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Injury Report: Lou Williams Out

SAN DIEGO — Lou Williams will not play in Saturday’s exhibition against Golden State due to a sore groin. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year tweaked it in practice, though the team does not fear it to be a serious injury.

“If it were regular season, he could play,” head coach Byron Scott said. “At this particular time, the last thing we need is one of our best players not being ready for (the season opener). I’ll probably give him the night off and (practice) tomorrow off.”

Williams, who has averaged a team-best 16.4 points per game in 25.3 minutes this preseason, joins Kobe Bryant and Marcelo Huertas on the list of injured Lakers.

Bryant (lower-leg contusion) will also not play against the Warriors, while Huertas (strained hamstring) is listed as probable.

Bryant has been LA’s second-leading scorer this preseason (13.0 ppg), leaving Julius Randle (12.8) and Jordan Clarkson (11.8) as the likely candidates to fill the offensive void left by him and Williams.