Fisher Leaves Practice Early

We know that Derek Fisher hasn’t missed a regular season basketball game since April 15, 2005, so despite the fact that he left Thursday’s practice early do to sinusitis, none of his teammates expect to be without him for Friday’s game against Phoenix.

Coach Mike Brown also expects to have Fisher available for his regular minutes when Steve Nash and the Suns come to town.

“If (head athletic trainer) Gary Vitti says that (Fisher’s) minutes will be affected, then (they) will,” said Brown. “But I don’t think so. Nobody said anything to me to suggest (his minutes) will be affected.”

We’ll check and see how Fisher’s feeling after tomorrow’s shootaround.