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Sixers vs. Lakers at a glance

PHOENIX – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series’ information for Sunday’s matchup between the 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center:

Sixers vs. Lakers at a glance

The Sixers will run into former teammate Jodie Meeks against Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Sixers will run into former teammate Jodie Meeks against Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX – Here is a look at the probable starters, coaches’ records and series’ information for Sunday’s matchup between the 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center:

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (8-21)

12 Evan Turner F 6-7 19.3 ppg. 6.6 rpg.

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21 Thaddeus Young F 6-8 17.3 ppg. 6.8 rpg.

00 Spencer Hawes C 7-1 14.9 ppg 9.0 rpg.

31  Hollis Thompson G 6-8 5.9 ppg. 3.7 rpg.

1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 18.1 ppg. 3.6 spg.

LAKERS (13-17)

11 Wesley Johnson F 6-7 7.9 ppg. 3.5 rpg.

3  Shawne Williams F 6-9 4.8 ppg. 4.1 rpg.

9  Chris Kaman C 7-0 8.75 ppg. 1.1 bpg.

20 Jodie Meeks G 6-4 12.9 ppg. 1.3 apg.

1 Jordan Farmar, G 6-2 9.2 ppg. 4.5 apg.

COACHES

SIXERS

Brett Brown (8-21 career record)

LAKERS

Mike D’Antoni (467-421)

STREAK

SIXERS: Lost two straight

LAKERS: Lost four straight

SERIES

The Lakers hold a 139-130 all-time series advantage.  The Sixers posted a 103-99 victory in the teams’ last meeting (Jan. 1, 2013). Prior to that, the Lakers  had won five of six games against the Sixers.

 - Keith Pompey

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About this blog

Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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