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Preview: Improving Lakers look to rebound against Utah Jazz

Preview: Improving Lakers look to rebound against Utah Jazz

On Sunday, the Lakers (8-30) host the Utah Jazz (16-20) at Staples Center.

The Jazz, fresh off their Saturday night win over the Miami Heat in Utah, will try to win their second in a row, while the Lakers attempt to stop a three-game losing streak.

D'Angelo Russell tried to play on Friday through an ankle injury, but only lasted roughly eight minutes.  Kobe Bryant (shoulder) and Russell are listed by the team as game-time decisions.

The Jazz have a long list of injuries, including Dante Exum (knee), who is out for the season, and Alec Burks (ankle), who could return near the All-Star break in February.

Derrick Favors (back) and Rodney Hood (ankle) may also...

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