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Lakers Game Preview: The Phoenix Suns

Records: Lakers 7-2, Suns 6-3
Offensive ratings: Lakers 105.5 (20th), Suns 110.9 (4th)
Defensive ratings: Lakers 98.1 (1st), Suns 103.7 (12th)
Projected Starting Lineups: Lakers: Avery Bradley, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee
Suns: Ricky Rubio, Devin Booker, Kelly Oubre, Dario Saric, Aron Baynes
Injuries: Lakers: Anthony Davis (probable), Rajon Rondo (probable), Troy Daniels (questionable); Suns: Ty Jerome (out)

The Lakers coming in: While the Lakers winning-streak-ending loss to the shorthanded Raptors was disappointing, it served as a reminder that this team still has a ways to go to reach the levels it needs to in order to be a true title contender.