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Preview: Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies
Preview: Lakers at Memphis Grizzlies

The Lakers (16-44) hope to avoid a four-game losing streak as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies (43-17) on Friday night. The Grizzlies have serious championship aspirations this season and are arguably the best defensive team in the league. Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mike Conley have been joined recently by forward Jeff Green, acquired from the Boston Celtics in trade. Meanwhile, the Lakers are short-handed with Nick Young out with a knee injury, along with Ronnie Price (elbow), Kobe Bryant (shoulder), Julius Randle (knee) and Steve Nash (back), who are all done for the season. Vince Carter is questionable (foot) for the Grizzlies. Key matchup The Lakers originally selected...

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