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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Lakers forward Matt Barnes will miss “several weeks” after spraining his right knee during Los Angeles’ game against the New Orleans Hornets according to LAtimes.

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Barnes was hurt in the first half Friday night.

MRI on Saturday determined the extent of the injury.

Barnes had two points in 10 minutes during the first half, but checked out with 5:22 left in the second quarter.

Barnes is averaging 7.5 points and 4.9 rebounds in his first season with the Lakers, who led New Orleans 51-46 at halftime.

In the fourth quarter, Steve Blake had to leave the game after spraining his ankle. He is expected to play against the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

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