Contrary to a previous report, Nicolas Batum did not break his nose during Friday's game.
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Batum suffered a contusion on top of a pre-existing fracture from when he played with France this summer. He is adamant that he won't wear a protective mask and there doesn't seem to be any danger of him sitting out Sunday's game, so owners should keep him active unless something changes.
Pau Gasol participated in Saturday's light practice and he will play vs. the Thunder on Sunday.
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Gasol tweaked his ankle on Friday but X-rays were negative and it doesn't seem like a serious concern for the Lakers. What should concern them is the very real possibility that their current three-game losing streak will quickly expand to seven games -- their next four games consist of home and away sets vs. the Thunder and Spurs.