Lakers’ Mozgov missing game against Hawks with eye contusion

Lakers’ Mozgov missing game against Hawks with eye contusion

ATLANTA (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers are without injured center Timofey Mozgov for Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Mozgov suffered a left eye contusion Tuesday night in a loss at Indiana.

Rookie Ivica Zubac of Croatia will make his NBA debut as the fill-in starter for Mozgov. Zubac, 19, will face a challenging matchup against Hawks veteran center Dwight Howard.

The Lakers said results were inconclusive from a CT scan on Mozgov to find possible additional injuries. Mozgov will have additional tests and will be examined by team doctors on Thursday when the team returns to Los Angeles.

The 7-foot-1 Mozgov, from Russia, is averaging 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds.

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