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Cleveland Cavaliers (11-25, 7th Place)
at
Los Angeles Lakers (22-11, 2nd Place)

Can the Lakers win 2 straight?


Monday, Jan. 12
7:00 pm
vs. Cavaliers
TV: TNT
Radio: KLAC-AM 570/KWKW-AM 1330


KoKobe Bryant and the Lakers host LeBron James and Cleveland next.

Probable Lineups:


Payton, Medvedenko, Grant, Bryant, George
vs.

James, Boozer, Ilgauskas, Brown, Williams
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Grant might not play due to family emergency

Frontcourt Gets Even Thinner

Jackson also said that power forward Horace Grant had left the club to tend to his ailing father.
Grant notified the Lakers on Sunday morning that he'd left Los Angeles, according to Jackson. John Black, team spokesman, said he thought Grant had gone to Atlanta after receiving a telephone call from his sister that their father was taken to an Atlanta-area emergency room.

It is, then, fortuitous for the Lakers that 6-foot-11 Jamal Sampson, 6-8 Luke Walton and 6-9 Brian Cook have been getting playing time lately, because the Lakers' starting frontcourt against the Cavaliers could be 6-8 Devean George at small forward, 6-10 Slava Medvedenko at power forward and Sampson at center. The Cavaliers start 6-9 Carlos Boozer, 6-8 Eric Williams and 7-3 Zydrunas Ilgauskas across the front.
Include Gary Payton's sinus ailment — he sat out Saturday and practiced Sunday, but Jackson did not believe he felt well — and the Lakers could have only nine players tonight. The prospect has forced Jackson to consider a glance at the rosters of the National Basketball Development League, if only for 10-day reinforcements, though his expectations for that are low.

"We're probably going to have to sit down and talk about that a little bit," he said.
Well we might get to see the Slava, Cook, Sampson rotation
 

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If you guys wouldn't mind murdering Lebron to soften him up for us tomorrow, I WOULD BE VERY THANKFUL
 

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Originally posted by <b>Marcus13</b>!
If you guys wouldn't mind murdering Lebron to soften him up for us tomorrow, I WOULD BE VERY THANKFUL
We'll try :)

BTW, if anyone wants me to do pbp tonight.. let me know.. and if I do would anyone be here?
 

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I'll miss the first half of this game because of an away basketball game my team is playing tonight.

But I'll get home ASAP and strap on my seatbelt for the 2nd half!:yes:
 

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Good luck tonight Dam (Thats if your on the team, lol)

I might go ahead and do pbp for a while even if nobody is around.. :laugh:
 

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Brian, do pbp! :yes:

I'll be in school, and i'll have access to the computer, and it'd be nice to read some pbp about the game.
 

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Point Spread, -8 1/2???

My paper here in Jersey has the Lakers as a 8.5 favorite. How can this be. I would be suprised if the Lakers cover. I know the Cavs are a bad road team, and the Lakers have been good at home (mostly with at least 3 of the fab 4), but I see James getting up for this game and Kobe taking too many shots trying to teach him a lesson, and the game going down to the final minute(if the Lakers are to win). This could be a big W tonight, because if Shaq and Malone are still out for the next 2, I don't see them winning.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Brian34Cook</b>!
Actually I changed my mind :laugh:
That... is... so... evil...
 

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Down 12-4 early

George: 0-4
Grant: 0-2
Payton: 0-3, 2 pts
Cook: 1-2, 2 Pts, 1 Board
Kobe: 0-0, 0 Pts, 1 Board
 

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Devean George stinks. He is no better. Jemel, I know you like him, but he is horrible.

He looked good w/ Shaq and Malone, but the guy couldn't create for himself if his life depended on it.
 

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No he isn't, he is capable of making those shots. I don't know why you waited 30 games into the season when hes in his slump to comment on him again. Nobody ever said he could create shots, but he can hit open shots.

Horace needs to learn how to finish around the basket.
 

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:eek: Kobe hurt.. Shooting 3 free throws.. Kobe has to shoot or he cant come back in.. He's gonna try to shoot em
 

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Rush in for Kobe.. Kobe hurting BAD.. He made all 3 FT's ..

21-19 Cavs after 1st...

Kobe goes to the back

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George needs to shoot the ball better, or else we gonna continue to struggle w/o Shaq and Malone.
 
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