Lakers v Celtics
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Lakers announced their strating five for the clash with the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Friday night.

LeBron James will be a starter for the first time in more than two weeks, as he was out with an abdominal strain. Anthony Davis, Talen Horton-Tucker, Avery Bradley and Russell Westbrook will also start for the 17-time NBA champions.

Both franchises are currently struggling and are looking for consistency and this matchup will be a good chance to build some momentum. The Lakers have lost two straight and are at 8-8, whereas the Celtics have a 7-8 record.

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