Shawne Williams (flu) may miss opener

December, 20, 2011
12/20/11
12:18
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Shawne Williams is still day-to-day with the flu, coach Avery Johnson said Tuesday.

He will visit again with doctors, miss the next two days of practice and could return Thursday at the earliest, Johnson said.

Will he be ready for the season-opener next Monday?

“We’ll have to see,” Johnson said. “I’m not sure if we’ll get him back Thursday, which would be at the earliest, that he’d be ready for a game given that we only have two, three or four practices left based on our schedule. That’d be pretty adventurous.”

SAME STARTING 5: Johnson said Deron Williams, Anthony Morrow, Damion James, Shelden Williams and Brook Lopez will start in New York against the Knicks on Wednesday night.

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Joe Johnson
PTS AST STL MIN
16.5 3.8 0.9 35.0
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsK. Garnett 7.6
AssistsD. Williams 6.6
StealsJ. Jack 1.1
BlocksB. Lopez 1.5