 in 655 games
3. Jason Terry — 2,282 in 1,410 games
5. Kyle Korver — 2,276 in 1,140 games
Curry’s accomplishment was announced to the crowd, and he received a loud ovation from the fans at Oracle Arena.
At Friday’s shootaround Curry acknowledged this milestone would be special because he looked up Allen and Miller when he was a kid.
Asked Stephen Curry about his placement on the 3-point leaderboard. He needs three tonight to become 3rd all-time
“For me to be that close, it’s special. The longevity of what those numbers mean, I want to continue to chase them.” pic.twitter.com/NtrGA9aW4Z
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) January 11, 2019
Assuming he stays healthy, Curry should catch Miller at some point next season, and Allen’s record could fall during the 2020-21 season.
Grizzlies expect Brooks to miss rest of season
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks is expected to miss the remainder of the season because of a ruptured ligament in his right big toe.
The Grizzlies announced that Brooks underwent surgery Friday. The Grizzlies said Brooks should have a full recovery in time for the 2019-20 training camp.
Brooks, 22, appeared in 18 games this season off the bench and averaged 7.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 18.3 minutes.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Brooks, a former second-round pick from Oregon, was the only Memphis player to play in all 82 games last season. The Grizzlies acquired Brooks immediately after the Houston Rockets selected him with the 45th overall selection in the 2017 draft.
Brooks made 74 starts his rookie year and averaged 11 points, 3.1 rebounds and 28.7 minutes.
Embiid sits out game against Hawks
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sat out the 76ers’ game Friday night against Atlanta because of a sore left ankle.
Embiid hurt his ankle in a loss to Washington on Wednesday night. Embiid was one of the final players to leave the court during warmups and shot long jumpers wearing “Trust the Process” sneakers.
Embiid leads the 76ers with averages of 26.9 points and 13.4 rebounds in 40 games.
Mike Muscala started against the Hawks.
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