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Preseason Notes

Super-Important News

Al Jefferson: Nothing Broke. X-rays were negative on Jefferson's sore/bruised right index finger. There's no word on his status for Friday's preseason game, but this is good news.

Mike Miller: Thumb Down. Per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miller appears to have sustained a "serious" thumb injury at Wednesday's practice. This comes after the swingman injured his ankle in Monday's preseason game. There's no word yet on the exact severity of the injury, but any sort of missed time for Miller would be unfortunate, as he was in a position to complement Miami's Big Three. James Jones started at the two tonight and played 34 pedestrian minutes; Eddie House played 27 minutes.

Adam Morrison: Released by Washington. It's not news-news, but notable at some level: the Wizards released Morrison on Thursday. He was last seen hanging out with Michael Olowokandi.

Troy Murphy: Back Soon. Murphy (back) is scheduled to return in the second or third game of the regular season. The best part about this news is that it was tweeted by someone named Al Iannazzone.

Martell Webster: Back Situation. According to the T-Wolves' site, Webster had an MRI on his sore back and will get a second opinion from another doctor. Webster missed Tuesday's preseason game with the injury and, though he called it minor, the words "second opinion" don't inspire much confidence. Were Webster to miss time, Wes Johnson would probably benefit the most.

Notable Performances

Carlos Delfino, MIL (at CLE): 34:00 min, 10 pts (4-12 FG, 2-8 3 Pt), 4 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl. The line is less notable than the fact that he got the start and will begin the sesaon as the starter at the three.

Courtney Lee, HOU (at SAN): 25:34 min, 10 pts (5-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 2 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk. No big numbers here, but goog all-around production off the bench.

Kevin Martin, HOU (at SAN): 17:03 min, 21 pts (5-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT). He didn't do much else – and he may not do much else during the regular season, but that line is molto efficiente, my friends.

Ramon Sessions, CLE (vs. MIL): 37:02 min, 26 pts (10-19 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 3 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl. Maurice Williams was out tending to a personal matter. Sessions was tending to a matter, too – specfically, the matter of making buckets.

At the half|STAR|: Dorell Wright, GS (at LAL): 22:02 min, 9 pts (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 4 reb, 4 ast.

|STAR|Carson Cistulli's gotta get some shut-eye, America.