Wesley Matthews
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Wesley Matthews will be a starter for the Lakers against the Knicks on Tuesday night.

Matthews will replace LeBron James, who is out with a right ankle sprain and could return Wednesday vs the Rockets.

Alongside Matthews, Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond will be in the starting lineup.

Wesley Matthews and the Lakers want to remain alive in the playoff battle and avoid the play-in tournament. On the other hand, the Knicks can clinch a playoff spot with a win vs the Lakers and a loss of the Boston Celtics.