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Preview: Struggling Lakers host inconsistent Sacramento Kings

Preview: Struggling Lakers host inconsistent Sacramento Kings

The Lakers (9-34) draw the Sacramento Kings (17-23) on Wednesday night at Staples Center.

While the Lakers are 10 games out of a playoff berth, the Kings are in 10th place but just a half game behind the Utah Jazz (18-23); also even with the ninth-place Portland Trail Blazers (19-25).

Sacramento has won two in a row but only half of their last 10.  The Lakers have dropped three straight, but have generally improved as a team over the last month.

Larry Nance Jr. is not expected to play with a sore knee. The Kings are without Eric Moreland (foot) and Duje Dukan (leg).

Key matchup

The Kings are led by forward/center DeMarcus Cousins, who is...

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