Kent Bazemore exits Lakers-Clippers game with sprained right foot

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore, center, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kent Bazemore, center, drives to the basket against Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

At this rate, the Lakers will soon run out of bodies.

Kent Bazemore left the Lakers’ game Sunday against the Clippers in a designated road game at Staples Center after spraining his right foot. He was handling the ball at the top of the key before he turned his foot and fell to the ground with 10:08 left in the second quarter. Bazemore was soon carried up by teammates Robert Sacre and Jodie Meeks before a Lakers’ staff member helped him to the locker room.

Bazemore soon took x-rays that turned out negative. But the injury was serious enough for him to stay out the rest of the game. Bazemore is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday.

Bazemore’s absence provides yet another blow to the Lakers’ injury-riddled roster. The Lakers entered their matchup against the Clippers fielding only eight healthy players. Kobe Bryant (fractured left foot) and Xavier Henry (bone bruise on right knee) are out for the season. Pau Gasol (vertigo), Chris Kaman (strained right calf) and Steve Nash (nerve irritation in back) are considered day-to-day. Jordan Farmar (strained right groin) won’t return until Tuesday’s game against Houston.

Bazemore contributed two points on 1 of 3 shooting and four assists in 12 minutes against the Clippers.

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