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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.
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WASHINGTON Pau Gasol apparently knows the NFL injury-report guidelines pretty well.
Using the standard created for pro football players, the Lakers forward declared himself doubtful for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, questionable for next Tuesday against Charlotte and probable for Dec. 22 against Golden State.
It looks like at least another week before he returns from...
WASHINGTON Pau Gasol will not play tonight 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.
Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma."
The Lakers (9-14...
The Lakers have struggled this season and are looking to turn things around. Kobe believes Metta World Peace can help lead the way.
The Los Angeles Lakers will get a boost this week when Pau Gasol returns to the lineup. Gasol has missed the Lakers last seven games. During that time, the Lakers have gone 2-5. They have struggled all year, but the team hopes that Gasol's return and Steve Nash's eventual return will help spark them to a run and get them back into the playoffs.According to Kevin Ding...
The Lakers want to give Pau Gasol an opportunity to work within Mike D'Antoni's system when he returns from knee tendinitis.
Pau Gasol could return from knee tendinitis on Dec. 22.
Steve Nash could miss another three to six games.
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Dear Laker and Laker Fans,
Thank you for this season, really it has been too easy.
When you guys first traded for Dwight Howard I was so mad, I thought the league was rigged and I thought Kobe would get his 6th championship and tie MJ. I was pissed Orlando didn't want Pau Gasol in the deal. I was 100 percent sure Phil Jackson was going to coach you guys and win another championship...
AP Photo/Alex BrandonThe Lakers finally got off the schneid Friday night in Washington as they defeated the Wizards 102 – 96, improving their record to 10 – 14. This game highlighted this Laker team’s inconsistency as they let multiple leads slip and had to keep their stars in the game until the game clock hit triple zeroes.There wasn’t much of an improvement defensively...