Updates from Wednesday, April 9
Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal provides Tayshaun Prince's status for tonight's crucial game against the Miami Heat:
Tayshaun Prince (left ankle sprain) is out vs Heat— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 9, 2014
Updates from Saturday, April 5
Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal provides an update on Tayshaun Prince's injury:
Tayshaun Prince (left ankle sprain) has been ruled out Sunday against San Antonio. Prince did not travel with team.— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 5, 2014
If the Memphis Grizzlies are going to beat the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, they'll have to do so without Tayshaun Prince.
Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reported that the veteran forward sprained his left ankle and wasn't able to return:
Tayshaun Prince (left ankle sprain) will not return— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 5, 2014
Mike Miller was subbed on at the start of the third quarter for the injured Prince:
Mike Miller started 3Q at small forward for Griz— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) April 5, 2014
The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey thought that Prince was one of the best players in the first half for Memphis, scoring 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting. The Grizzlies were down 47-43 at halftime:
Prince was one of the Grizzlies bright spots in the first half with 12 points— Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) April 5, 2014
They'll undoubtedly need Prince to make a speedy recovery. He's started 73 of the team's 76 games this season, averaging 5.9 points 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists a night.
Coming into Friday night, Memphis was sitting in eighth place but tied with the Phoenix Suns at 44-31. At this critical juncture of the season, the Grizzlies need everybody to remain healthy in order to lock down that final playoff spot.