It's possible the Lakers will lose yet another player on their depleted roster when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers onFriday at Staples Center.
An MRI exam Thursday revealed guard Steve Blake has a costrochaondral fracture, which is the portion of the cartilage that connects the rib to the sternum. The Lakers are listing him as day-to-day. The team indicated Blake suffered the injury during the Lakers' 99-83 victory Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns, and then later aggravated it during the Lakers' 90-87 overtime victory over the Utah Jazz.
Blake left that game with 21 seconds left in the third quarter and favored his midsection while Lakers trainer Gary Vitti attended him on the sideline. Although Blake returned to the bench, he didn't play the rest of the game.
The Lakers have already experienced plenty of absences with their personnel. ForwardJosh McRoberts has missed the past six games because of a sprained big toe in his left foot. ForwardTroy Murphy hat sat out the past tw...