David Lee Out for the Season With Hip Injury

by April 21, 2013
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The Golden State Warriors announced today that forward David Lee will miss the rest of the Playoffs—Lee completely tore his right hip flexor last night in Game 1 against the Denver Nuggets. In a cruel twist of fate, this was David Lee’s first postseason game of his career: “Lee, 29, registered 10 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes during last night’s Game 1 loss against the Denver Nuggets before leaving the contest with 11:33 remaining in the fourth quarter due to the injury. In 79 games during the regular season, Lee averaged 18.5 points (15th in NBA), 11.2 rebounds (T-4th), 3.5 assists and 36.8 minutes per contest, earning a spot on the Western Conference All-Star Team. The 6’9” forward led the league with 56 point/rebound double-doubles, becoming the first Warriors player to lead the NBA in the category since Wilt Chamberlain in 1963-64.”