Up next for Lakers: Thursday at Chicago

The Lakers play host to budding star Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day

When: 5 PST.

Where: United Center.

On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 9-19; Bulls 19-9.

Record vs. Bulls (2013-14): 0-2.

Update: Juggling a variety of injuries, the Bulls have won four consecutive games and are in fourth in the Eastern Conference. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler is enjoying a breakout year, averaging 21.7 points in his fourth NBA season.

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