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Metta World Peace impresses

Updated: April 9, 2013, 4:18 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Metta World Peace will play in the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night, just 12 days after surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee that was supposed to sideline him six weeks.

"He won't start, but he'll play," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said after Lakers shootaround Tuesday morning. "You always worry about somebody coming back and not knowing what can occur. But we have to get him back. I'm sure he's ready ...

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