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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wallace iffy vs. Celts; Brooks 'probable'

By Mike Mazzeo

Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace is “50-50” to play in Thursday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, according to coach Avery Johnson.

Wallace has missed the last five games with a sprained left ankle. The versatile 30-year-old defender suffered the injury late in the team’s season opener against Toronto.

“He just kind of took some shots today. We’ll see how he’s feeling tomorrow. He’s doing good,” Johnson said after Wednesday’s practice in Brooklyn. “And then we’ll figure out if he’s doing good enough to play in the game, and right now it’s just 50-50.”

Reserve shooting guard MarShon Brooks, who has missed the last three games due to a sprained left ankle, is “probable” to play against the Celtics, Johnson said.

“MarShon went through all parts of practice, we’ll see how he recovers tomorrow,” Johnson said.

Brooks will go through an additional workout after Thursday’s morning shootaround, Johnson said. Then the Nets will see how he feels.

Johnson added that reserve center Andray Blatche came down with a migraine midway through practice, but trainer Tim Walsh doesn’t expect that it’s going to be anything serious. Blatche has no migraine history, Johnson said, but experienced all the symptoms.