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Lonzo Ball has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game after doing some basketball drills on Saturday. The team will see how Ball is feeling on Sunday. Kyle Kuzma is questionable with a mild sprained left ankle. Brandon Ingram remains in concussion protocol and is out. Kyle Kuzma, already playing through a right ankle injury, was uncertain about his status for the remainder of the season after spraining his left ankle in the Lakers' loss to the Timberwolves on Friday.
Kyle Kuzma's ankles are beat up. He was already playing through a sprained right ankle that has bothered him since college last year and now he has a mild left ankle sprain. With three games remaining in the season, Kuzma may have to rest his ankles although he typically tries to play through injuries.
At the end of the day, it is just my ankles. I can't tell you anything right now [about playing in the final three games] My last one was an inside sprain. This is an outside sprain. Kyle Kuzma underwent X-rays and they were negative. Kuzma is day-to-day with a mild ankle sprain.
Jimmy Butler scored 18 points in his return from right knee surgery, Jeff Teague had 25 points and eight assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
After missing six weeks because of a knee injury, Jimmy Butler helped lead the Timberwolves to a bounce-back win in Los Angeles. Isaiah Thomas said he has no regrets playing on his injured hip late last season only to be traded by the Celtics because basketball helped him cope with the death of his sister. He also said he's not worried about having hip surgery before entering free agency. Wolves were up 20 and the Lakers cut it to 15 and an upset Tom Thibodeau calls a timeout with 6: Thibs isn't leaving anything to chance even though the Lakers don't have Kyle Kuzma for the remainder of the game.
Kyle Kuzma's mild sprained ankle is the latest injury to a reeling Lakers team that was already without Brandon Ingram concussion , Lonzo Ball knee contusion and Isaiah Thomas hip. Brandon Ingram has been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms after being re-evaluated today. Ingram is in the NBA's concussion protocol. Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the best basketball players in the world, yet he did not touch the ball in key moments of the Bucks' win over the Lakers.
Brandon Ingram has been diagnosed with a neck muscle contusion. The Lakers said Ingram's preliminary results for a concussion are negative but he will be re-evaluated again tomorrow. Eric Bledsoe scored 11 of his 39 points in overtime, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame a huge comeback by the Los Angeles Lakers to win on Friday night. Julius Randle , PF.
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