Saturday, April 27, 2013
MWP's last game with Lakers?
By Nick Borges
The Los Angeles Lakers went into Game 3 against San Antonio without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jodie Meeks due to injuries and now they're not going to have Metta World Peace available for Game 4 on Sunday. World Peace admitted his surgically repaired knee is bothering him and he needs to rest it.
"I wasn't effective," World Peace told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "There's no sense when we got guys that can win, why not let them win. We'll win Sunday, then I'll be better and then go to San Antonio [for Game 5 on Tuesday] and I'll be really good that day."
All these injuries means head coach Mike D'Antoni will start Darius Morris, Andrew Goudelock, Earl Clark, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard on Sunday, which is likely the final game of the season for the Lakers.
Friday might be World Peace's last game with the Lakers as they could amnesty the forward in July to help reduce their tax bill next season.