The (47-20) Los Angeles Lakers will be back at Staples Center tonight to start a 7-game home stand, their longest of the season, hosting the (42-25) Orlando Magic. The Magic are in second place in the Southeast division in the Eastern Conference.
The Lakers successfully completed their four game road trip winning three of four but coming very close to sweeping the road trip.
After Kobe Bryant spraining his ankle in the third quarter of the Mavericks game, he’s availability will be a game time decision. He’s averaged 30 points in the last 11 meetings with the Orlando Magic, including the playoffs.
In the event Kobe Bryant will not be able to play tonight, hopefully, playing at the Staples Center will soften the blow to the team. The Lakers host the Timberwolves on Friday night, giving Kobe time to rest and recuperate. They’re currently in playoff mode and have posted a 22-8 record at home this season.