Golden State's David Lee out for playoffs with torn hip flexor

April 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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DENVER, April 21 (UPI) -- Golden State Warriors all-star forward David Lee has a torn right hip flexor and will miss the rest of the NBA Playoffs, the team announced Sunday.

Lee was hurt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Western Conference playoff series.

The extent of the injury was revealed after a magnetic resonance imaging exam, resulting in a key blow to Golden State's playoff hopes.

Lee was hurt when he landed hard on his right hip following a foul by Denver's JaVale McGee.

The 6-foot-9 Lee led the NBA with 56 point/rebound double-doubles this season, averaging 18.5 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

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