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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Lakers features LaMarcus Aldridge

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 26: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 26, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 26: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 26, 2018 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs released the official injury report for Saturday’s game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Who will not play?

On Saturday night, the San Antonio Spurs will remain at home to face the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s an attempt to avoid a two-game losing streak, following the loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

Injuries remain a notable part of the 2017-18 season, for the Spurs. This happened, again, vs. the Pelicans, as LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a sprained right ankle. It caused him to leave the game and not return.

Well, for the Lakers game, the Silver and Black might not have Aldridge available, according to the official injury report. The six-time All-Star (sprained right ankle) was listed as “doubtful;’ Pau Gasol (bone bruise, left knee) remains “questionable;” Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is listed as “out.”

Pau Gasol (bone bruise, left knee) is questionable and LaMarcus Aldridge (sprained right ankle) is doubtful for tomorrow’s Spurs-Lakers game. Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out. pic.twitter.com/WwkkXhN7tg

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 2, 2018

With Aldridge and Gasol potentially out of the lineup, look for Joffrey Lauvergne and Davis Bertans to receive extra minutes. Both could start, too, and, against a Lakers team that’s not dominant at center and power forward, it might not be a matchup issue if the Spurs are limited.

If Aldridge does not play, it will mark three of the past seven games that he has missed. This dates back to before the All-Star break, due to a sore right knee.

As for Leonard, it’s the same situation as the past six weeks. Kyle Anderson should start at small forward and Rudy Gay would follow off the bench.

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The Spurs and Lakers will go head-to-head at 9:00 p.m. ET on FSSW and SPEC.

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