Lopez plans to travel to Detroit for Friday night’s game, and wants to play, but is uncertain if he will, saying it will be up to trainer Tim Walsh.
“I just sprained it a little. It’ll be all right,” Lopez said.
Lopez suffered the injury with about four minutes remaining in the third, when he stumbled to the floor after being double-teamed in the post. He came up limping and checked out of the game.
But after being worked on by Walsh, Lopez checked back in, only to check out again and head to the locker room shortly thereafter. Lopez did return to the bench in the fourth before heading back in with the game out of reach.
Lopez, 25, missed seven games after originally spraining his left ankle Nov. 15 in Phoenix.
Lopez finished Thursday night’s game with 16 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes.