LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers will start with the same team that suffered defeat to the San Antonio Spurs in the last outing for Friday night’s clash with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The NBA contest will take place at Staples Center.
Date: 10:30 PM ET, Friday, January 11, 2013
Place: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #75 Eric Dalen, #48 Scott Foster
Live TV Channel: ESPN, WatchESPN.com
With Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol both still out injured, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to continue with forward Earl Clark, who was very impressive when collecting a double/double against the Spurs and rookie center Robert Sacre in the first five.
The Lakers starting team is completed by Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash at guard and Metta World Peace at the forward.
Star point guard Russell Westbrook and leading forward Kevin Durant are amongst the starters for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Los Angeles Lakers Team: Kobe Bryant – G; Steve Nash – G; Metta World Peace – F; Earl Clark – F; Robert Sacre – C
Oklahoma City Thunder Team: Thabo Sefolosha – G; Russell Westbrook – G; Kevin Durant – F; Serge Ibaka – F; Kendrick Perkins – C