MRIs for Lamar Odom, Theo Ratliff
"It's been aching, especially in the morning," Odom said. "I've played a lot of basketball. Hopefully it's just wear and tear, hopefully, and there's nothing wrong."
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Odom removed his sneaker and had his foot re-taped on the bench during the second half Sunday, but went back into the game.
Odom finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds in Sunday's 121-116 loss to the Phoenix Suns. It was the fifth double-double in 10 games this season for Odom, who is averaging 15.1 points and 10.9 rebounds on 58.6 percent shooting from the field this year. The extra basketball Odom referred to was his gold medal run this summer with Team USA at the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul.
It was a solid bounce-back effort by Odom who sat out the team's practice Saturday with the bone bruise in his foot after scoring a season-low three points on 1-for-6 shooting against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday.
"I'll get it checked out [Monday] and hopefully all I need is ice," Odom said.
Reserve center Theo Ratliff, who did not play Sunday and is only averaging 8.4 minutes per game on the season while there is an opening for him to play twice that amount with Andrew Bynum out of the lineup, will also undergo a MRI on his sore left knee Monday. Lakers head coach Phil Jackson has made mention of Ratliff's struggles with tendinitis for more than a month now, dating back to the start of the Lakers preseason schedule in Europe.
Dave McMenamin covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com. Follow him on Twitter.