Webber Out of Sacramento Lineup
Nov. 01, 2002
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Chris Webber did not play for the Sacramento Kings against Portland on Thursday night because of a lower abdominal strain.
Webber, the Kings' leading scorer and rebounder each of the past four seasons, had discomfort at Sacramento's morning shootaround.
Team doctors diagnosed strained muscles and scheduled Webber for an ultrasound exam on Friday. He also will receive heat and ice treatments, and he's expected to make the Kings' four-game road trip that begins Saturday in Memphis.
The Kings faced the Trail Blazers without three starters from last season's Pacific Division champions. Mike Bibby will be out for a month while recovering from his broken foot, and Doug Christie served the second game of his two-game suspension for a preseason fight with the Lakers' Rick Fox.
Webber played just 54 games last season, missing the first 20 with a sprained ankle and dealing with various finger injuries and illnesses. He had nine points and 14 rebounds in the Kings' season-opening win over Cleveland on Tuesday night.