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In a season of ups and downs, injuries and mediocre basketball, the Lakers got more bad news this afternoon.
An MRI on Pau Gasols right foot showed he has plantar fasciitis, one of the most painful and longest-healing injuries an athlete can have. The 7-footer is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Blazers at Staples Center. But plantar fasciitis is as unpredictable as it is painful, so by game time Gasol could be in street clothes, leaving Jordan Hill to back up Dwight Howard, who will not be suspended for his flagrant 2 foul in Denver on Wednesday night. The NBA announced late Thursday that they fined Howard 35,000 for pie-facing the Nuggets Kenneth Faried to the ground in the Laker loss.
Gasol was just getting his body and game back into shape after sitting out eight straight contests with tendinitis in both knees. In Wednesday's loss to Denver, Gasol had one of his best games of the year so far, scoring 19 points with six rebounds and five assists while shooting 67 percent from the field. He also added a pair of blocked shots.
Portland currently holds the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 14-13 record. The Lakers are 14-15, just one game behind Portland in the playoff chase, but 11th overall in the conference.
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In a move that team-mate Kobe Bryant will certainly approve of, Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined 35,000 for the flagrant foul that he committed upon Denver’s Kenneth Faried on Wednesday night.
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Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has been fined $35,000 for his Flagrant Foul Two against Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. The incident, in which Howard made excessive contact with Faried above the shoulders, occurred with 5:02 remaining in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 126-114...
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Dwight Howard was ejected during the 3rd quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Nuggets after officials ruled a hard foul on Kenneth Faried a Flagrant 2 foul:
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has overtaken LeBron James as the NBA All-Star top vote getter.
The second ballot returns were released on Thursday.
Kobe has 977,444 votes, while James is second with 970,314, followed by Kevin Durant at 924,898, and Carmelo Anthony with 891,759.
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Thursday, according to the Lakers. Lakers annouce that an MRI performed on @paugasol's right foot revealed plantar fasciitis. However, he's probable for Friday's game. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) December 28, 2012 Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of...
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