Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Suns C Lopez out for Game 1 of West semifinals


Posted May 3 2010 11:12PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix center Robin Lopez declared himself out for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against San Antonio on Monday but says he still thinks he will be ready to play at some point in the series.

Lopez said at the team's shootaround that he still needs to strengthen his right leg. The 7-footer hasn't played since March 26 because of a bulging disk that cut off a nerve to the leg.

Lopez was an effective starter before he got hurt and has defended the Spurs' Tim Duncan 1-on-1. When he returns, though, he probably would be severely limited in playing time at the start.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoNBA TV Update
Get the latest up-to-date news around the Association.
photoNBA TV Update: 3 Pointers at 3
Get the latest up-to-date news around the Association.
photoStephen Curry: A Shooter's Touch
Watch this clip on Stephen Curry's hallway 3-point ritual during warmups, a new tradition that arose from a challenge by a Warriors' security officer, courtesy of Warriors.com.
photoJames Drops 29 And 11
LeBron James scores 29 points(on 9 for 17 shooting) with some high-flying dunks and 11 rebounds to push the Cavaliers past the Magic.
photoBig Men Shop Small with Steven Adams
Steven Adams embraces local small businesses just as they embrace him on the NBA stage.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.