Because Rip Hamilton is always flopping around and flailing, I didn't believe he was really hurt in the final seconds of last night's game. But he apparently hyperextended his right elbow. X-rays were negative but Rip had the arm in a sling as he was leaving the Garden.
"It's sore a little bit," Pistons coach Flip Saunders said. "We're going to have to wait and see how it is [Thursday] and how it is in 48 hours." "He got a little bit of, I think, hyperextended in there on the rebound on that one defensive sequence that we had," Saunders said. "He was great again tonight, especially in the last three quarters. Hopefully he's going to be ready to go for us."
No way Rip misses this game. But a sore right elbow can't be good for a jump shooter.