Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/14/12
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WASHINGTON Pau Gasol will not play Friday against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis. The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42 percent. Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma." The Lakers (9-14) have lost six of their last seven games, including a 116-107 defeat Thursday at New York. Washington (3-16) hasn't done much damage this season, though the Wizards beat Miami earlier this month. The Lakers lost to a similarly bad Cleveland team Tuesday, 100-94. They complete a four-game road trip Sunday at Philadelphia. Gasol's status is questionable at best for that game. Itching for Nash Now more than ever, the eyes of Lakers followers turn to Steve Nash. He missed his 21st game Thursday, but offered a ray of hope in a wildly overcast season. He said he would "hopefully" start practicing next w...
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