On Thursday, the Lakers lost to the
The Jazz are without Alex Burks (shoulder). The Lakers are also missing
Both teams have lost three straight.
The Jazz are built around guard/forward
Hayward is a threat as a scorer (18.9 points a game) and playmaker (4.0 assists). He's shooting 45.0% from the field and 36.5% from three-point range.
Favors is at 16.2 points with 8.6 rebounds, while shooting 55.55 from the field.
The Lakers will need to focus their perimeter defenders on Haywood while the big guys deal with Favors.
After a difficult start to the season, point guard
That's a jump from December, when Burke shot just 37.1%.
The Lakers need big performances from point guards Jeremy Lin and
At full strength, with Bryant and not on the second night of a back-to-back, the Lakers might be the pick.