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Preview: Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Preview: Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

The Lakers start the final month of the season Wednesday, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans (39-34) at Staples Center. The game comes after a five-game road trip ending with an overtime win in Philadelphia over the 76ers. The Pelicans are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference, with hopes they'll be able to catch the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-32) for the final playoff berth in the conference. For the Lakers, Jeremy Lin is still listed as questionable with an upper respiratory infection. They'll also play without Nick Young (knee), along with Ronnie Price (elbow), Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Julius Randle (knee) and Steve Nash (back), who are all done for the...