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Wiseman injures knee on hard fall, will have MRI

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  • Nick FriedellESPN Staff Writer


      Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman left Saturday night’s 125-109 win over the Houston Rockets with a right knee injury and did not return.

Wiseman will undergo an MRI on the knee either Saturday night or Sunday, head coach Steve Kerr said, adding that he did not have any more information on the injury.

“Hopefully he doesn’t miss too much time,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “It seems like when he takes a couple strides he gets dealt a little adversity, so it’s kind of tough. But I don’t know what the situation is. I hope he doesn’t miss much time.”

The injury occurred early in the second quarter after Wiseman went up for a dunk and landed awkwardly after being blocked by Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr.

Wiseman’s knee appeared to hit the floor hard, and he got up slowly and walked around after the play. After spending the ensuing timeout trying to loosen up the knee, Wiseman walked slowly off the floor with a member of the Warriors’ training staff.

Wiseman had six points and a rebound in six minutes of action before the injury.

Warriors swingman Kelly Oubre Jr., who missed Saturday’s game because of a left wrist injury suffered in Friday’s loss to the Washington Wizards, is day-to-day after an MRI confirmed a wrist sprain, Kerr said.

“I just talked to him just now and he said he’s doing pretty well,” Kerr said. “He said day-to-day. It’s nothing too serious, but he’s not necessarily ready to play Monday. I think it’s literally day to day, so we’ll see.”