Kyle Kuzma Anthony Davis
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Kyle Kuzma will replace Anthony Davis in the starting lineup of the Los Angeles Lakers for the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Davis will miss his second straight game with a right Achilles tendonosis and Kuzma will be a starter for the defending champions.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has made it clear that Kuzma will start for the team, when Davis or LeBron James are out.

At the same time, the Lakers will be without Alex Caruso, who is dealing with a sore right hand.