Thursday's injury news on the hardcourt

Feb 7, 2013 |
Find out who’s in and who’s out for tonight’s games on the hardcourt.

Dwight Howard – Los Angeles Lakers

Howard has missed the past three games with a nagging right shoulder injury. Superman took the morning shootaround prior to tonight’s tilt with the Celtics (-1.5, 194) and will be a game-time decision. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Howard intends on playing tonight.

Pau Gasol – Los Angeles Lakers

Gasol left Tuesday's victory over the Brooklyn Nets after straining the plantar fascia in his right foot late in the fourth quarter. He underwent an MRI on the foot Wednesday and has been diagnosed with a tear of the plantar fascia. The Spaniard is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Joakim Noah – Chicago Bulls

Noah said he will play Thursday at the Denver (-6, 196.5) after missing the past three games because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Marco Belinelli
– Chicago Bulls

Belinelli (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and will be a game-time decision.

Carlos Boozer – Chicago Bulls

Boozer (hamstring) is probable at Denver.

Lorenzo Brown – NC State Wolfpack

North Carolina State point guard Lorenzo Brown (ankle) will miss Thursday night's game at Duke (-11) barring "a miracle," a source told Thursday afternoon.

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