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Video: PJ Tucker leaves Timberwolves game early after collision with Gorgui Dieng

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Despite a 30-point win, the Houston Rockets suffered a different kind of loss in their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday as PJ Tucker was forced to leave the contest early.

Chasing down Andrew Wiggins on defense, Tucker ran into a hard screen set by Timberwolves big man Gorgui Dieng.

Possibly hitting his shoulder, Tucker would head to the Rockets’ locker room. Rockets PR, later on, reported that  Tucker won’t be returning to the game.

Tucker only played two minutes in the game and grabbed one rebound.

In his three years with the Rockets, Tucker has started 150 of the 192 games he has appeared in. This season, the 34-year-old is averaging 8.4 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.

Tucker is shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from deep while starting every game for the 25-12 Rockets. Houston currently sits in fifth place in the Western Conference but is just one game behind the Denver Nuggets who are in second place.

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