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Lakers center Bynum out at least 8 weeks

January 15, 2008

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— Andrew Bynum, a big factor in the Los Angeles Lakers' strong start, will be out at least eight weeks because of an injured left knee.

MRI tests and an examination Monday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo revealed Bynum had temporarily dislocated his kneecap and suffered a bone bruise.

Bynum is expected to make a full recovery, the Lakers said in a news release.

Marbury to miss 2 more

New York - Stephon Marbury will miss at least two more games and could require surgery on his left ankle. Marbury went after practice Monday to see specialist Dr. William Hamilton, who found inflammation around a chronically fractured bone spur.

Cavaliers give coach two-year extension

Cleveland - The Cavaliers have struggled to stay on top of the Eastern Conference after coach Mike Brown helped take the team to its first NBA finals last season.

Team owner Dan Gilbert showed his support for Brown hasn't wavered by giving him a two-year contract extension Monday that will keep him with the club through the 2010-11 season.

"This is a way for us to show him that we believe in him," general manager Danny Ferry said.

No Nene for Nuggets

Charlotte, N.C. - The Denver Nuggets remained mum Monday on the medical condition that has sidelined Nene. Coach George Karl indicated they are preparing to be without him for some time. The Brazilian forward took an indefinite leave of absence Friday.

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