NBA Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers (10-13)

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Depleted Lakers limp into Houston

HOUSTON -- Lakers center Tarik Black on Monday night added his name to a long list of wounded rotation players whose absence is undermining the promise that marked the first few weeks of this season in Los Angeles.

Black suffered an ankle sprain in a 107-101 home loss to the Utah Jazz, increasing the number of sidelined rotation players to five for the Lakers (10-13). Relatedly, the Lakers have dropped three consecutive games, four of six and six of eight as they ready for their second meeting with the Rockets on Wednesday night at Toyota Center.

When the Lakers topped the Rockets at Staples Center on Oct. 26, it seemed to mark the start of something surprising. But one by one, the Lakers have succumbed to injuries, with Black following guards D'Angelo Russell (left knee), Jose Calderon (right hamstring) and Nick Young (calf) and forward Larry Nance Jr. (right knee) to the injured list. The Lakers' momentum has suffered in lockstep with the lost bodies.

Points: Lou Williams18.4
Rebounds: Julius Randle8.8
Assists: D'Angelo Russell4.8
FG%: Julius Randle51.0%
Steals: Jordan Clarkson1.65
Blocks: Tarik Black0.61
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.3 (27)
Rebounds: 43.0 (11)
Assists: 26.0 (30)
FG%: 47.7% (30)
FT%: 74.3% (5)
3P%: 34.6% (10)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.9 (12)
Rebounds: 44.6 (10)
Assists: 21.0 (21)
FG%: 44.9% (15)
FT%: 77.6% (14)
3P%: 34.6% (18)
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
Golden State 18 3 .857 --
LA Clippers 16 6 .727 2.5
LA Lakers 10 13 .435 9.0
Sacramento 7 13 .350 10.5
Phoenix 6 15 .286 12.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
10/26/2016 Larry Nance Jr. Exercised Contract Option Team exercised 2017 option
10/26/2016 Julius Randle Exercised Contract Option Team exercised 2017 option
10/26/2016 D'Angelo Russell Exercised Contract Option Team exercised 2017 option
10/24/2016 Yi Jianlian Waived
10/24/2016 Anthony Brown Waived
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Date Player Status
12/6/2016 Tarik Black Sprained ankle
12/4/2016 José Calderón Strained hamstring
12/3/2016 Larry Nance Jr. Sore knee
11/30/2016 Nick Young Strained right calf
11/21/2016 D'Angelo Russell Sore knee
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