Isaiah Canaan left the Houston Rockets game against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight with a sprained left ankle, turning it in the second quarter on a fast break.
You can watch the injury in this Vine, but if you don't care to watch it, Canaan's foot turns on Chris Paul's as CP3 is defending him. He crumpled in a heap and stayed down for several minutes before limping to the line, shooting his two free throws, and going to the locker room.
I can't say we didn't potentially jinx Canaan by declaring him the future of the Rockets' bench, but you can't prove it. There's no prognosis on the seriousness of the injury -- we're assuming he's taking an X-Ray after the game and potentially an MRI -- but it's the last thing the Rockets need.
The Rockets play tomorrow night at the Milwaukee Bucks and they will likely be without Dwight Howard, Patrick Beverley, Terrence Jones and now Canaan. That's not a good situation, and their play against the Clippers tonight shows that. Expect Nick Johnson to potentially get his first meaningful NBA minutes tomorrow night, if McHale has any sense.