The Miami Heat’s Mike Miller had three blows to the head in five days, one in each of the Heat’s last three games.
The good news is, a CT scan and other tests showed no damage according to the Associated Press. He was released from an Indiana hospital.
Miller asked to join the team for a game Wednesday night in Toronto but the team told him to head back to Miami and get some rest.
Tuesday night Miller was felled with an inadvertent Jeff Foster elbow during the third quarter (he left the game at that point). Last Sunday he ran smack into a hard screen by Kevin Garnett. Two days before that he took a blow to the head against the Pistons and was under observation by the Heat medical staff after the game. Miller has had a history of concussion issues and wears a special mouthpiece to help protect him.
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The Nuggets and Trail Blazers had he only entertaining game, so that’s the Game of the Night.
Magic105, Suns 89: In the first quarter, the Suns turned the ball over on 30 percent of their possessions. That’s what happens when Steve Nash sits against a good defensive team. And the Suns are playing their fourth game in five nights.
More than Nash, however, the Suns missed Robin Lopez (also out injured) as they tried to cover Dwight Howard with Channing Frye, Earl Barron, and Garret Siler. The result was a 20 and 12 night for Howard n 8 of 9 shooting.
The fourth quarter of this game, when it was basically already decided, was ugly.
Pacers 107, Clippers 80: Bill Walton, big man guru? Walton worked with Roy Hibbert this summer and he has looked much better (most improved player anyone?). Against the Clippers — an athletic front line of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin — he was 8 of 11 shooting for 16 points. He is impressive right now.
The Clippers shot terribly all night long. Part of that is the Pacers are better defensively than you think (currently ninth in the league in defensive efficiency) and part of it is the Clippers don’t have enough shooters. Really, the Clippers just look terrible right now.