Posted Nov 10, 2012 12:47 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy did not return to Minnesota's game against Indiana after halftime because of a sore right knee, an ominous sign for the veteran who has battled knee issues for several years.
Roy started and played 15 minutes in the first half on Friday night. He scored six points on 3-for-5 shooting. But when the teams returned to the floor after halftime, Roy wasn't with them. Chase Budinger started the third quarter in his place.
Roy retired from Portland before last season because of chronic knee problems. But he felt rejuvenated this summer after receiving treatment and signed a two-year deal with the Timberwolves. He played at least 21 minutes in each of the first four games for the Wolves this season.
Marc Gasol gets inside and throws down a big right-handed flush.
|Conley's Big Three|
Mike Conley gets Tony Parker in the air with a shot-fake and beats the shot clock with a big three-pointer.
Mike Conley draws the foul on Tony Parker with the shot-fake and sinks the tough jumper.
Zach Randolph gathers the rebound off the Tayshaun Prince miss and puts it back.
|Pondexter's Bucket and Foul|
Quincy Pondexter gets inside for the tough reverse layup and the foul.