NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A.C. Green and Byron Scott scored 20 points each Tuesday night as the Lakers overpowered the New Jersey Nets, 129-106, in a National Basketball Assn. exhibition game played before a capacity crowd of 15,626 at Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of Vanderbilt University.
Seven players scored in double figures as the defending NBA champion Lakers raised their preseason record to 5-0. They are the only team with a perfect record in the preseason. The Nets fell to 1-4.
The Lakers, playing without Magic Johnson for the third time in their five games, received a scare midway through the first quarter when starting forward James Worthy injured his ankle.
Worthy was taken to the Vanderbilt Medical Center for precautionary X-rays, which showed no fracture, according to a Laker spokesman.
Worthy suffered a twisted left ankle, the spokesman said, adding that Worthy's status for tonight's game against the Nets in Pittsburgh, would be determined at game time.