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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Heat's Chris Anderson injures knee in win over Nets

By on 5/07/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Miami Heat pulled away from the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals for a comfortable 107-86 win. LeBron James lead all played with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting. There was some concern when backup power forward Chris Anderson went down with a knee injury and did not return.

Chris Green  via Wikimedia Commons reported that Anderson suffered a right knee contusion and did not return to the game. Fortunately, X-rays were negative and there was little reason for him to return with the game well in hand for the Heat in the fourth quarter.  Anderson finished the game with seven points, four rebounds and four blocked shots in 16 minutes of action.

Anderson should be considered questionable for game two on Thursday. Should he be unable to play, expect Rashard Lewis, who was scoreless in 12 minutes, to see extended minutes as the backup power forward.

Anderson is in his 12th NBA season out of Blinn College. Anderson has played for the Nuggets, Pelicans and Heat. In 72 games this season, he averaged 6.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.  Anderson is averaging 8.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in five postseason games this season.

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