Kevin Porter suffered a slightly sprained arch in his right foot Sunday, not a sprained ankle as originally suspected, but the Bullet guard is not expected to miss tonight's game in Salt Lake City against the Utah Jazz.
"It felt okay in practice. I'm gonna give it a shot," Porter said yesterday after a team workout in Salt Lake City. "If I can go, it won't affect my game. There's some soreness, but it's going away."
Porter was injured two minutes into Sunday's game against the Bucks in Milwaukee. He came out with 5:39 left in the first quarter and the Bullets down by one. Porter returned in the third quarter, with the Bullets trailing by 16 points on their way to a 102-93 loss.
The Bullets need a victory tonight to stay close to the Chicago Bulls, whom they trail by 2 1/2 games for the final NBA playoff spot. Washington has beaten the Jazz 12 straight games. Utah, out of the playoff picture with a 25-44 record, lost to the Bullets, 121-113, Jan. 20 at Capital Centre in the teams' only meeting of the season.
In that game, De Matha High product Adrian Dantley led the Jazz with 39 points. He currently leads the league in scoring with a 31.4 average. w
John Duren, from Dunbar High School and Georgetown, missed the game with a knee injury that sidelined him for more than two months. The rookie guard has since recovered, but is averaging just 2.6 points per game in limited service.