Lakers News: Nick Young Suffers Hyperextended Knee, X-Rays Negative
Lakers Nation Roundtable: What Worries You Most About Team?
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The banged-up Los Angeles Lakers looked to end their five-game losing streak Friday night against the Indiana Pacers, who entered with a two-game winning streak and winners in seven of their past eight games.

The Lakers once again were without Luol Deng as he missed a second consecutive game due to a sprained right wrist. Then in the first quarter, D’Angelo Russell slipped on Julius Randle’s foot, banged his right knee against the court, and was diagnosed with an MCL sprain.

The Lakers’ injury woes continued in the second quarter, as Nick Young lost his footing and hyperextended his left knee, according to Mike Trudell:

Young finished the first half with six points, all of which came on consecutive 3-pointers. He returned to action at the start of the third quarter. Young previously missed six games this season after suffering an Achilles strain on Nov. 29 against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Young entered Friday averaging 13.7 points per game and shooting a career-best 42 percent from behind the arc. The 31-year-old has flourished under Lakers head coach Luke Walton’s system and went through a nine-game stretch where he connected on at least five 3-pointers in seven contests.

In positive injury news for the Lakers, Larry Nance Jr. is expected to go through a complete practice on Saturday, then play Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks in the opener of a three-game road trip.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Posts Photo Of Latest Tattoo

After joking that he was getting a face tattoo, Lakers guard Kobe…

Game Recap: Lakers Dominated In Eighth Straight Home Loss

[new_royalslider id=”203″] The big story of tonight is Dwight Howard’s first game…

Brandon Ingram Emerging As A Leader On Lakers Summer League Team

The Los Angeles Lakers are preparing for the Las Vegas Summer League which gets started on Friday when they play the Los Angeles Clippers…

Julius Randle Reflects On Time With Lakers, Explains Decision To Leave In Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers made several additions this offseason, with the biggest one obviously being the signing of…