D’Angelo Russell is upgraded for Friday’s game.
On Friday night, theLos Angeles Lakers They are hosting the Phoenix Suns in California.
They will have star point guard D’Angelo Russell in the starting lineup for the game.
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Russell is midway through a very good season in which he averaged 17.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 69 games.
The 2019 NBA All-Star is also shooting 46.7% from the field and 39.1% from three-point range.
He was traded to the Lakers in February (via the Minnesota Timberwolves), and helped the team completely turn the season around.
The Lakers are 41-39 in 80 games and are the seventh seed in the Western Conference.
They are 7-3 in their last ten games and were in the midst of a four-game winning streak before losing to the Los Angeles Clippers 125-118 on Wednesday night.
At home, the Lakers are a solid 21-18 in 39 games played in Los Angeles, California.
As for the Suns, they are the fourth seed in the Western Conference with a 45-35 record in 80 games.
They are 7-3 in their last ten games and in the middle of a seven game winning streak.
On the road, the Suns have struggled, going just 17-23 in 40 games played away from Arizona.
The last time the two teams met was in March, when Russell scored 26 points to lead the Lakers to a 121-111 win in Los Angeles.