Fisher has sprained right knee

Updated: May 31, 2004, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Lakers guard Derek Fisher has a sprained right knee but is playing against Minnesota in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.

His availability for Monday night was a game-time decision, Lakers spokesman John Black said. The Lakers lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

Fisher was hurt in the fourth quarter of Game 5 Saturday in the Lakers' 98-96 loss in which he scored 17 points. Fisher is the Lakers' fifth-leading scorer in the playoffs, averaging 8.1 points.

He aggravated an injury dating to his college days at Arkansas-Little Rock, Black said.

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