Frank Vogel Announces Lakers Starting 5 in Tonight’s Matchup vs. Clippers

Robert Marvi
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Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers will resume their quest for their 17th NBA championship by taking on the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel announced the team’s starting lineup, and it offers few surprises.

Anthony Davis suffered a minor eye injury on Saturday during the team’s second scrimmage game. As a result, he sat out the third and final scrimmage, and it was unknown if he would be able to play in the Lakers’ first official game back.

Earlier this season, Avery Bradley missed 13 consecutive games with a hairline fracture in his right leg. While he was out, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took his spot in the starting lineup, and the Lakers went 12-1 during that span.

The Lakers hold a 49-14 record and are five-and-a-half games ahead of the Clippers in the top spot in the Western Conference. After tonight’s game, they will face the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Saturday.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.