Celtics Walker out – Sixers Webber out

In the race for a playoff spot, the Philadelphia 76ers have lost some key members to that race and the Celtics could lose their division lead…April 3

Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker missed Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a deep bruise in his left knee, and coach Doc Rivers said the star forward might be out all week.

April 3

Philadelphia 76ers forward Chris Webber will miss seven to 10 days after spraining his left shoulder against the Phoenix Suns, the team said Thursday.

Webber was injured Wednesday night in the first half of Phoenix’s 116-87 win over the 76ers. Webber said the Sixers team doctor told him at halftime not to return to the game, but he ignored the advice and played anyway. He had 12 points and six rebounds before leaving the game 2:31 into the third quarter.

“I would just say you should always listen to the doctor,” Webber said Wednesday night.

If Webber misses 10 days, he could return for Philadelphia’s game against Boston on April 12 where he could possibly play against Walker.

The 6-foot-10 forward joined the Sixers on Feb. 24 in a trade that sent Brian Skinner, Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson to Sacramento. He’s averaging 19.8 points and 9.2 rebounds.

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