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The LA Lakers (11-25) host the Orlando Magic (13-25) tonight at the STAPLES Center. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm PST.

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Tonight, the Lakers will play a game that will have some serious implications when it comes to the "tankathon". For those fans against tanking, they will see this as a game we should probably win. But for those who are watching the draft order, they will see this game as a must lose. The Magic are the team that is currently right above the Lakers in the draft order. This game could make a big difference in June when the draft lottery takes place. The Lakers will be without Kobe Bryant (rest), Wesley Johnson (hip flexor), as well as Steve Nash and Julius Randle, who have been ruled out for the season. For a more in depth summary of tonight's game, check out the preview: Magic @ Lakers Preview. Here are tonight's projected starters:

Los Angeles Lakers Orlando Magic
PG Ronnie Price Elfrid Payton
SG Wayne Ellington Victor Oladipo
SF Ryan Kelly Tobias Harris
PF Ed Davis Kyle O'Quinn
C Jordan Hill Nikola Vucevic

Your drinking triggers for tonight include anyone mentioning:

  • Byron Scott calling the Lakers soft.
  • Ronnie Price's broken nose.
  • The Magic & Lakers trade involving Dwight Howard.
  • The Lakers supposed interest in Tobias Harris next year.
  • The draft lottery.

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Now, have at it.

LET'S GO LAKERS!

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