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Preview: Lakers hope to end slide in Orlando against Magic

Preview: Lakers hope to end slide in Orlando against Magic

The Lakers (1-6) hope to avoid a three-game losing streak Wednesday when they visit the Orlando Magic (3-5).

Kobe Bryant missed the Lakers' Tuesday night loss to the Miami Heat with a sore back.  He's questionable in Orlando.

The Magic have a young, talented roster with a new head coach in Scott Skiles.

The Lakers are struggling with a young, talented roster under Coach Byron Scott.

Center Nikola Vucevic and forward Jason Smith are both questionable with knee injuries.

Key matchup

Magic small forward Evan Fournier has been tremendous through his team's eight games, averaging 19.0 points on 47.5% shooting from the field and 38.8%...

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