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Rotoworld
Coach Steve Clifford is unsure if Al Jefferson (foot) will be able to participate in Wednesday's shootaround.

Bobcats remain hopeful of Al Jefferson for Game 2

For the Charlotte Bobcats, the hope remains that center Al Jefferson will play Wednesday as they try to even their first-round series against the Miami Heat.
Rotoworld 18 hours ago

Al Jefferson may miss Wednesday shootaround - Al Jefferson (F/C) Charlotte Bobcats

Coach Steve Clifford is unsure if Al Jefferson (foot) will be able to participate in Wednesday's shootaround.
Rufus on Fire Apr 21, 2014

Bobcats' slim playoff chances dwindle as Al Jefferson remains in a walking boot

The Bobcats' need their reliable big man to have a chance. After starting Game 1 red hot with eight points on perfect 4-for-4 in fewer than 10 minutes, Al Jefferson limped to the locker room having aggravated his plantar fascia in his left foot. Forced to make a decision, Jefferson received a couple numbing shots and played through it. He was clearly bothered by the injury and wasn't nearly as effective, though he still finished with 18 points. After the game, Jefferson was in a walking boot and said he felt like he ripped something in his foot. Today he was still in the boot, sitting out...

Heat willing to adjust, but have their footing, unlike Bobcats

Game 1 already featured a series of adjustments, but now the onus is on Charlotte to compensate for Al Jefferson's foot injury, with the Heat loaded with potential counters.Game 1 already featured a series of adjustments, but now the onus is on Charlotte to compensate for Al Jefferson's foot injury, with the Heat loaded with potential counters.

Bobcats' Al Jefferson spends day in walking boot

Bobcats center Al Jefferson will try to play through his plantar fascia injury as it will not cause any further damage by playing on it.
Charlotte Observer Apr 21, 2014
Bobcats: ‘No long-term effects’ if Al Jefferson plays through plantar fascia pain

Bobcats: ‘No long-term effects’ if Al Jefferson plays through plantar fascia pain

Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said he?s been advised by the team?s medical staff there?s no risk in playing center Al Jefferson with his strained plantar fascia.
Heat Index | ESPN Apr 20, 2014

With Al Jefferson hurting, Heat take charge

MIAMI -- Arguably the biggest underdog in any series of these NBA playoffs, the Charlotte Bobcats knew they had to make the most of their shots in their first-round matchup against LeBron James and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. Those shots came midway through Sunday’s game. But they certainly weren’t the variety the Bobcats had in mind. Instead, Charlotte big man Al Jefferson needed two injections to numb the excruciating pain in his left foot just to get his team through a 99-88 Game 1 loss to the Heat.

Jefferson hobbled, but determined to keep playing

Charlotte center injures foot in first quarter of 99-88 loss— For Charlotte to try to keep pace with the heavily favored, two-time defending champion Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the Bobcats were going to need a strong showing from Al Jefferson.
Rufus on Fire Apr 20, 2014

Bobcats lose game one to Heat, 99-88

Despite an injury to Al Jefferson, the Charlotte Bobcats played a solid game, but lost the first game of their playoff series against the Miami Heat. Sometimes, you never find out just how good you are. It was just one year ago that the Bobcats were widely considered one of the worst teams in the NBA. They sported a combined winning percentage of just 23.3 the last two seasons, but after a summer of retooling that included the signing of Al Jefferson and hiring of head coach Steve Clifford, the Bobcats quickly improved and found themselves in this year's playoffs. Unfortunately, their...
Miami Herald Apr 20, 2014
Miami Heat sweep would challenge rosy outlook by Bobcats’ Al Jefferson

Miami Heat sweep would challenge rosy outlook by Bobcats’ Al Jefferson

I think that Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, not a star in the NBA but a good player, must lead the league in seeing the bright side, in trying to find the best in a bad situation. This talent figures to come in particularly handy in the next week-plus as his hopeless underdogs try to avert being swept in four games by the two-time, defending-champion Heat.
Charlotte Observer Apr 19, 2014
Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker are Charlotte Bobcats’ yin and yang

Al Jefferson, Kemba Walker are Charlotte Bobcats’ yin and yang

The Charlotte Bobcats? Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker are an odd couple. But Jefferson and Walker are the Bobcats? yin and yang. Without either of them, these Bobcats would never…
Charlotte Observer Apr 18, 2014

Jefferson, Curry named NBA Players of the Month

Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
CelticsBlog Apr 11, 2014

Big Al Jefferson discusses his return to the playoffs and success with Bobcats

Former Celtic Big Al Jefferson is in town along with his playoff bound Bobcats squad to face the C's in their penultimate home game of the season. Big Al spoke about his excitement in returning for the playoffs, his success with Charlotte, and his improvements on both ends of the floor.
Bobcats 91, Magic 80: Charlotte rides Al Jefferson to deal Orlando its third straight loss

Bobcats 91, Magic 80: Charlotte rides Al Jefferson to deal Orlando its third straight loss

Charlotte won its final meeting against Orlando to even the season series at two games. The Charlotte Bobcats extended to three games the Orlando Magic's losing streak Friday with a 91-80 victory. The Magic, playing without starting center Nik Vučević, had no answer for Al Jefferson inside: the 10th-year center tallied an effortless 29 points and 16 rebounds on 13-of-24 shooting to pace his club. Thanks in part to Vučević's efforts, Orlando limited Jefferson to 20 points and eight boards on March 28th, which totals he exceeded in the first half of Friday's game alone. The Bobcats...
Rufus on Fire Apr 3, 2014

Bobcats campaign to have Al Jefferson make All-NBA Team

Al Jefferson is having one of, if not the best, season of his career and the Bobcats want him to get recognized for it. We here at Rufus on Fire have done a lot to emphasize just how much of an impact Al Jefferson has had on the Bobcats this season. Anybody that has watched the Bobcats knows that he is far and away the most valuable player on the team since the new year was rung in. Jefferson may have started off the season rough due to ankle injuries but after recovering and settling in with his team, he's been one of the best centers in the NBA. The Bobcats know this and they want to make...

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