WASHINGTON -- Pau Gasol will not play tonight against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis.
The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42%.
Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma."
The Lakers (9-14) have lost six of their last seven games, including a 116-107 defeat Thursday at New York.
Washington (3-16) hasn't done much damage this season, though the Wizards beat Miami earlier this month.
The Lakers lost to a similarly bad Cleveland team Tuesday, 100-94.
They complete a four-game trip Sunday at Philadelphia. Gasol's status is questionable at best for that game.
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