Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard Gerald Henderson is playing with an injured lower back. It takes at least two hours of pre-game rehab to get Henderson ready to play, according to coach Mike Dunlap. But Henderson said post-game Monday that hes on the mend and he doesnt think hell miss any time due to the injury.
Its getting better every day. Ive just got to do the things it takes to play, said Henderson, who said Friday hes had a bulging disk in his back since college at Duke.
Henderson said this was the first real episode hes had with his back in about 1 ½ years. His symptoms are more stiffness than pain and hes constantly in a heat pack when hes on the bench.
Bobcats center Bismack Biyombo went from one of his worst games Saturday no points, no blocks and three rebounds to tying a career high Monday with seven blocks.
Hes 20 years old, Dunlap said, pleading for patience. His issue, like all 20-year-olds, is consistency.
Dunlap said there was a span of this game when Biyombo simply blew up whatever pick-and-roll sets the Rockets were running. Biyombo had two spectacular blocks of James Harden at the rim.
Asked about power forward Byron Mullens ankle sprain, Dunlap said Mullens is a long ways away from playing. Mullens has been out since suffering the injury just before Christmas late in the road loss to the Denver Nuggets.
This 15-game home losing streak tops the one the Bobcat had to end last season. They have now lost 31 of their last 36 games at Time Warner Cable Arena.
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