Lakers' Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman game-time decisions against 76ers

Centers Chris Kaman and Pau Gasol will be game-time decisions for the Lakers' game Sunday against Philadelphia.

Kaman sustained a moderate sprain in his left ankle Friday against Utah. Gasol missed two of the last four games because of an upper-respiratory infection.

Both were at the team training facility Saturday but neither took part in practice.

Kaman was downcast after Friday's game while talking about his ankle but might be closer to returning than Gasol, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni suggested.

"It looks pretty favorable. He feels pretty good about it," D'Antoni said Saturday. "The swelling's not too bad."

Kaman had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Lakers' 105-103 loss to Utah. He was injured when he stepped on a Utah player's foot while passing the ball to Jordan Farmar.

Gasol is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds. He sat out last Saturday's game at Golden State, played two after that, then sat out against Utah.

Jordan Hill and Shawne Williams will likely be the Lakers' starters against Philadelphia if Kaman and Gasol are out.

The Lakers (13-17) are looking at three consecutive home games against teams with losing records: Philadelphia (8-20), Milwaukee (6-23) and Utah (9-23).

Philadelphia, in particular, is 1-12 on the road.


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