Wednesday , Nov , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Danny Granger Playing with Temporary Teeth

Granger fractured a root to a front tooth as a rookie when he took a nasty elbow from Kobe Bryant on Jan. 9, 2006. That tooth was put back into place, but in Saturday’s 95-79 victory over the Boston Celtics, Granger shattered both front teeth going for a steal.

"I broke the one they put back and broke off my other tooth," Granger said after practicing Monday with temporary front teeth. "I’ve been through it before, so I’ll just have to go through it again.

"I hate being in the (dentist’s) chair when they do all that, but I have to do it."