9:30 p.m., Staples Center.
TV: Fox Sports Southeast.. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610..
G K. Walker
G J. Clarkson
G J. Lin
G K. Bryant
F M. K-Gilchrist
F A. Brown
F M. Williams
F J. Randle
C S. Hawes
C R. Hibbert
Matchup to Watch
Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: This is the Hornets’ last matchup with the future Hall of Famer who was drafted to Charlotte, then traded to the Lakers in a pre-arranged deal.
▪ Lakers coach Byron Scott recently called out his players, questioning whether this season is “important” to them.
▪ The Hornets said Saturday that guard Nic Batum will miss the game after aggravating the toe strain that has bothered him of late.
▪ The Lakers have been playing D’Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, as a reserve.
▪ The Lakers would lose their first-round pick to Philadelphia if it falls outside the top three in 2016.
Did you know?
Bryant’s draft –1996 – was remarkably star-studded. Others selected that year: Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, Ray Allen, Steve Nash and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.