Jamison soldiers on through wrist injury

April, 5, 2013
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Shelburne By Ramona Shelburne
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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LOS ANGELES -- Antawn Jamison held up his right wrist, flexed it a bit and winced.

"It's killing me," Jamison said. "But as long as we win and get in the playoffs, that's all that matters."

Jamison is among the Los Angeles Lakers walking wounded. He suffered a slight tear in his right shooting wrist March 22 against the Washington Wizards but has been playing through the pain ever since.

You wouldn't know it from his performances in the five games since. He has averaged 10 points, four rebounds and shot 40 percent from the field (17 for 42).

But make no mistake, he's hurting.

"Some days are better than others," he said. "Some days I can't really go back with it," referring to flexing the wrist.

"It's frustrating. I made it so far [into] this season and now this."

Jamison came into Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies 112 points away from reaching 20,000 for his career. He'd need to average 16 points a game over his final seven to reach the milestone.

"I don't know, I don't know," he said, when asked if he thought he'd get there. "As long as we win man, that's all that matters."

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