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Raptors' Amir Johnson exits early in win over Rockets

By on 4/02/2014 10:03:00 PM

Toronto Raptors power forward Amir Johnson hurt his right ankle early in the first quarter against the Rockets. Johnson made his way to the locker room and was declared out by halftime. According to Josh Lewenberg on Twitter, Johnson was suffering from a sore right ankle. It is the same ankle that has been causing problems for him the past few months.

Johnson only played three minutes and added two rebounds to his little effort. Patrick Patterson picked up the slack at the power forward with Johnson out, he scored eight points in 26 minutes. DeMar DeRozan led the way 29 points in 40 minutes played. The Raptors won the game 107-103.

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Johnson missed playing time due to the same ankle issues back in February. But throughout March he's been fighting through the pain and not letting the the injury get to him. As of right now it's unlikely he will miss playing due to his most recent episode tonight, but stayed tuned for further updates.

With the win the Raptors improve to 43-32. They are currently two-and-a-half games above the Nets for first place in the Atlantic Division. Tonight's win marks Dwane Casey's 100th win as Raptors head coach.


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