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Injured Lakers might not play in exhibition

October 14, 2009 |  1:48 pm

Lakers forwards Pau Gasol and Luke Walton are doubtful for Thursday’s exhibition game against Sacramento, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said today.

Lakerslogo Gasol has been sidelined by a strained right hamstring, and Walton has been bothered by a sore back, though both will travel to Las Vegas with the team today.

Neither injury is considered serious. Walton said he was “feeling a lot better.” The Lakers are 1-1 in exhibition games, with six more to play before the regular season begins Oct. 27 against the Clippers.

-- Mike Bresnahan