At 14th in the West, the Lakers have lost nine of their last 12 games -- as have the Magic, currently in 13th place in the East.
With Johnson out, the Lakers don't have their best perimeter defender available against Harris, who may find
Coach Byron Scott started
Offensively, Bryant is looking to pass the ball after recognizing that his body can't take on every team single-handedly.
The Magic have held teams to just below 100 points a game (99.2). The Lakers need to put together a strong performance, without taking Orlando's record for granted.
The Magic have nine wins on the road and just four at home.
Right behind Harris in scoring is
The Magic also rely on guards
The Lakers have the chance to beat a fellow downtrodden team. After a poor showing on Wednesday against the Clippers, expect the Lakers to rebound against the Magic.