Injuries defined the Lakers' regular season. Now the team is decimated, trying to challenge the 58-24 San Antonio Spurs with a skeleton crew.
"We've been murdered by injuries," said Pau Gasol. "It's tough to overcome that."
Coach Mike D'Antoni relied on Andrew Goudelock for almost 41 minutes -- a player who wasn't even on the team a couple of weeks ago.
Darius Morris wasn't in the rotation before the Lakers lost guard after guard after guard.
"These guys are learning, but they got to learn on the fly," said Dwight Howard. "I think Darius and Andrew came in and played real well."
Kobe Bryant (Achilles) and Steve Blake (hamstring) are out. Steve Nash (hip/hamstring) and Jodie Meeks (high-ankle sprain) are questionable for Sunday's Game 4. Metta World Peace (knee) may also sit the next one.