NBA: Nets forward Yi Jianlian out with sprained ankle
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Forward Yi Jianlian did not accompany the New Jersey Nets on a four-game road trip because of a sprained left ankle.
The Nets open the trip in Memphis on Monday night with a game against the Grizzlies.
Yi was hurt Saturday night in the first quarter of the Nets' win over the Knicks, their seventh of the season.
New Jersey needs to win three games over the last five weeks to avoid breaking the Philadelphia 76ers' record (9-73) for fewest wins in a season.