Up next for the Lakers: Sunday vs. Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler defends Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
(Kamil Krzaczynski / EPA)

When: 12:30 PST

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 32-31, Bulls 35-27.

Record vs. Bulls: 0-1.

Update: The Bulls did the Lakers a favor Friday by beating Utah, 89-88. A Lakers win today would move them ahead of the Jazz for eighth place in the West. Chicago beat the Lakers in January, 95-83, as Dwight Howard took only five shots, making two, and Kobe Bryant made only seven of 22 shots. Bulls guard Derrick Rose has begun practicing but hasn’t returned after sustaining a torn ACL in his left knee last April.

—Mike Bresnahan