Mar 24, 2011, 2:39 PM EST
Stephen Jackson just does not look right.
The Charlotte Bobcats are three games out of the final playoff spot in the East and Jackson has looked slowed and his shot is off, but he is gutting out a hamstring injury because, without him, the Bobcats don’t have enough guys who can generate offense. Frankly, with him they still don’t have enough guys who can generate offense but without him it is painfully bad. Jackson knows this and has pushed to be allowed to play.
Jackson underwent an MRI Thursday to get a better look at his hamstring, but it showed no tear or serious damage, reports the Associate Press’ Mike Cranston on twitter.
Jackson remains day-to-day.
The Bobcats have had talks of shutting Jackson down for the season, and if this were December he’d be missing a string of games. But we come back to that final playoff spot thing again. But pretty soon that will be a lost cause and Jackson will take a seat for the rest of the season.
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