The Lakers haven't won a game since Dec. 20 against the Rockets. They're on an eight-game skid and despite close losses the pressure of it is starting to mount. They could really use a win and the struggling Hornets are a great team to break a losing ...and more »
by Chris Barnewall
It's a busy Friday night in the association with 10 games to breakdown.
Let's get into it.
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Lonzo Ball expected back for skidding Lakers
The Lakers haven't won a game since Dec. 20 against the Rockets. They're on an eight-game skid and despite close losses the pressure of it is starting to mount. They could really use a win and the struggling Hornets are a great team to break a losing streak against. To make it even better for Los Angeles, Lonzo Ball is expected to return from a shoulder sprain after a six-game absence. He might be just the spark they need to get a win.
Lonzo Ball is probable for a return against the Hornets.
Andre Drummond will play vs the 76ers.
Marcus Morris will not play against the Timberwolves.
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