Stojakovic aggravates back injury in Kings win

HOUSTON -- Sacramento Kings guard Peja Stojakovic
aggravated a back injury in an 88-80 win over Houston on
Wednesday night.

Stojakovic, Sacramento's second-leading scorer, went to the
bench with 2:58 left in the third quarter and did not return. He
said after the game he re-injured a protruding disc in his lower
back that has bothered him since late December. Stojakovic sat out
the Kings' 105-95 loss to Dallas on Dec. 22.

Sacramento coach Rick Adelman did not know how serious the
injury was after Wednesday's game. The Kings play New Orleans on

"It tightened up on him," Adelman said. "Hopefully, he'll be
OK by Friday."

Stojakovic scored three points and had seven rebounds against
the Rockets.

"It's coming from a nerve in my back," Stojakovic said of his
injury. "We'll see. It's day to day."