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  • Tim MacMahonESPN Group Author


    • Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009
    • Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Portland Recede Blazers guard Rodney Hood became encourage on the court docket in Tuesday’s Recreation 1 of the Western Conference finals, appropriate two days after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee.

Hood became injured in the 1/3 quarter of Portland’s Recreation 7 victory on Sunday in Denver, taking place awkwardly after Nuggets guard Torrey Craig residing a encourage camouflage on him.

“I’m solid,” Hood talked about after warming up. “There is peaceful some soreness. It be appropriate one thing that I’m going to want to retain watch over and address it.”

Hood did now not return to Sunday’s contest, and the Recede Blazers before every little thing referred to the hurt as a hyperextended left knee. An MRI published a bone bruise, and Hood became listed as questionable for Recreation 1 in opposition to the Golden Deliver Warriors.

Hood, who became received in a midseason substitute with the Cleveland Cavaliers, played a major impartial in Portland’s Western Conference semifinals sequence victory. He averaged 14.7 elements per sport on fifty seven.6 % taking pictures off the bench, highlighted by a 25-level performance in the Blazers’ Recreation 6 want in Portland.


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