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Game preview: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Los Angeles Lakers

The Cleveland Cavaliers six-game road trip continues tonight as they face the Los Angeles Lakers. Tip off set for 9 p.m. Eastern on Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN.

This is an intriguing match up because of the rumors of LeBron James and about him joining the Lakers this summer when he hits free agency. With all the story lines, there is an actual game to played.

This is also a crucial game for the Cavaliers as they are only a half game up on the Indiana Pacers and a full game up on the Washington Wizards for the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

This is also the first time since the trade where Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. will return to play against their old team. Isaiah Thomas will also be playing against the Cavaliers for the first time since the trade.

Here are the starting line up’s for both teams and injuries, via Cavs.com preview.

Cleveland Cavaliers (38-27) 

(G) George Hill, (G) JR Smith, (F) LeBron James, (F) Jeff Green, (C) Larry Nance Jr.

Injuries — Kevin Love (OUT), Tristan Thompson (OUT), Cedi Osman (OUT) and Rodney Hood (Doubtful).

Los Angeles Lakers (29-36)

(G) Lonzo Ball, (G) Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, (F) Kyle Kuzma, (F) Julius Randle, (C) Brook Lopez.

Injuries — Channing Frye (OUT), Josh Hart (OUT) and Brandon Ingram (OUT).

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