Lakers Vs. Bucks: Lamar Odom Expected To Play With Bone Bruise; Ratliff Out

The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Milwaukee tonight looking to snap their two-game losing streak. The Lakers are beginning a three-game road trip that will also see them travel to Detroit and Minnesota. The Laker front line is getting thinner, as both Lamar Odom and Theo Ratliff had MRIs on Monday, with varying results. Here are tonight's probable starting lineups and busy injury reports for both teams:

Lakers

Point Guard: Derek Fisher

Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant

Small Forward: Ron Artest

Power Forward: Lamar Odom

Center: Pau Gasol

Odom is technically listed as questionable with a bone bruise in his right foot, but he is expected to start. Ratliff got worse news, is he will undergo arthroscopic surgery this week on his left knee, and he did not accompany the Lakers on their road trip. Steve Blake, who missed Sunday night's game with a stomach virus, is listed as day-to-day with the unpleasant-sounding gastroenteritis. Luke Walton is probable with a strained right hamstring.

Bucks

Point Guard: Brandon Jennings

Shooting Guard: John Salmons

Small Forward: Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

Power Forward: Drew Gooden

Center: Andrew Bogut

Outside of the long-term injuries to Michael Redd and 2010 draftee Darington Hobson, the Bucks have a few minor injuries. Carlos Delfino is day-to-day with a neck strain, and Chris Douglas-Roberts is day-to-day with an injury to his right eye.

Tonight's 5 p.m. game will be televised on KCAL.

For more Lakers news and analysis, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Silver Screen and Roll.

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