Nets’ Lopez out with ankle sprain

Nets center Brook Lopez has a sprained right ankle and will miss

three weeks.

Lopez was injured in the third quarter of the Nets’ 104-101 win

over Charlotte on Sunday. He will have his foot placed in a walking

boot as a precautionary measure.

The oft-injured Lopez has played in just five games this season,

averaging 19.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 27.2 minutes. He missed the

first 33 games of the season with a fractured fifth metatarsal in

his right foot.