Shootaround Report: Lakers Look To Snap Losing Streak

Shootaround Report: Lakers Look To Snap Losing Streak


After a valiant effort in the loss against the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat on Christmas Day, the Lakers are on the road taking on the Utah Jazz, a team that has had a tough time winning at home this season. The Lakers will once again be without the services of Pau Gasol due to a respiratory infection that caused him to sit out in the loss against the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 21. Gasol, listed as day-to-day, played 29 minutes against the Heat and finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jordan Farmar will continue to start at point guard after playing his first game on Christmas Day since going down with a left hamstring tear on Dec. 1.

With a shorthanded roster, Mike D’Antoni has had to look at different options, including the Lakers’ 48th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Ryan Kelly, who has worked his way into the rotation after playing a career-high 17 minutes on Christmas Day. The Lakers have lost their last three games and look to get back on track with a win tonight to avoid a season-high four game losing streak.

-For a preview of tonight’s game click here

-Read about Ryan Kelly’s improvement here

-For more on Kobe and his return click here

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    If Lakers were at full strength i would love to see this lineup this season.

    PG Steve Nash
    SG Steve Blake
    SF Kobe Bryant
    PF Jordan Hill
    C Pau Gasol

    Second Unit
    Nick Young
    Jodie Meeks
    Jordan Farmar
    Xavier Henry
    Chris Kaman
    Shawne Williams
    Kendall Marshall

    • Apex

      I think that’s an all around good looking team, and with the bench we have, could and would go deep in playoffs. But we gotta make the playoffs first….

      • LakersHeatBeef


  • LakersHeatBeef

    Come on Lakers lets get the win this is the easiest team to beat in the NBA.

  • Delafontain

    Instead of snapping the losing streak, they extended it with an embarrassing loss at home from the 76-ers.I won’t wonder, if the Bucks do the same tomorrow.Nick Yong is posting over 20 points a game in the last 6 games, but his play is horrible at time. He keeps the ball too long in his hands. His shooting percentage is not good. His turnovers and foul trouble ratio is growing very fast. The coaching staff should tell him to come down a little bit and to play more of a team basketball.