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Lakers to host surging Indiana Pacers tonight

Lakers to host surging Indiana Pacers tonight

The Lakers (2-13) will play their second game in as many days when they host the Indiana Pacers (10-5) Sunday night after losing to the Trail Blazers (7-10) in Portland on Saturday.

Coach Byron Scott and veteran All-Star Kobe Bryant have yet to decide on Bryant's status for the Pacers, after he played 34 minutes in Portland.

The Lakers will be without Lou Williams, who is with family after the death of his grandfather.

Rookie Myles Turner (thumb) is unavailable for Indiana.

The Pacers have won four straight and eight of 10 to climb into second place in the Eastern Conference, tied with the Miami Heat behind the 13-4 Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Lakers have lost...