Both Pau Gasol and Xavier Henry will sit out when the Lakers (24-48) host the Phoenix Suns (44-29) tonight at Staples Center because of persisting injuries within the past week.
Gasol will miss his fourth consecutive game because of vertigo. Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said Gasol completed cardiovascular exercises, but says he still “feels a little loopy.” Henry will stay out of his second consecutive game because of soreness in his right knee, an injury that had sidelined him for a combined 29 games this season.
Meanwhile, Steve Nash remains a game-time decision because of nerve irritation in his back. He played in 19 minutes in the Lakers’ loss Friday to Minnesota without any reported setbacks, but D’Antoni said “he just wants to make sure it’s okay.” After missing the past seven games because of a strained right groin, Jordan Farmar plans to get reevalauted on Monday, but D’Antoni said it is likely he will be “a week away.”