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Lakers vs. Thunder: Start time, TV schedule and game preview

No Lonzo is a big problem for the Lakers.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to look like a completely defeated team while on the court without Lonzo Ball, and they’ll have to try and turn that around once again when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ball has been ruled out for the second game in a row with knee soreness, which is bad news for the purple and gold.

The Lakers have gone 0-7 in outings without Ball, which is about all of the #AdvancedStats you need to start drawing conclusions about the probabilities of a Lakers win on the road Wednesday afternoon.

The Thunder are on a two-game winning streak after dropping three in a row. Russell Westbrook is close to averaging a triple-double, continuing to be the clear leader of the franchise as Paul George rides shotgun. George is averaging 3.1 points under his career-high in points per game, but he’s having a lights out season from beyond the arc. He’s not only attempting a career-high 7.2 attempts per game from outside, and shooting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Anyone know a team that could use a dominant two-way player with a three-point shot on the wings?

Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr. are both listed as probable, and it seems likely they’ll both be on the floor in Oklahoma City. The Lakers need all hands on deck if Ball is out, and even that may not be enough with how poorly they’ve performed without him.

With that said... enjoy the game, you loyal fans. Game 43 is on the way.

Time: 5 p.m. PT

TV: ESPN, FSOK, Spectrum SportsNet

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