Nets G Russell to miss time with injury

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D'Angelo Russell suffered a harmless-looking knee injury late in the Nets' loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, and he may miss several games as a result.

Russell, 21, is having a fine debut season with the Nets. The replay didn't look that bad, but Russell immediately hobbled to the bench, and looked to be in real pain.

The Nets are underdogs in their next three home contests against the Boston Celtics, Jazz and the Golden State Warriors before they head on the road to face Cleveland.

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Russell has been very impressive so far in the early season since being traded from Los Angeles to Brooklyn. The Nets are sinking to their rightful place in the depths of the Eastern Conference standings after winning six of their first nine games and backup point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is also out with a sore hamstring. He's averaging 20.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists to lead a Nets offense ranked third in the league in scoring (110.6 points per game) despite losing Jeremy Lin for the season during the season opener.

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