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ELSEGUNDO Lakersguard Steve Blake will undergo laparoscopic surgery this Wednesday to repair atorn abdominal muscle, the Lakers announced on Monday.
Thesurgery will be performed by Dr. Craig Smith and it is expected that Blake willmiss a minimum of six to eight weeks.
Blakewas originally diagnosed with the abdominal strain on Nov. 12 and hasmissed the last 10 games with the injury.
In seven games this season(five starts), Blake is averaging 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and1.29 steals in 26.0 minutes.
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The struggling Lakers had better make the adjustments they need, Kobe Bryant warned, or "I'll kick everybody's ass in this locker room if that doesn't happen."
"That's just the attitude you have to have," Bryant said after the Lakers' 113-103 home loss to Orlando on Sunday night, which dropped the Lakers to 3-4 under new coach Mike D'Antoni...
Pau Gasol will sit out for Tuesday’s game vs. the Rockets because of lingering tendinitis in both of his knees. However, that may not be his biggest problem. Though there is no trade involving Gasol in the works at the moment, according to ESPN, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has informed Gasol’s representatives that if Pau is unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system, they will have...
Jameer Nelson, who’s a game-time decision (tendinitis) vs. the Lakers, was asked at this morning’s shootaround what it will be like to see former teammate Dwight Howard play for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Playing alongside each other for eight seasons, Howard and Nelson were once close, and while the Magic point guard had nothing negative to say about Howard, he implied...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arron Afflalo scored 30 points, Glen Davis added 23 points and 12 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic beat Dwight Howard in their first game against their longtime center, stunning the Los Angeles Lakers 113-103 on Sunday night.
Howard had 21 points and 15 rebounds against his former team, but the rebuilding Magic rallied impressively for a 40-point fourth quarter...
The Lakers may have suffered a devastating, humiliating, humbling defeat at the hands of the lowly Orlando Magic on Sunday, but Ron Artest actually had himself quite the offensive outing. World Peace scored 15 points, made the 1,000th three-pointer of his career, and got the Lakers off the schneid with this driving slam dunk over a much younger and slightly taller Moe Harkless…...
The Los Angeles Lakers badly need a victory Wednesday night considering the location of the final stop of this week's road trip.
The Lakers will try to avoid their second three-game skid and could again be without Pau Gasol as they take on the New Orleans Hornets.
Los Angeles (8-10) led by as many as 17 points and was still up 13 in the fourth quarter before falling 107-105...
Tonight, the Magic will face Dwight Howard for the first time. A tumultuous year of questions and indecision will not be remedied or rectified in this one meeting. Apologies and forgiveness will not be handed out.
At this point, all the parties are more interested in moving on.
Dwight Howard is moving on, recognizing that he made some mistakes, although perhaps not realizing...
(5-10) vs. (8-8)
Time/TV: 9:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Lakers by 13
Tickets: $8-$3,685 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Los Angeles; March 12 in Orlando