This decision would like be a lot easier if Larsson had played terribly last night -- except the young Swede did just the opposite according to DeBoer, further complicating matters.
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The team announced on Thursday afternoon that Brook Lopez will miss the next two games, at the Orlando Magic on Friday and at the Miami Heat on Saturday with a mild sprain of the right ankle. X-rays on the ankle were negative.
Check back here approximately an hour before tip-off for the Pregame Primer and the very latest coming out of coach Avery Johnson's pre-game press conference.
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Several Giants, including Antrel Rolle and Chase Blackburn, were injured during the game and did not return.
Rolle suffered a possible concussion after slamming his head into the turf while defending a pass to Dez Bryant along the sidelines late in the fourth quarter. Rolle went to make a big hit, but once he realized Bryant would not make the catch, he jumped to avoid contact but landed on his head.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. ? After the Brooklyn Nets starting unit showed chemistry and cohesion that was hardly indicative of a team playing its first game together, an inspection of the game's box score showed a rather conspicuous "DNP - Coach's Decision" beside Tyshawn Taylor's name.Afterwards, he spoke to SNY.tv about his progress and when he hopes to make his debut.
Josh Newman, SNYNets.comEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J ??After holding two-a-day practices for the past week, coach Avery Johnson is giving all of his players the day off on Tuesday. But before that,?he will be bringing back eight players for a second session on Monday evening.
The common thread between Tyshawn Taylor, MarShon Brooks, Josh Childress, Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche, Dennis Scott, Tornike Shengelia and James Mays is that they're either young guys or guys trying to make the team. And they're the eight guys that will be participating in Monday's second session.
Josh Newman, SNYNets.comEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ? Nets rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor has not practiced this week as he nurses a strained right quadriceps muscle. At this point, the former St. Anthony High School and University of Kansas star is laughing at his own misfortune and frustration.
Tom Coughlin also added that both Kenny Phillips and Ahmad Bradshaw are sore, but that it's not a setback.
Keith Bulluck is walking better but there is no update on him.