It is possible Elliott could play, but the team has been careful with his return because it does not want him to suffer any kind of setback that could lead to a longer absence, potentially into the regular season.
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Give the Americans that much. They are finding ways to prevail even though defensive struggles continue to plague a group that legitimately believed as recently as five days ago that this was a shutdown outfit that would snuff out anyone and everyone.
“They’ve still got a team full of All-Stars,” France center Rudy Gobert said. “Today they didn’t play very good and still won. So they’re still the favorite.”
Added French veteran Boris Diaw, Gobert’s new teammate with the Utah Jazz: “They haven’t been dominating, but they haven’t lost either. They’re still unbeaten, so we can’t say that they’re struggling.”
Except that we most certainly can.