Lakers G Magic Johnson will miss tonight's game in Seattle because of a sprained middle finger on his right hand.
Listed as day-to-day and wearing a protective splint, Johnson didn't play in the Lakers' victory over Golden State Sunday night. Larry Drew started for him and had 14 assists in 21 minutes.
Golden State G Sarunas Marciulionis sprained his left knee in that Sunday game, has gone on the injured list, and the Warriors are replacing him with G Larry Robinson, the rookie who began with the Bullets, including an opening-game start. With Marciulonis likely to miss about two weeks, Robinson (6.7 ppg in 10 games before Washington waived him Dec. 10) comes in on a 10-day contract.
Miami placed C Rony Seikaly (right knee damage, out an expected two to three weeks) on the injured list and re-signed 7-foot-2 Alan Ogg to a 10-day contract. Ogg, originally signed by Miami as a free agent Aug. 16, was on the injured list with periostitis, an inflammation of connective bone tissue, until the Heat waived him Dec. 3.
The length of Wilt Chamberlain's tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers was incorrectly stated in yesterday's editions. He played 14 years in the NBA, 3 1/2 with the 76ers.