Artest doubtful to play Friday

Ron Artest shot some baskets today, but he wasn’t cleared to practice or to play. He was listed as doubtful to play in Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, sitting out a fourth game after suffering a concussion on Christmas Night at home. The Lakers are 2-1 since Artest was injured, defeating the Kings in double-overtime last Saturday, losing to the Phoenix Suns on Monday and defeating the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.