The Lakers should have installed one of those Turn-o-Matic ticket dispensers — like the ones at supermarket deli counters — outside their training room Friday night. “Now serving No. 1 … Now serving No. 0.”
Their 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Staples Center wasn’t two minutes old when point guard D’Angelo Russell tripped over a teammate, fell to the floor and suffered a mild medial collateral ligament sprain of his right knee.
Then midway through the second quarter, shooting guard Nick Young got tangled up with two defenders on a drive to the basket, fell to the floor and limped to the locker room.
Young was diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee but X-rays...