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Sunday, February 3, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Wizards: F Caron Butler (left hip flexor strain) has missed three straight games and will be a game-time decision. G Gilbert Arenas (left knee) believes he could return after the all-star break (Feb. 14-18).

Lakers: F-C Andrew Bynum (left knee) and F Trevor Ariza (fractured right foot) remain out and are not with the team. . . . F-C Pau Gasol, who was acquired from Memphis in a trade on Friday, is expected to join the team this morning. As of yesterday afternoon, it was not known whether Gasol would make his debut today against the Wizards.

BY THE NUMBERS

46

Points scored by Lakers G Kobe Bryant during Friday's win at Toronto. It was the 89th time Bryant has scored 40 or more points in his career.

9

Games the Lakers will play during their current road trip

QUOTABLE

"Make some shots."

Roger Mason Jr., on what the Wizards need to do to bounce back from Friday's home loss to Utah. The Wizards shot 37.8 percent and made only 3 of 19 three-point attempts.

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