Thunder center Nerlens Noel late scratch against Lakers
Nerlens Noel was a late scratch for the Thunder before its 7 p.m. Friday game against the Lakers, a team spokesman said. The backup center is dealing with an illness.
Noel is averaging 7.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
Mike Muscala will serve as OKC's backup center to Steven Adams.