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Lakers say Larry Nance Jr. suffers probable broken right hand

Lakers say Larry Nance Jr. suffers probable broken right hand
Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. dunks over Cavaliers guard DeAndre Liggins during the first half of a summer league game on July 14. (John Locher / Associated Press)

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.

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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.

broderick.turner@latimes.com

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