OAKLAND -- Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack emerged from pregame warm-ups sweaty and scowling. he simply got tired of sitting out.
"Sometimes, you've got to fight through some stuff," Jack said. "Not playing is killing me."
Jack said he was initially going will miss his fourth consecutive game tonight against Houston. His right shoulder contusion is still not 100 percent. The decision was made to sit him out until after the All-Star break, giving him a full two weeks of rest.
But after going through pregame warmups, vigorously, Jack told head coach Mark Jackson he was playing. And Jackson obliged.
Jack's absence had proven to be a major blow for the Warriors, who rely heavily on his production and presence off the bench. He is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 assists in 28.9 minutes per game.
Jack sustained the injury on a hard fall in the fourth quarter of last week's loss at Houston. Contesting a fast-break layup by Rockets guard Jeremy Lin and Jack landed hard on his right side hurting his right shoulder and hip. X-rays came back negative, but Jack still has limited mobility in his right arm because of the bruised shoulder.
Tuesday's game is the last before the All-Star break. So Jack would have had two weeks of rest and rehabilitation before the Warrior took the floor again.