The 76ers’ Lavoy Allen will not play Friday night against
visiting Miami, and is hopeful he can return to the court Saturday night at
Sitting out against the Heat makes four games in a row
missed by Allen, the third-year forward who had been suffering from a left calf
strain. While Allen said the calf is healed up, he said his right knee is
causing him pain.
“I feel a little bit better,” Allen said, after Friday
morning shootaround. “My knee is bothering me, but hopefully (Saturday) I’ll be
ready to go.”
Allen said he aggravated a pre-existing knee condition
Wednesday night, while trying to run sprints in pregame warmups before the
Sixers’ win over Charlotte. He said he can handle “anything in the half-court,”
but experiences right knee pain while sprinting.
Allen is averaging 5.1 points and 5.4 rebounds.
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