Injuries have defined the 2013-14 season for the struggling
On Wednesday, the team simply ran out of players in its odd, 119-108 victory over the
Having no one to replace him with, the Lakers, under a rarely invoked rule, took a technical foul and kept Sacre on the floor. For every additional foul Sacre might have incurred, the team would have been penalized an additional technical foul -- but Sacre made it through the last 3½ minutes without another transgression.
No Laker has played in every game this season.
Young is questionable for Friday, when the Lakers visit the
On the other side of the coin, the
The Blazers have had the exact same starting lineup for all 49 games. Reserves
The revolving door of healthy players has led Coach
Hill and Farmar have a reasonable chance of being available Friday in Philadelphia. Nash is expected to play after sitting out in Cleveland, where the Lakers played on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Lakers shouldn't run out of players against the 76ers.