Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
The Lakers will no longer have the luxury of playing bottom feeders as Pau Gasol tries to get back into the flow. Meanwhile, the Clippers will look to continue their winning streak.
The Clippers will host the Sacramento Kings on Friday at 7:30 p.m. PT and the Phoenix Suns on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PT. The Clippers have won 11 straight games after losing four straight. Their last loss came to the New Orleans Hornets on Nov. 26. The Kings are 8-17 and have lost five of their last six games, while the Suns are 11-15. The Suns are currently on a streak of their own, having won four straight games.
The Lakers face the Golden State Warriors on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT. The Warriors are 17-9 and have won nine of their last 11 games. It will be a test for the Lakers as they re-acclimate Pau Gasol to the lineup and try to get back to .500. The Lakers are still awaiting the return of Steve Nash.
On Friday, the Chicago Bulls visit the New York Knicks as the marquee matchup of the evening. On Saturday, the Utah Jazz travel to take on the Miami Heat, the Atlanta Hawks host the Bulls and the Memphis Grizzlies take on the Houston Rockets in Houston. On Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves face the Knicks in Madison Square Garden and the Philadelphia 76ers head to Brooklyn to face the Nets.
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