Lakers Vs. Jazz Starting Lineups: Pau Gasol, Josh McRoberts Expected To Start Despite Injuries

The Los Angeles Lakers return home to Staples Center on Tuesday night, looking for their first win of the season hosting the Utah Jazz. Playing their third game in three nights to open the season, forwards Pau Gasol and Josh McRoberts are expected to start despite minor injuries.

McRoberts left Monday's loss in Sacramento in the third quarter with a sprained left big toe one day after spraining his left thumb against Chicago, but is expected to play Tuesday night per Brian Kamenetzky of ESPN LA. In addition, Gasol has a sprained right shoulder but it isn't expected to keep him out of the lineup.

Utah is playing its first game of the season, the first of two road games in two nights as they travel to Denver to play the Nuggets on Wednesday. Here are the probable starters for Tuesday's game:

Jazz (0-0)

Point Guard: Devin Harris

Shooting Guard: Raja Bell

Small Forward: Gordon Hayward

Power Forward: Derrick Favors

Center: Al Jefferson

Lakers (0-2)

Point Guard: Derek Fisher

Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant

Small Forward: Devin Ebanks

Power Forward: Josh McRoberts

Center: Pau Gasol

Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. PST game will be televised by TNT. For more Lakers news and information, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.

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