Luol Deng

Lakers' Nance, Deng expected to return vs. Dallas on Sunday

Lakers' Nance, Deng expected to return vs. Dallas on Sunday

The Lakers took a significant step toward returning to full strength on Friday — that is, until point guard D’Angelo Russell went down with an injury in the first two minutes of the game against Indiana.

Before that, the Lakers announced that forward Larry Nance Jr., who has been out for a month because of a bone bruise in his left knee, and starting forward Luol Deng, who has missed two games because of a right-wrist sprain, will return to action Sunday at Dallas.

Nance, who was injured Dec. 20 at Charlotte, was examined before Friday night’s game by Dr. David McAllister of UCLA...

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