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Derek Fisher misses practice due to sinus infection

February 16, 2012 |  2:15 pm

Derek FisherMost Lakers arrived for practice Thursday feeling fresh from a day off.

Except for one.

Lakers guard Derek Fisher was sent home from practice because of a sinus infection, but the team lists him as day-to-day and he is expected to play Friday against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Fisher has appeared in 524 consecutive regular-season games since April 15, 2005. He started in 402 consecutive games since Jan. 15, 2007. Both are highest among active NBA players.

Former Laker A.C. Green still holds the all-time NBA record for consecutive games played with 1,192, dating from Nov. 19, 1986, to April 18, 2001, while playing for the Lakers, Suns, Mavericks and Heat. 

"If [trainer] Gary Vitti says that his minutes will be affected, then it will," Brown said regarding Fisher. "But I don't think so. Nobody said anything to me to suggest it will be affected."

 --Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Derek Fisher, right, puts up a shot in front of Atlanta guard Jeff Teague during the first half of Tuesday's game. Credit: Michael Nelson / EPA / February 14, 2012