TORONTO — Nets guard Patty Mills missed Friday’s 119-116 win over the Raptors with a non-COVID illness and is likely to miss Sunday’s game in Detroit.
Mills was the DNP coach’s decision for Monday’s win in Washington, but bad weather hit Thursday. He was barred from practice for the day so as not to infect the rest of the team, and the Nets didn’t take him north to Canada either.
“Patti did not travel. “He’s cute [sick]He is skeptical of Detroit. Yeah he’s suspicious ”
Nets guard Seth Curry returned to the court Friday against the Raptors. He suspected a tight right hamstring and had an imaging test on Thursday after arriving in Toronto. I declared myself fit to play.
“I’m feeling good,” said Curry, who went scoreless for seven minutes off the bench and had an assist.
“Seth had an MRI when we got here. [Thursday] night. The MRI was clean, which is great,” Vaughan said before Curry’s condition was confirmed.
“Now we do all the MRIs. The MRI was clean, that part has been checked.I want him to feel better as a player as well.”
The Nets have been fined $25,000 by the NBA for reporting injuries related to last Saturday’s game that saw eight rotation players miss out on a win in Indiana. He said he didn’t. On Friday, he shrugged it off, saying the Nets had no plans to appeal the decision.
“Oh, you know me. I think about facts and logic,” Vaughan said. “We have been fined. We will accept the fine and play. That’s it.”
Yuta Watanabe scored 17 points off the bench against his former team. He hit 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the arc. That includes a huge go-ahead corner three-pointer with 15 seconds left on the kickout from Kyrie Irving.
“The last two games. “Again, I really appreciate my teammates telling me to shoot with confidence. Yeah, it was a team effort.”
“Kai got the ball. He just drove. I was wide open. He found me. He gave me a great pass.”