Rockets not sure how long Francis will be out

April 16, 2003
HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis sat out Saturday night's game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a sore lower back.

He will be reevaluated on Monday prior to a game at Boston.

Francis, who missed his first game of the season, had been bothered by the back condition in Houston's three previous games. The Rockets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 106-99 in overtime Tuesday, beat Phoenix 107-89 Wednesday and lost to Dallas 100-85 Friday night.


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