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Preview: Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Preview: Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

The Lakers (5-15) return home to host the New Orleans Pelicans (8-10) on Sunday night after a three-game road trip. Coach Byron Scott vowed to change the team's starting lineup after a loss in Boston on Friday, although he didn't specify which starter, or starters, would be benched. The Pelicans beat the Lakers by seven points in mid-November, led by Anthony Davis with 25 points and 12 rebounds on 12-of-16 shooting.  Davis also dominated defensively, blocking six shots. All five Lakers' starters scored in double figures, led by Kobe Bryant's 33, but it wasn't enough for the victory.  The Pelicans lost at Staples Center on Saturday night to the...

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