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Los Angeles Lakers vs Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee will take place on Wednesday evening with the Lakers hoping to turn around their lackluster season. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details provided below).
The Lakers currently are 17-24 and will hope to break their current three game losing streak on Wednesday. The last time the Lakers won a road game was Dec. 22 against the Golden State Warriors and have lost six consecutive away games. It will not be an easy task given that Memphis is a solid 15-6 at home.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol has also been questioned after he lost his starting job and has been coming off the bench in recent games. "I can't really worry about something that is out of my hands so I am just going to stay positive and do my best, but it is not something I am too thrilled about," Gasol said.
After the Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls on Monday Kobe Bryant called for changes to be made in order for the Lakers to have a chance at turning their season around.
"We're going to have to look at some things," Bryant told reporters. "We're going to have to change something. Probably going to have to post the ball a lot more, slow the game down a lot more. That's just my intuition, but that's my gut right now."
Memphis has two big men upfront in Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph who will be able to slow the Lakers front court. The team has also received strong play from point guard Mike Conley and consistent scoring from Rudy Gay.
The Grizzles will have to keep the intensity up for a full 48 minutes if they are to survive a desperate Lakers team.
"I think we just get too complacent," Conley said during a press conference. "I think we start the game one way, up-tempo and in the flow, and as soon as that happens we try to get the ball inside and try to slow it down. We're playing two ways. We just have to find one easy flow and keep the momentum."
Tip-off for the game is at 8:00 p.m. ET and can be watched online here.