Report: Lakers announce their starting 5 for Friday’s matchup vs. Clippers

Robert Marvi
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For tonight’s contest against the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel will roll out a starting lineup that includes LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Talen Horton-Tucker.

After initially testing positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this week, James has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings.

The new face in the starting lineup is veteran center Howard, who had previously come off the bench. He played the majority of Tuesday’s game and had his best outing of the young season.

Thanks to Howard’s defense, rebounding and physicality, L.A. overcame a halftime deficit and pulverized the Kings in the second half en route to a blowout victory.

With a 12-11 record, the Lakers need to string together wins to alleviate the anxiety and concern that has surrounded the team since the start of the season.

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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.