Bobcats’ Maggette out with injured back
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.