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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wizards' Martell Webster out in loss to Grizzlies

By on 3/04/2014 08:30:00 AM

The Washington Wizards lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday by the score of 110-104. The loss dropped the Wizards to 31-29, second in the Southeast Division. The Wizards played without small forward Martell Webster, who was out with a sore back.

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Michael Lee, NBA reporter for Washington Post, tweeted the following confirming Webster's status.
There is no word yet as to the severity of Webster's injury, but he's had some serious back issues in the past with the Timberwolves. Trevor Ariza and Braldey Beal saw additional playing time in Webster's absence. Ariza had 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes. Beal added 21 points in 36 minutes. Otto Porter, who has played sparingly, had six points in ten minutes of action. Should Webster miss additional time, expect Porter and perhaps Garrett Temple to see additional action backing up Ariza and Beal.

Webster was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2005. The nine-year veteran has played for the Trail Blazers, Timberwolves and Wizards.  He enjoyed his best season last year when he averaged 11.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.  In 57 games this season, Webster is averaging 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds, in 28.9 minutes per game.


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