Sunday afternoon Los Angeles Lakers They are hosting the Utah Jazz for their final regular season game.
They will have their star point guard in the starting lineup as D’Angelo Russell is upgraded to available for the game.
Junior NBA: “D’Angelo Russell (foot) will play Sunday.”
Russell is averaging 17.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 70 games.
The former Ohio State star is shooting 47.0% from the field and 39.6% from three-point range.
He was traded in February (via the Minnesota Timberwolves) and was a big reason the Lakers turned the season around.
They come into the day as the seventh seed in the Western Conference with a 42-39 record in 81 games.
They are 8-2 in their last ten games and 22-18 in their last 40 games on their home floor in Los Angeles, California.
Russell began his career with the Lakers as the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and spent his first two seasons with the organization.
As for the Jazz, they have made the NBA Playoffs in each of the last five seasons, but that streak ends this year.
They are 37-44 in 81 games, which has them as the 12th seed in the Western Conference.
The Jazz are 2-8 in their last ten games and 14-26 in their 40 games away from Salt Lake City, Utah.