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Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Jordan Hill all sidelined for reeling Los Angeles Lakers

  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, of Spain, goes down after being hit in the face by Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 112-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

  • Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, left, knocks the ball from the hands of Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 112-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, of Spain, is tended to by trainer Gary Vitti after being hit in the face by Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee during the second half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Nuggets won 112-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

  • Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard defends during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

  • Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, shoots over Denver Nuggets' Kosta Koufos during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill all will miss the Los Angeles Lakers' upcoming road trip with injuries, leaving the struggling club without its top three big men.

Howard has a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and Gasol has a concussion after taking an elbow in the face late in Sunday night's loss to Denver. Hill, a key backup to both starting big men, has a right hip injury.

Howard says he won't need surgery, but will sit out for at least a week until his injury is re-evaluated. The Lakers have four games in six days starting Tuesday in Houston.

The Lakers say Gasol and Howard are both out indefinitely.

Hill will be examined by team doctors later Monday.

The star-studded Lakers (15-18) have lost three straight.