Shootaround Report: Lakers Look To Start Home Stand With A Win

Shootaround Report: Lakers Look To Start Home Stand With A Win


Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Losing to the Utah Jazz, a team that is at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, was not something the Lakers took lightly. Tonight, the Lakers are back at home and will be taking on the Philadelphia 76ers who are currently sitting just above last place in the Eastern Conference standings. The 76ers have been unsuccessful on the road to say the least, having only won one of their road games so far this season.

The Lakers will once again be without Pau Gasol, who continues to be suffering from an upper-respiratory infection, for the second consecutive game. Chris Kaman, who suffered an ankle injury in the loss against the Utah Jazz, is a game-time decision, but is expected to be available tonight. With both big men dealing with injuries, Jordan Hill is likely to start at center, making it the 16th different starting lineup Mike D’Antoni has used this season. The Lakers can snap their season-high four game losing streak with a win tonight, and improve their home record to 8-7.

-For a preview of tonight’s game click here

-Read about Pau Gasol by clicking here

-Read about Nick Young’s thoughts on former Laker Andrew Bynum here

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  • meep

    why does willams keep starting what has he done to earn it? he not a great shooter he doesnt rebound much, only good thing he does he a ok defender. why not just take a risk with kelly it not like much else is working. lakers need wins so it time to take risk and also play marshall!!!!!

    • meep

      why doesnt coach see how the ball movement not as good when farmar goes to the bench. what good is it to have 2 true PGs and we dont use both. Henry is not a PG!!!

      • C*HarrisTHEboss

        Yea – anybody who thought X could be a distributor is a fool.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Really bad times for the Lakers concerning the injuries.Man this is rough.

  • Lafonda

    The Lakers are bad as in stanky ass bad.

  • WompWomp

    Ya the Lakers are the worst they can be.Under the radar for sure losing games.

  • Al Haldie

    Nick: u are not the only person out ther on the court there are 4 more guys , last nite u could not hIt your ass with ur on hand–the ball stops there when u get it-u were much better when u passed the ball… MEEKS was 4/6 in 3’s and he was not touching the ball untill the last shot of the game with no time left—wake up ur not KOBE…

  • Barry Bunes

    They did not win. The problem is that they don’t need swagger…they need a machine