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Preview: Lakers visit Cleveland Cavaliers before All-Star break

Preview: Lakers visit Cleveland Cavaliers before All-Star break

While the Lakers have lost two straight, they've been competitive in defeat to the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers.

On Wednesday, the Lakers (11-43) will play one final game before the All-Star break, visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers (37-14).

Cleveland has won two in a row, slowly adjusting to the coaching change with former Lakers guard Tyronn Lue promoted upon the firing of David Blatt.

The Cavs are mostly healthy, although Matthew Dellavedova has been dealing with a hamstring strain.

The Lakers will be without Larry Nance Jr. (knee), while Kobe Bryant (shoulder) is questionable, Roy Hibbert (ankle) is probable and Anthony Brown (ankle) is...

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