Blow for Rockets as Luc Mbah a Moute dislocates shoulder in no-bearing game against Lakers
Luc Mbah a Moute is a key rotation player for the Rockets, averaging 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game off the bench. AP

LOS ANGELES — Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute has dislocated his right shoulder in a meaningless game for the Western Conference leaders.

Mbah a Moute was injured during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

Mbah a Moute missed 15 games in December and January after dislocating his right shoulder during a fall, and it happened again on a dunk in traffic at Staples Center.

The Rockets (64-16) are locked into the top seed in the West playoffs with two games to play, but coach Mike D'Antoni kept his normal starting lineup and rotation for their penultimate regular-season game.

Mbah a Moute is a key rotation player for the Rockets, averaging 7.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game off the bench.

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