Stojakovic sits out again with bad back

first_imgSacramento Kings forward Peja Stojakovic missed his second straight game Sunday night with a protruding disc in his lower back, another potentially serious injury for the three-time All-Star. Stojakovic has missed eight games with three different injuries this season, including the back problem that kept him out of Friday’s loss to the Hornets. His back has been troublesome all season, preventing him from jumping, shooting and playing defense with his usual effectiveness. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Gooden was on the inactive list for the game with a right leg adductor strain, and the team said he was day-to-day. Gooden, averaging 11.4 points and 8.7 rebounds, hurt his leg in the third quarter of the Cavaliers’ 115-106 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Stojakovic, who’s in the final year of his contract with the Kings, is averaging 16.6 points per game, his lowest average since his second NBA season in 1999-2000. Gooden not good: Cleveland Cavaliers forward Drew Gooden sat out Sunday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers due to a thigh injury. last_img

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