Thunder to Miss Corey Brewer against Jazz on Opening Game in Playoffs

Due to obtaining a right knee injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder might be missing the service of Corey Brewer on Sunday for the opening game of their playoff match against the Utah Jazz.

Brewer obtained his injury against the Memphis Grizzlies during the regular season.

The Oklahoma City Thunder is one of the top 16 teams that reached the 1st-round playoff series at the ongoing 2017-2017 NBA seasons. They will face the Utah Jazz beginning on Sunday for the first game matchup, but they are going to miss the service of their shooting guard Corey Brewer.

Mar 6, 2018; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Corey Brewer (3) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

He obtained an injury affecting his right knee and will miss the game on Sunday.

The Thunder signed the 32-year-old native of Portland in Tennessee during the All-Star break because they need someone who can replace the spot of injured Andre Roberson (suffered from ruptured left patellar tendon and currently under concussion protocol).

With his stint with the team, Brewer is averaging 10.1 points per game and the Thunder went 11-5 when he is playing as a starting unit.

Besides Corey, they are also unsure if Alex Abrines can play in their opening game due to his injury, which he obtained against the Miami Heat last Monday.  The Thunder might rely on Terrance Ferguson (their 19-year-old rookie) to get more playing time since two of their shooting guards are unavailable on Sunday against the Jazz.

It will be a tough assignment for the Thunder because the Jazz are playing a good season.

 

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