The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to snap their five-game losing streak Tuesday night at Staples Center, and they are receiving some help from the San Antonio Spurs. Coach Gregg Popovich is resting his stars Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili tonight. The Spurs have the top seed in the Western Conference locked up already.
The Lakers have a magic number of two to clinch the No. 2 seed in the West. The Lakers will be without Steve Blake, who has the chickenpox, and Matt Barnes, who has right knee soreness. Here are tonight's starting lineups:
- Point Guard: George Hill
- Shooting Guard: Gary Neal
- Small Forward: Richard Jefferson
- Power Forward: Tiago Splitter
- Center: DeJuan Blair
- Point Guard: Derek Fisher
- Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
- Small Forward: Ron Artest
- Power Forward: Pau Gasol
- Center: Andrew Bynum
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