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Suns' Robin Lopez Will Miss the First Round

PHOENIX - MARCH 14:  Robin Lopez #15 of the Phoenix Suns in action during the NBA game against the New Orleans Hornets at US Airways Center on March 14, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Suns defeated the Hornets 120-106.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Joe BartonContributor IMay 29, 2016

According to Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, Robin Lopez will miss at least the first round of the playoffs. Lopez is currently battling a back injury that caused him to miss the final 10 games of the season. "The visit he had to the doctor was pretty positive, but still we're not having him for the playoffs, not for the first series, anyway," Gentry said. "It's not anything where we'll even take a remote chance."

During his Monday evaluation Lopez did not receive an epidural, and doctors said he is progressing well with his rehab. 

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