Charlotte, North Carolina (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers will look to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night when they take on the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Lakers will certainly start favourite as well, against a Bobcats team, which dropped all five of its road games, including the 122-95 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
LA Lakers (23-27) are 8-17 away from home.
Los Angeles coach Mike D’Antoni named an unchanged team for tonight’s NBA fixture against the Bobcats, which means that All-Star center Dwight Howard will start again tonight.
With Pau Gasol still out and is expected to be on the sidelines for 4-6 weeks, Earl Clark starts with Metta World Peace at the forward, while Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant are the starting guards.
Rookie forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is amongst the starters for the Charlotte Bobcats.
Lakers: Kemba Walker – G; Gerald Henderson – G; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – F; Hakim Warrick – F; Bismack Biyombo – C
Bobcats: Steve Nash – G; Kobe Bryant – G; Metta World Peace – F; Earl Clark – F; Dwight Howard – C