The Los Angeles Lakers begin defense of their back-to-back NBA titles tonight against the Houston Rockets. In edition to watching Laker players introduce one another as they collect their championship rings, fans at Staples Center will all be given yellow shirts with "back to back champions" on the front:
Here is a look at the probable starting lineups for tonight, plus an injury report for both teams:
Point Guard: Aaron Brooks
Shooting Guard: Kevin Martin
Small Forward: Shane Battier
Power Forward: Luis Scola
Center: Yao Ming
Chuck Hayes is nursing a sprained right ankle, and Kyle Lowry has back spasms for the Rockets
Point Guard: Derek Fisher
Shooting Guard: Kobe Bryant
Small Forward: Ron Artest
Power Forward: Lamar Odom
Center: Pau Gasol
In addition to Andrew Bynum, Luke Walton is out with a strained right hamstring. Derrick Caracter is probable with back spasms.
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