Denver’s Linas Kleiza is expected to start today even though he suffered a hyper-extended left elbow at the end of the first half in Game 2. The injury to his shooting elbow clearly limited Kleiza during the second half of that game and reports are that it’s still bothering him today.
Phil Jackson doesn’t see a reason to alter the gameplan because of this. “We’ll approach the game like he’s 100% and see how it goes from there. I noticed he didn’t shoot the ball much the second half, obviously it was bothering him.”
Kleiza torched the Lakers in Game 1 for 23-points on 9/13 shooting.