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Jordan Farmar cleared to play against Miami Heat

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The Lakers received good injury news and expect Jordan Farmar to return from a hamstring tear.

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The Los Angeles Lakers reexamined point guard Jordan Farmar's hamstring injury and the ultrasound revealed he has completely healed. Team doctor's have cleared Farmar to return to the team's lineup, the Lakers officially announced via Twitter. Los Angeles hosts the Miami Heat on Wednesday in their annual Christmas Day game.

Farmar's return comes at a crucial time for the Lakers. who have been playing without a point guard since Steve Blake suffered a torn ligament in his elbow. Kobe Bryant filled in at point guard in the six games he played prior to fracturing his knee, and Xavier Henry has started since Bryant's injury.

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The Lakers also signed 2012 first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall out of the D-League to address their lack of depth at the position, though he's played minimally in the two games the team has played since signing him. Farmar has come off the bench in all 18 games he's played since returning to the Lakers this summer. He's averaged 9.2 points and 4.4 assists per game while shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc.

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