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Ryan Kelly to the rescue? Lakers forward hopes to play vs. Utah Jazz
Ryan Kelly to the rescue? Lakers forward hopes to play vs. Utah Jazz

The Lakers have looked especially punchless over their last three exhibition games, losing on Sunday to the Utah Jazz, 119-86. Injuries have been a significant issue, with Ryan Kelly (hamstring), Nick Young (thumb), Jeremy Lin (ankle), Steve Nash (back), Jordan Clarkson (calf) and Xavier Henry (back) all sidelined. Even a camp invite, rookie point guard Keith Appling, suffered a shoulder injury Thursday and will undergo an MRI on Friday. "I don't think anybody will be probably back [on Sunday], except maybe Ryan," said Coach Byron Scott after practice Friday. "I'm not sure with Jeremy, because the other day in shootaround, he hurt his other ankle." Lin...

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