First, Gafford had a big game last night, logging his most minutes (25) in a loss to Mavs. He had 13 pts, going 6-6, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. Injury to Wendell Carter is what generated increased PT for Gafford.
I did not watch the game, but news services report that Gafford sprained his ankle, was in apparent severe pain but neither Coach Jim Boylen called timeout nor refs stopped the play. But a Mav player intentionally fouled so that Gafford can get off the floor. Not a good look for Coach Boylen.
Hoping Gafford injury was minor because Carter injury provides great opportunity for Daniel to make his mark.
I was watching game when Gafford got hurt and it was indeed very strange that he basically seemed to be ignored. After play was stopped I think one young trainer or manager finally came out to help him and I never saw a coach check on him. I was then very surprised that he returned to the game. Weird to say the least.