The Credits: "The Change-Up"

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The Los Angeles Lakers take their show on the road with a few new faces. Ramon Sessions will play his first road games in a Lakers jersey, and fans everywhere hope it translates to improved play away from Staples Center. The Lakers enter tonight's contest on the heels of a disappointing home loss to Utah. Currently sitting 3rd in the West, behind San Antonio, the Lakers need to improve their road record if they are to take 2nd place and battle for the very important home-court advantage come playoff time.

For this trip to be sucessful, the Lakers have to minimize the turnovers and play better defense.

LAL’s coaches pride themselves on defense, so the fact that the Lakers have given up 100 points in three of the last four games, even while the offense has improved, does not sit well with Mike Brown. "That’s not who we are," he said. "We have to get back to committing to the defensive end of the floor and not giving up baskets the way that we have been. To have Utah shoot over 47 percent and score 103 points is mind-boggling for us.

It's really as simple as that. Early tip-off, 5pm PST.

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