Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Preview, Analysis and Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers put their 10-14 record against the Philadelphia 76ers, who come into this one standing just above .500 at 12-11.

With the Lakers riding high after a win against the Washington Wizards, they're hoping to finish off their road trip on a high point with a legitimate winning streak before they slink their way back to Los Angeles to fight their way back to .500.

The Lakers have surely struggled, but they came out looking restless and ready to win against the Wizards after two rough losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks.

We'll see if they've still got a bit of fire in their bellies to carry over to tonight's game as Philadelphia comes off two straight losses.


Time: 6:00 EST

TV: NBA League Pass

Records: Los Angeles Lakers (10-14), Philadelphia 76ers (12-11)

Betting Line: Los Angeles -3.5

Injury Reports: Jrue Holiday, Questionable (Sprained Foot), Royal Ivey, Questionable (Strep Throat), Andrew Bynum, Out (Knees), Jordan Hill, Questionable (Back Spasms), Steve Nash, Out (Fractured Fibula), Pau Gasol, Out (Knee Tendinitis), Steve Blake, Out (Abdominal Surgery)


Key Storyline: Injuries Abound

Normally I wouldn't be one to fret over injuries leading up to a game, but if you bought tickets to this one at the beginning of the season with the anticipation of seeing a barn-burner with some of the league's best players, you're going to be sorely disappointed.

Not only are the Lakers without Gasol and Nash, two guys who have been out for a bit, but they could also be missing Jordan Hill, a big supplier of energy to the team. And not only is Philadelphia without Andrew Bynum, another long-time injured fellow, but they could be without Jrue Holiday, one of the league's most improved young players.

There's some hope that Holiday could play today after missing Philadelphia...

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