Somehow though, the Cavaliers have the same record as the Lakers through 48 games, 16-32.
Injuries have defined the season for the Lakers, who just got
Blake suffered a punctured ear drum on Tuesday but was able to finish the game.
Voted in as an all-star starter in the Eastern Conference, Irving is an extremely difficult cover.
Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, he hasn't been able to carry the team to many wins.
The Lakers may start Blake or Farmar at the point, or perhaps
Nash is expected to have the night off with the Lakers playing on consecutive days.
None of the available Lakers point guards are going to match Irving's scoring output. The best they can hope for is high assist numbers while giving an effort defensively (not a Lakers strength this season).
With a team-high 27 points, Deng helped Cleveland get 120-118 win over the Lakers on a Jan. 14.
The Lakers have relied on
The Lakers on the floor will do their best to win. Coach
That said, the Lakers are competing with the Cavaliers in the lottery ball chase. Additionally, the
A loss for the Lakers would be a solid step toward a higher pick in the 2014