Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out indefinitely with broken hand

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

The post-game chatter was as much about what the lost – small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – as how they lost in an 89-82 fall to the Dallas Mavericks.

For the second straight game they blew a double-digit second-half lead. More importantly going forward, they have likely lost Kidd-Gilchrist – arguably the best defender – probably for weeks.

Kidd-Gilchrist was diagnosed with a fractured left hand he suffered in the second half. He’ll be re-evaluated in Charlotte Wednesday, but he left American Airlines Center in a cast, his middle two fingers taped together.

Kidd-Gilchrist indicated it’s the ring finger on his left hand that was injured.