Lakers forward Nance has 'probable fracture' in right hand

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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers say forward Larry Nance Jr. has a ''probable fracture'' is in right hand.

Nance played Thursday in an 88-80 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League, getting injured with only seconds remaining.

The Lakers say X-rays taken after the game show a ''probable fracture.'' They say Nance will return to Los Angeles to be examined by a hand specialist on Friday.

Jesse Mermuys, the team's coach in the summer league, says in a story posted on the Lakers website that ''if it's not great news, he's a great kid and a hard worker. He'll be back sooner than whatever they say.''