It will take a lot more than a measly sprained left elbow to keep Derek Fisher out of the lineup. Fisher, who injured his elbow in last night's win over Charlotte, has played in 476 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NBA. The Lakers have officially listed Fisher as "probable" for Sunday's game in San Antonio against the Spurs, a Western Conference showdown on ABC.â†µ
Fisher is averaging 6.6 points per game this season, his lowest scoring output in 11 years, but he has hit 39.2% of his three-pointers this season for the Lakers. Fisher's 9.2 Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 9.2 is the lowest of his career, beating out the 9.3 from last season. Fisher has also started 354 straight games, dating back to January 2007.â†µ
The point guard position is important for the Lakers tomorrow facing the Spurs. They have the NBA's best record at 51-11, but were supposed to be without Tony Parker for a few weeks with a calf injury. However, Parker returned last night as the Spurs destroyed Miami, and will play Sunday against the Lakers. In other Lakers injury news, Matt Barnes is listed as day-to-day. Barnes was cleared to play Friday after practice, but was a late scratch after aggravating his right knee in pregame warmups.â†µ
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