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Lakers lose, Julius Randle breaks his leg on a bleak opening night
Lakers lose, Julius Randle breaks his leg on a bleak opening night

The present-day Lakers weren't looking so great against the Houston Rockets, and then fate messed with their future. Rookie Julius Randle sustained a broken tibia in his right leg and was carted off on a stretcher after a collision with two Rockets players in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 108-90 loss in their season opener Tuesday. Randle was driving past Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas when he lost his balance and ran into Motiejunas and center Tarik Black. His entire right leg was in an air cast as teammates helped load him onto the stretcher at Staples Center. Randle, the seventh overall pick in the draft, is expected to have surgery as early as Wednesday and will...

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