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Lamar Odom gets stitches to close gash

Updated: February 11, 2011, 9:40 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom received eight stitches to close a laceration on his forehead above his right eye after the Lakers' 92-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

A collision with teammate Pau Gasol caused the gash with 51.1 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Odom's head struck Gasol's teeth after Odom turned to run back up court after scoring on a tip-in.

Odom had to exit the game because of blood trickling down his face. Lakers trainer ...

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