Lakers' Mihm sits out with shoulder injury

Updated: February 4, 2006, 9:12 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Los Angeles center Chris Mihm was held out of the Lakers' game Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets because of a sprained right shoulder.

Chris Mihm

Mihm, who had started 45 of the Lakers' first 46 games, is averaging 10.6 points and 6.8 rebounds.

The Lakers were also without Lamar Odom for the second straight game with sprained rib cartilage. Odom, the Lakers' second-leading scorer and top rebounder, had started all 45 games before missing the Lakers' 112-102 loss at Charlotte on Friday.

Slava Medvedenko (back) and Aaron McKie (quadriceps) also remained out for Los Angeles.

Brian Cook started in place of Mihm, and Sasha Vujacic made just his fourth start of the season in Odom's position.

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