Earl Clark has dislocated finger in left hand

Lakers forward Earl Clark wore a splint to protect the dislocated pinkie finger on his left hand. But he vowed it won’t take him away from the court.

Still, it looked like the hand was in pain in the final moments of the Lakers’ 111-107 win Friday over the Portland Trail Blazers.

He hurt his hand while going after a loose ball as Blazers guard Wesley Matthews attempted a free throw with 14.4 seconds remaining. Clark immediately went to the bench during the Lakers’ subsequent timeout, clutching his left hand. Moments later, Lakers trainer Gary Vitti then taped his left pinkie.

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