The main positive takeaway from the Los Angeles Lakers' overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night was all of the Lakers' young players playing well. Julius Randle notched yet another double double and D'Angelo Russell scored a career high 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter and the game-tying basket to send the game to overtime. Best of all, the Lakers young duo played well enough to force head coach Byron Scott to play them big minutes down the stretch of the game.
Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson also played well in the first half of the game, scoring 14 points on 7-10 shooting in his 23 minutes, but stepped on the foot of Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins late in the second quarter and sprained his ankle, according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News. Clarkson attempted to play on the ankle for just over 6 minutes in the second half, but was held out of the rest of the game with the injury.
On their off day in San Antonio before playing against Clarkson's hometown Spurs on Friday night, the Lakers gave the latest update on Clarkson's injury:
Lakers are listing Jordan Clarkson as questionable for tomorrow's game in San Antonio. He has a mildly sprained right ankle— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 10, 2015
Given the Lakers' surplus of guards and Clarkson's importance to the team going forward, having him test a balky ankle when the team has little to play for is probably a bad decision. We will see what the team ultimately decides when the Lakers take on the Spurs tomorrow night at 6:30 PST.
Stay tuned to Silver Screen and Roll for updates on Clarkson's ankle and all of your Lakers news.