Wesley Matthews
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Wesley Matthews will be a starter for the Lakers in the game against the Miami Heat on Thursday night.

Matthews will replace Kyle Kuzma in the starting lineup, who is out with a calf injury (calf strain).

Aside from Matthews, Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Markieff Morris and Andre Drummond will also start for the defending champions.

The Lakers will be without five players in the game against the Heat.