The Memphis Grizzlies picked up a much needed victory against the Orlando Magic Thursday night. Now, the "nasty nine" as they have become known get the luxury of taking on a foe that has also been bitten by the injury bug. The L.A Lakers, performing better than expected to this point under first year head coach Luke Walton, will be without their starting backcourt tonight of D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young.
Russell is a much bigger loss for the Lakers than Young, but those two injuries still pale in comparison to the six missing Memphis Grizzlies that we have had to become used to seeing listed as "out."
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Thanks as always to numberFire for our GameThread Game Preview. Go Memphis, beat L.A.!