After seven-straight losses, the Lakers finally got a win on Sunday over the
The Lakers will play without
The team will also miss
Utah just beat the San Antonio Spurs, and while they aren't likely to be a playoff team this year, the Jazz boast a competitive squad.
Through 15 games in January, Gobert averaged 9.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.1 rebounds. Those numbers have dipped slightly in February to 6.8, 8.5 and 2.8, respectively -- but he's a presence the Lakers are going to have to respect.
The Jazz recently traded
Of course Boozer isn't nearly the same force defensively, and the Lakers in general this season have struggled to stop other teams from scoring.
The Lakers will need significant support from
Over the past two games, Lin is averaging 21.5 points and four assists a game while shooting 16 for 24 from the field (66.7%).
The Lakers will have a difficult time, short-handed on the road against the Jazz on Wednesday night.