Shootaround Report: Lakers Begin Three-Game Home Stand Against Rockets
After Sunday’s 120-97 loss to the the Clippers, the Lakers have now lost four straight games. With the season coming to an end, the Lakers will have a chance to spoil another playoff contending team in the Western Conference standings, the Houston Rockets.
Houston is still waiting on their starting center Dwight Howard to return from an ankle injury. Filling in for the former Laker center is Omer Asik, who’s been averaging 9.2 points and 13.6 rebounds over Houston’s past five games.
With Kent Bazemore and Xavier Henry out for the rest of the season, the Lakers will have Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash back tonight.
Kendall Marshall, Jodie Meeks, Wesley Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Jordan Hill will start.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 8, 2014
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With the Lakers looking to win and win now, Luol Deng is “definitely” on their radar. Wouldn’t mind this signing. http://t.co/0RZhdeRvls
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) April 8, 2014
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D'Antoni to @jillpainter on if he deserves to coach LAL next season:“It’s not up to me to feel any way. I just try to do the best job I can"
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 8, 2014
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