Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will be sidelined at least one week because of a lower back strain.
The Nets revealed the diagnosis prior to Monday's game against the Cavaliers and noted Lopez will be evaluated again in a week.
Lopez was coming off a 20-point, seven-rebound effort in just 27 minutes against the Hawks on Friday and was averaging 16.1 points and 6.2 rebounds over his first 16 games.
A series of injuries, most notably a foot fracture, have limited the 7-footer to just 96 games the previous three seasons.
Lopez will miss at least four games with the current injury.