The Lakers said forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered a “probable” break in his right hand during an 88-80 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in the summer league in Las Vegas.
The Lakers said preliminary results from an X-ray Nance took after the game showed a fracture to the third metacarpal of his right hand.
Nance will return to Los Angeles to be evaluated by a hand specialist Friday. The Lakers said an update on Nance’s condition will be issued once he’s been examined.
He was injured late in the fourth quarter after taking flight for a dunk attempt. It was unsuccessful as he fell to the Thomas & Mack court on his wrist.
Nance stayed down on the court before he departed for the locker room.
He had 12 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a block and two steals.