Injuries deplete Lakers backcourt

UPDATE: Per Mike Medina of InsideSoCal.com, an MRI revealed that Jodie Meeks has a torn ligament in his sprained ankle. Although he remains listed as doubtful for Friday's game, the truth is that his playoffs may well be over at this point.

- Tom Carpenter


The Lakers don't have Kobe Bryant, Jodie Meeks or Steve Blake available now after he suffered a moderate strain of his right hamstring in Game 2 against San Antonio. They could also be without Steve Nash and as a result the starting backcourt for Game 3 might be Darius Morris and Chris Duhon.