Report: Lakers starters announced for tonight’s preseason matchup vs. Clippers

Robert Marvi
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Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers will begin their quest for back-to-back NBA championships by taking the court for their preseason opener.

The starting lineup for the Purple and Gold against the Los Angeles Clippers will include some glaring omissions.

As expected, LeBron James and Anthony Davis will not play tonight. It will open up opportunities for other players to prove their worth to the team.

In particular, Talen Horton-Tucker, Kyle Kuzma and newcomer Dennis Schroder will be able to show their stuff to Frank Vogel and the rest of the coaching staff.

This is the first of four preseason games for the Lakers. They will face the Clippers again on Sunday, then play two games on the road against the Phoenix Suns next week.

The regular season opener will be on Dec. 22, also against the Clippers.

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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.