Evan Fournier

Preview: Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

Preview: Lakers vs. Orlando Magic

The Lakers (11-25) host the Orlando Magic (13-25) on Friday night at Staples Center, two teams struggling in their respective conferences. 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. Ronnie Price, who broke his nose on Monday, is expected to play. The Lakers will be without Wesley Johnson (hip), Steve Nash (back), and Julius Randle (leg). Key matchup Tobias Harris, a restricted free agent this summer, has put together a very strong start to the season. Through 36 appearances, Harris is averaging a team best 18.1 points a game while shooting 47.4% from the field and 40.7% from three-point range. ...