The Los Angeles Lakers were back at Staples Center on Tuesday night to face the Indiana Pacers following their seven-game road trip and the results were par for course on the season.
After hanging tough in the first half, the Lakers were not able to sustain their efforts in the second half and wound up with a 12-point loss in a game that kicked off Jerry Buss week.
However, the headlines are again dominated by injury updates, which spelled more bad news for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant is expected to miss at least three weeks before he will have another re-evaluation of the fracture in his left knee.
During Tuesday’s loss, Pau Gasol injured his groin and is questionable for Friday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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