Howard, Gasol to be re-evaluated Sunday

January, 12, 2013
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McMenamin By Dave McMenamin
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Help could be right around the corner for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Both Dwight Howard (torn labrum in his right shoulder) and Pau Gasol (concussion) will be re-evaluated by team medical staff Sunday in advance of the Lakers' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Gasol was not cleared to return to the court after undergoing tests Saturday. Gasol also did not pass previous tests Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, but has shown improvement. Howard participated in a series of conditioning exercises and basketball-related activities after practice. Sunday will mark the first time Howard has been re-evaluated since a MRI exam last Monday revealed the extent of his shoulder injury.

The Lakers have gone 0-3 in their last three games without Howard and Gasol.

"We'll just see how it goes (Sunday)," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "Same with Dwight, I guess we'll see. There's nothing definitive on anybody."

The Lakers are officially listing Howard as "out" for the Cavs game, but D'Antoni classified the big man as a game-time decision.

Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 9.7
AssistsK. Marshall 8.8
StealsJ. Meeks 1.4
BlocksP. Gasol 1.5