Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace had his knee
drained prior to Game 3, and his play was clearly impacted by the procedure. In
speaking with reporters – including Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles – after the
game, World Peace referred to himself as the “weak link” and said that he “probably”
will not play in Sunday’s Game 4 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.
"I wasn't effective," World Peace said. "There's no sense when we got guys that can win, why not let them win. We'll win Sunday, then I'll be better and then go to San Antonio [for Game 5 on Tuesday] and I'll be really good that day."