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Odom joins injured, Bryant nearing milestone, Gasol joins select group

February 9, 2010 |  2:23 pm

Lakers forward Lamar Odom missed practice Tuesday because of a sore right foot and he is listed as probable for Wednesday night's game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City.

Odom got a CAT Scan and MRI Tuesday that was negative. Odom said he was injured during Monday night's win against the San Antonio Spurs.

"I'm good," Odom said. "I'm playing [Wednesday]."

Kobe Bryant, who missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle, will travel with the Lakers to Utah and will be a game-time decision.

When Bryant plays his next regular-season game, it will be his 1,000 regular-season game of his 14-year career.

Lakers center Andrew Bynum is also going with the team to Utah, but he won't play because of a bruised right hip.

When Pau Gasol scored 21 points, grabbed 19 rebounds, handed out eight assists and blocked five shots against the Spurs Monday night, it was seventh time an NBA player has accomplished that feat. Gasol joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who did it twice, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Robert Parish and Bob McAdoo as the others who have done this in a game.

Lakers guard Shannon Brown, who will compete in the dunk contest during the All-Star weekend, said Bryant will be assisting him during the contest.

-- Broderick Turner


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