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Al Jefferson is doubtful for Game 4

CHARLOTTE, N. JK Scott Jersey .C. -- Al Jefferson is doubtful for Game 4 Monday night against the Miami Heat due to a lingering foot injury, according to Bobcats coach Steve Clifford. Jefferson, the teams leading scorer and rebounder, has been hobbled since straining the plantar fascia in his left foot in the first quarter of Game 1. He didnt participate in Mondays shoot around. "Hes not close to where he was for the last two games," Clifford said. Clifford said in Game 3 Jeffersons foot got worse as the game progressed and having only one day off in between games didnt help his chances of being ready for Game 4. Jefferson hobbled noticeably Monday as he left the gym after watching teammates shoot around in practice. Jefferson said he feels as if hes "walking on needles." "I wouldnt wish this pain on anyone," Jefferson said. "Its the worst pain Ive ever dealt with in my career." Jefferson wouldnt rule himself out, saying hes taking things hour-to-hour. "Im seeing how its going to feel and go from there," Jefferson said. Miami leads the series 3-0 and can close out the Bobcats with a win Monday night in Charlotte. Clifford said Bismack Biyombo is expected to start for Jefferson. That represents a major dropoff in production, particularly from the offensive end. Jefferson averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebound per game in his first season with the Bobcats, while Biyombo has never scored more than 14 points in a game. Biyombo has only played 15 minutes in the playoffs and scored one point. Jeffersons teammates said they respect his ability to get on the floor the past two games. "He has given us all he can," point guard Kemba Walker said. "And I think down to a man we appreciate his effort. Hes been nothing but great for us. He has been playing really well and hes not 100 per cent." Said Clifford: "I know how badly Al wants to play. The most upset person about this is him. So its frustrating, but again its part of pro sports." Clifford said the Bobcats will play more five-man basketball using pick and rolls, rather than relying on Jefferson in the low post. Walker, the teams second-leading scorer, will be relied upon to help pick up the slack in Jeffersons absence. "We have to find better ways for Kemba to be on the attack," Clifford said. Jefferson said its frustrating that he worked so hard all season only to injure the foot in the first quarter of the playoffs. "This season has been a great season for all of the things we have done so far," Jefferson said. "We are going into the game tonight trying to win... Regardless of what may happen it has been a wonderful season and guys have a lot to be proud of for the things we have done this season. But we cant take any steps back. We have to continue to build and get better." Jefferson said he wont need surgery after the season. Oren Burks Packers Jersey . Lynn was tied for 16th entering the fourth round, six shots behind leader Paul Waring. He started with two birdies and added three more on his last five holes at the Oceanico Victoria course for an 18-under total of 266. DeShone Kizer Jersey . According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the New York Rangers winger skated with extras and goalies today. SALT LAKE CITY -- New Jazz head coach Quin Snyder has completed his staff. The team announced Tuesday that Brad Jones, Antonio Lang, Alex Jensen, Mike Wells and Johnnie Bryant have been named as assistant coaches. Jones and Bryant are each returning for their third seasons with the team. Jensen is entering his second season as a member of the Jazz coaching staff. Muhammad Wilkerson Packers Jersey. Lang was most recently a head coach in Japans National Basketball League. Wells, whose background includes stints on the staffs of the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, was most recently at the University of Toledo. Cheap Baseball Twins Jerseys Cheap Baseball Royals Jerseys Cheap Baseball Tigers Jerseys Cheap Baseball Indians Jerseys Cheap Baseball White Sox Jerseys Cheap Baseball Blue Jays Jerseys Cheap Baseball Rays Jerseys Cheap Baseball Yankees Jerseys Cheap Baseball Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Baseball Orioles Jerseys Cheap Baseball Astros Jerseys Cheap Baseball Angels Jerseys Cheap Baseball Athletics Jerseys Cheap Baseball Mariners Jerseys Cheap Baseball Rangers Jerseys ' ' '

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