Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. gets concussion from tumble

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. will be sidelined for Los Angeles’ next game after incurring a concussion Sunday night.

Nance was hurt late in the first quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Phoenix Suns.

Nance was undercut by a diving P.J. Tucker while they chased a loose ball near midcourt. Nance tumbled to the court, stayed down for a long moment and got up slowly, heading to the locker room.

According to the NBA’s concussion protocol, Nance also must miss Tuesday’s game against Dallas.

Nance is averaging 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in his second NBA season for the Lakers, playing a valuable role off their bench. The son of former NBA player Larry Nance also has inherited his father’s reputation as a fearsome dunker.