Bob­cats’ Maggette out with in­jured back

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

CHAR­LOTTE, N.C. | Bob­cats for­ward Corey Maggette sat out Mon­day night against the Philadel­phia 76ers with a back in­jury.

Maggette, Char­lotte’s lead­ing scorer this sea­son at 15.8 points per game, in­jured his back div­ing for a ball dur­ing Satur­day’s win over Toronto. Coach Paul Si­las says he’s op­ti­mistic Maggette will be back in ac­tion Fri­day night against Mil­wau­kee Bucks. Reg­gie Wil­liams, av­er­ag­ing 8.6 points, started in place of Maggette.

The Hous­ton Rock­ets waived point guard Derek Fisher, less than a week af­ter ac­quir­ing him in a trade with the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers. Hous­ton picked up a 2012 first-round pick from the Lak­ers and sent Jor­dan Hill to L.A. in the deal. The Rock­ets ne­go­ti­ated a buy­out of Fisher’s con­tract, due to ex­pire this sea­son.

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