Lakers will need the help of Odom if for a Lakers win tonight. Who should replace Odom and start tonight? Powell? Sound-off, Lakers Nation!
Update #2 – L.A. Times: Lakers forward Lamar Odom went through the team’s shoot-around this morning and will try to play tonight despite a bruised lower back suffered in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.
“He’s hurt; he looks stiff,” Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. “They’re going to pad him up; they’re going to do all kinds of stuff to him,” referring to the team’s training staff.
Odom has been receiving electro-stimulation treatments since getting hurt.
Update #2 – ESPN: Lakers starting forward Lamar Odom has a bruised back and has been listed as doubtful by his team for Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Houston Rockets.
Odom, who fell awkwardly while attempting to drive during the third quarter of Sunday’s surprise 99-87 loss to the Rockets in Houston, had a CT scan and MRI on Monday morning.
The scan showed he had a lower back contusion, and a final decision on his ability to play will be made before Tuesday morning’s shootaround, the Lakers said on their Web site.