NBA Notes: Abdominal tear sidelines Gasol

NBA Notes: Abdominal tear sidelines Gasol
March 23, 2013, 10:00 pm
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The Grizzlies' Marc Gasol will be sidelined indefinitely after reaggravating an abdominal injury he suffered on March 6 (via ProBasketballTalk).

Gasol reaggravated the injury in Friday's 90-83 loss to the New Orleans Hornets.

The 7-foot-1 Gasol was absent during Memphis' matchup against the Celtics on Saturday and there is currently no timetable for his return.

Gasol is averaging 14.3 ppg this season for Memphis, which owns the fifth seed in the Western Conference and has won 8 of its last 11 games.

Afflalo to miss rest of season
Magic guard Aaron Afflalo will miss the remainder of the season with a right hamstring injury, according to the Orlando Sentinel's Josh Robbins (via ProBasketballTalk).

Afflalo suffered the injury in Orlando's 97-89 loss to Oklahoma City on Friday.

The former UCLA guard was averaging a team-high 16.5 points this season.

The Magic currently have 12 games remaining and the second-worst record in the NBA. 

Terry still fueling fire towards Heat
The Celtics' Jason Terry is providing plenty of fodder for the Miami Heat in the likely case that the two find themselves in a postseason series.

“It’s just the Miami Heat,” Terry said. “Is it the red and black? Maybe. I hate that color. I just don’t like them," Terry told WEEI.com's Jerry Spar (via ProBasketballTalk).

Terry went on to say that the feelings stem from the teams' 2006 and 2011 NBA Finals tilts, when Terry was a member of the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks lost the '06 Finals in six games before redeeming themselves in 2011 with a 4-2 series with over the Heat.

Terry is averaging 10.2 points in his first season with Boston.

The Celtics next play the Heat on April 12 in Miami.

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