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LA Lakers Nick Young to have MRI scan on twisted knee

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The LA Lakers injury hit roster received another blow last night as guard Nick Young suffered a twisted knee before half time in their win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Young will now have an MRI scan on his injured knee today to evaluate his fitness ahead of the Lakers' game with the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. 

The LA guard was fouled by the Cavaliers C.J Miles with 2:16 remaining in the half with the Lakers up 64-44.

Young - who is the Lakers second leading scorer this season averaging 16.9 points per game prior to Wednesday night's contest claimed: "I planted wrong."

Despite the Cavaliers actually being down by 20 when Young got injured, he said: "They was down 30, man, they could have let me get that layup,"

He claimed that he "couldn't move" on his left leg and left the game early but did not leave the arena on crutches which will be a positive showing for Lakers fans.

Should Young be unavailable for LA's game with Philadelphia on Friday, the Lakers may be unable to field a full roster once again after they finished the Cavaliers game with only four eligible players on the court.

Xavier Henry (bone bruise) and Jodie Meeks (right ankle sprain) will both travel to Philadelphia with their team-mates but will not play, while Kobe Bryant (left knee) and Pau Gasol (right groin) both stayed at home for the teams three game road trip which will end against the 76ers.

Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Jordan Hill are all expected to be fit for the Lakers in Philadelphia despite two not appearing in the Cleveland game and Farmar leaving early with cramp.

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