Billy Donovan

Preview: Kobe-less Lakers vs. Thunder

Preview: Kobe-less Lakers vs. Thunder

The Lakers (4-22) are on the road Saturday for their ninth game away from Staples Center over their last 11 contests.  They'll visit the dangerous Oklahoma City Thunder (17-9), the third-best team in the Western Conference.

The Thunder are gradually learning how to play under first-year Coach Billy Donovan, winning seven of their last 10.

Meanwhile, the Lakers have only four wins this season, although they recently defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, one of the bottom three teams in the East.

Kobe Bryant will sit out because of a sore shoulder. There’s a chance Oklahoma City reserve Anthony Morrow might miss the game for personal reasons.

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