The networks had no information about DeAndre Jordan's contorted right middle finger, which had suffered the defeat in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Jordan was examined in New York on Thursday. More information is expected on Friday. The Nets will host NBA leaders Bucks on Saturday. Starter Jarrett Allen, rookie Nic Claxton and possibly even Wilson Chandler will have to catch up if Jordan misses the time.
Allen delivered a strong, restful performance on Wednesday in Philadelphia. The night before, he had been dominated by jazz player Rudy Gobert, who collected eight points and kept his season low with two rebounds in a 118: 107 loss. But he had 17 points and 10 boards in the 117-106 loss to the 76s who played without Joel Embiid.
"I did it for my teammates. I haven't played well in the last couple of games, so I did defensive first and it turned out to be offensive, ”said Allen.
"This is the Jarrett Allen we need," said coach Kenny Atkinson. "This is huge for us. I think that was a big reason why we were in the game and could keep up with them. He returned to his energetic Jarrett Allen, the track he played great on, protected the rim and then rolled and ended. That was very positive. "
After Jordan paused, Allen played through bad problems and logged 31:24, the second most frequent minute he'd played in about a month. However, if his veteran team misses multiple games, Allen insists that he doesn't have to speed up his game.
"I don't think so," said Allen. "Nothing against DJ, but I'm young. I have more energy than him. I think I can play as long as they need me.
"One thing is clear – I know DeAndre is tough, so he will try to get back as soon as possible. But for me, we had this problem before one of our grownups was injured and I had to shoulder the brunt of responsibility for me can do that again. "
After Jordan was injured and Claxton was used in the G-League, the Nets had to give the 6-foot-8-Chandler his very first minutes on Wednesday. But they called Claxton back from Long Island on Thursday, and Atkinson said he won't hesitate to use the wiry, 6-foot-11, 215-pound second-round top.
"I have no hesitation in playing Nic Claxton. I think he'll be a great player, "said Atkinson." If – it's a big if – if DeAndre fails at some point, I can play him without hesitation. "
In total, Claxton played 120 minutes in 10 NBA games. But the vast majority of them came earlier in the season, with only a 1:31 cameo since November 27th.