Shane Battier's MRI this morning indicated an MCL sprain in his left knee. He's expected to miss a minimum of 10 days to two weeks.
This is great news, as most of us thought he would be out for the season. The problem I see with this is that we face the Lakers on Saturday, and with Shane being out we don't have a strong chance of containing Kobe. I do realize that Ariza has become a great defensive player, but I think that Shane was a great Kobe-Stopper. I remember reading a stat somewhere that showed Kobe's best defenders (whoever made him shoot the lowest FG%) and Shane was number two, (with Tayshaun being number 1).
How do you think this affects us?
How do you think this affects the Rockets playoff chances?
It doesn't affect them. We will be fine (5 votes)
We will lose some of the games we should have won (36 votes)
We should just hope for a good lottery pick (22 votes)
63 total votes