Tonight, the LA Lakers will begin their 2014 regular season against the Houston Rockets. We finally get to see Kobe Bryant back on the court in a game that actually matters. The Rockets are sporting a fully healthy roster, while the Lakers will be without Nick Young (thumb surgery), Ryan Kelly (hamstring strain), Ronnie Price (knee contusion), Wayne Ellington (concussion) & Steve Nash, who has been ruled out for the season. For a more in depth summary of tonight's match up, check out the game preview: Lakers vs Rockets Preview. Here are tonight's projected starters:
|PG|| Jeremy Lin ||Patrick Beverley|
|SG||Kobe Bryant|| James Harden |
|SF||Wesley Johnson|| Trevor Ariza |
|PF||Carlos Boozer|| Terrence Jones |
|C|| Jordan Hill || Dwight Howard |
Your drinking triggers for tonight include anyone mentioning:
Jeremy Lin facing his former team.
Dwight Howard & Trevor Ariza facing their former team.
Steve Nash being out for the season.
Xavier Henry being available for tonight's game.
Kobe's first regular season game since 2013.
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Now, have at it.
LET'S GO LAKERS!
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