Lakers News: Potential Return of L.A. Big Men Will Help Slumping Lakers

January 12th, 2013 by Mike Hoag Leave a reply »
The skidding Los Angeles Lakers could get some relief soon as both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol are likely set to return in the near future.

The Lakers’ medical staff will reportedly re-evaluate the two ailing big men prior to the team’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles.

Gasol (concussion) and Howard (torn labrum, right shoulder) have missed the team’s last three games, and L.A. has lost each of those contests.

Another report by McMenamin labeled both Howard and Gasol as game-time decisions for the Sunday clash against Cleveland.

The Lakers have also lost three straight games prior to their big men's injuries, too.

The combined six-game losing streak has put them five games out of playoff contention and prompted some negativity from team legend Magic Johnson.

“It’s over for my Lakers. No playoffs, no nothing,” Johnson said on ESPN’s NBA studio show, according to Daniel Buerge of

While Johnson’s sentiment is shared by many fans, it’s a little too early for doom ...

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