Lakers honor Dr. Jerry Buss in team photo

In honor of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, the Lakers left an empty seat between Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Buss died Feb. 18 from an undisclosed form of cancer.

Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 13, 2013

Currently eighth in the West and a game and a half over the ninth-place Jazz, the Lakers host the Washington Wizards on Friday.

Coach Mike D'Antoni confirmed Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol will be back in the lineup Friday. With both returning, it will mark just the second game of the season that D'Antoni will have his entire roster intact, with the exception of Jordan Hill, who is out after undergoing hip surgery in January.

-Eric Pincus

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