Lakers - The Lakers are 5-4 against the Eastern Conference this season and 2-2 at home. They will be without Kobe Bryant who is down with a knee injury and Steve Nash who is out with nerve irritation. Pau Gasol is officially listed as day-to-day with an upper respiratory infection. The Lakers starting lineup is a shell of what you'd expect as former Sixers bench player Jodie Meeks is expected to start. Los Angeles is 10-2 all-time at the Staples Center against the Sixers. Former-Sixers guard Nick Young has played well scoring 20+ points in five of the last seven games and in double figures in 16 straight games. He is averaging 17.5 points per game while coming off the bench for the Lakers.
19.3 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 4.0 APG
Turner, 25, did not play last night in Phoenix due to a sore knee. The last time he played was last Saturday against the Bucks when he scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out three assists. In four career games against the Lakers, Turner is averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.
15.9 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.5 APG
Young, 28, is playing well off the bench for the Lakers shooting 45.3% from the field and 41.0% from beyond the arc when coming off the bench. Over the past nine games, he is 25-for-53 (47.2%) from the field and 35-for-40 (87.5%) from the free throw line. In 17 career games against the Sixers, Young is averaging 13.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.