NEW YORK — The wait continues.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol will sit out of tonight’s game against the New York Knicks, marking the sixth consecutive game he’s missed because of knee tendinitis. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni also remains unsure whether Gasol will suit up when the Lakers play Friday against the Washington Wizards. The Lakers have listed Gasol as day-to-day.
“It hurts,” D’Antoni said. “He’s not there yet.”
The experiment at starting Jordan Hill at power forward appears to have vanished after posting only two points on 1 of 6 shooting in 26 minutes in the Lakers’ 100-94 loss Tuesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lakers forward Antawn Jamison will start instead, a position he held for the first four games of Gasol’s absence. Jamison averaged 10.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting during those games.
“They’ll go four small,” D’Antoni said of New York. “So we’ll go four small too.”
The Lakers have gone 1-4 since Gasol’s injury. But he has struggled himself, averaging a career-low 12.9 points on 42.5 percent shooting.
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