David Lee

[Golden State Warriors forward David] Lee has been logging heavy minutes with a gash above his eye, bruises up and down both arms and a painful hip and back. Seeing that Lee’s hip had caused his lateral movement to become nonexistent, team doctors requested an MRI exam after Thursday’s loss to Dallas. The exam Friday revealed a strained groin and a stress reaction, and the doctors told Lee that continuing to play would risk substantial injury.

Once Riley got that news Friday morning, he walked down the stairs at the team’s downtown Oakland practice facility and saw Jefferson on the trainer’s table. Jefferson’s knee had doubled in size, and he was sent in for an MRI exam.

– Reported by Rusty Simmons of theĀ San Francisco Chronicle