Things may have gone from bad to worse for the Nets.
Not only did they drop their fifth straight game Monday night, losing 108-94 to the Pacers at the Prudential Center in Newark, but they may have lost Kris Humphries for an extended period of time, as well, with an undisclosed injury to his left shoulder.
Humphries landed hard on the shoulder during Sunday’s 98-82 loss in Cleveland, but played the rest of the game and showed no ill effects afterwards, including not using any ice. But that all changed Monday, when he woke up and could not lift his left arm. He sat out of last night’s game, and will get an MRI exam Tuesday.
"We’ll take a look at him [Tuesday], and hopefully we’ll get some good news," coach Avery Johnson said after Monday night’s game. "It’s not looking good right now, because he can barely move his shoulder. We’ll have to hope and pray that it’s nothing serious."
Johnson added that he did not anticipate Humphries would make the trip with the team to Boston for Wednesday night’s game.
After a bizarre offseason, including his marriage and subsequent divorce from reality-television star Kim Kardashian, Humphries had gotten off to a great start this season after re-signing with the Nets shortly before the season began. Through the first five games, he averaged 12.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.