The Memphis Grizzlies' 99-89 win over the Sacramento Kings was somewhat dampened after Mike Miller was forced to leave the game with a hand injury.
Teresa Walker of the Associated Press reported the veteran forward was favoring his right hand as he walked back to the locker room:
Mike. Miller just went straight to the locker room with an injured right hand. He wasn't moving that hand. #Grizzlies— Teresa Walker (@TeresaMWalker) January 30, 2014
Miller played 27 minutes in the game, scoring 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
After the game, Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee reported Miller had his hand wrapped while getting checked out by the Kings' doctors:
Grizzlies' Mike Miller escorted through bowels of Sleep Train with right hand wrapped in ice pack. Getting checked by Kings doctors now— Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) January 30, 2014
For the season, the 33-year-old is averaging 6.7 points a game on 46 percent shooting and 2.9 rebounds a game. Much as he did with the Miami Heat, Miller has carved out a role on the Grizzlies as a three-point specialist who can spread the floor when he's on the court.
Miller has the second-highest three-point percentage (43 percent) on the team.
Although Memphis isn't crippled by his injury, it will want him back on the court as soon as possible. The Grizzlies are just a half-game out of eighth after winning nine of their last 10 games.