Orlando has lost 10 consecutive games, firing their head coach,
Meanwhile, the Lakers have struggled in their own right, losing 11 of their last 12.
The Lakers will play without
The Magic have one of the better young centers in the league in
The Lakers could be at a disadvantage without Hill, but they'll try to slow Vucevic with
Davis collected a career-high 20 rebounds on Wednesday in a loss to the
Offensively, Carlos Boozer is the team's most reliable scorer at a power position, coming off a 28-point effort against Milwaukee.
The Lakers also need to deal with guard
Rookie Elfrid Payton has begun to blossom as the team's point guard, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 assists.
The Lakers start rookie
Perhaps the coaching change will inspire the Magic, but the Lakers have a real shot to win a game they shouldn't.