After sitting out the Lakers' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday to rest, Kobe Bryant is expected to play on Friday night at Staples Center as the Lakers (2-9) host the Toronto Raptors (7-6).
Toronto is one of 11 teams in the Eastern Conference with at least a .500 record, but are currently slotted in ninth place.
The Lakers are struggling to put together four complete quarters of basketball this season.
The Raptors are without Terrence Ross (thumb). The Lakers had no injuries to report.
Point guard Kyle Lowry drives the Toronto offense.
The veteran is averaging 20.3 points and 6.3 assists...