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Thursday's Lakers News: Short-handed roster can't compete with Warriors

Warriors avenge big loss to Lakers in equal fashion: In their first meeting this season, the Lakers didn’t just beat the Warriors, they dominated the Western Conference favorites. On Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, the Warriors exacted revenge with a dazzling display that left even the opposing coach awestruck. The Lakers lost, 149-106, in a game that was all but over by the end of the first quarter. -- Los Angeles Times

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell expected to miss at least two weeks after treatment on knee: Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell is expected to miss at least two weeks after having a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday in his left knee. Russell missed two of the Lakers’ last three games with what the team termed a “sore knee.” He sat out Friday against the San Antonio Spurs. -- Los Angeles Times

Short-handed Lakers are overwhelmed in 149-106 loss to Warriors: The afternoon started off pleasantly as Lakers coach Luke Walton caught up with Warriors coach Steve Kerr about their personal lives and their basketball teams. The nostalgia kicked in when Walton received a warm ovation during lineup introductions to commemorate his two seasons as an assistant coach in Oakland. -- The Orange County Register

Lakers D'Angelo Russell to miss at least 2 weeks after receiving PRP injection for sore left knee: The Lakers will somehow try to figure out how to grow their young core without one of their signature players for at least the next two weeks. The Lakers (8-7) ruled out second-year point guard D’Angelo Russell for at least that amount of time after he had a non-invasive platelet-rich plasma injection on Wednesday to treat persisting soreness in his left knee. The Lakers plan to reevaluate Russell’s progress in a week. -- The Orange County Register