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Lakers watching Walton closley

Updated: May 5, 2010, 5:38 AM ET
By and Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- How long his aching back -- which caused him to miss 33 games this season -- holds up is anyone's guess. But for now Lakers forward Luke Walton says he's healthy enough to give the team whatever it needs from him during these playoffs.

"It feels good. It kind of was our game plan to have it feeling good this year and hopefully it'll stay feeling like this and hopefully I'll keep playing," said Walton, who is expected to play a larger role in this series than he did in the ...

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