Jeremy Lin To Start In Lakers' Opener, Ellington & Kelly Out

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The Los Angeles Lakers are banged up heading into Tuesday's season opener, making some of head coach Byron Scott's rotation decision easy by default.

Ronnie Price's injury in the last preseason game made Jeremy Lin's spot in the starting five a lock for Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets:

Price is likely to play, however, in a limited capacity. Wayne Ellington and Ryan Kelly, though, will not dress:

While Dwight Howard coming back to the Staples Center is a huge storyline in and of itself, Jeremy Lin's first game against his former teammates in Houston should also prove to be interesting television as well.

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