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Devin Ebanks recalled as Matt Barnes awaits results of MRI exam

January 8, 2011 | 11:15 am

The Lakers recalled rookie Devin Ebanks from the NBA Development League, a direct result of losing Matt Barnes to a right-knee injury Friday against New Orleans.

Barnes was injured when he landed off-balance while pursuing a rebound in the second quarter. Results of an MRI exam will not be known until later Saturday, but Barnes was limping notably after the game and said he might have sustained cartilage damage or a bone bruise.

Ebanks averaged 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds in five games with the Bakersfield Jam.

Reserve Lakers guard Steve Blake was in a practice uniform Saturday morning and did not appear to have any lingering issues with a sprained left ankle he sustained Friday after missing a layup in the third quarter. 

-- Mike Bresnahan