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Ingles, who held the longest active streak in the NBA, missed Utah’s 131-118 win over the Bucks because of right Achilles soreness. He hadn’t missed a game since Dec. 16, 2015, against New Orleans. Including the postseason, Ingles had played in 418 straight games.
“I don’t know what the big deal is, honestly,” Ingles told ESPN. “I played because I want to and I’m healthy. … If I’m healthy, I’m playing. If the professionals tell me not to, I’m out. Been lucky it lasted.”
Over the years, Ingles played through a middle finger sprain and left ankle sprain, and even after learning that his son, Jacob, was diagnosed with autism.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder, speaking before Friday’s game, said Ingles’ streak was a testament to “his toughness.”
“I know he’d be playing if he could,” Snyder said. “There’s been a lot of times that he’s played through pain and probably an injury that he hasn’t told us about at times. But, obviously, you miss a player in the short run like