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Sunday, December 7th (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (9-12) at Los Angeles Lakers (16-2), 9:30 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Lakers return to Hollywood Sunday to face the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center.

The Lakers finished a three-game road trip at 2-1 when Andrew Bynum scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, as Los Angeles held on for a 106-104 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday.

Kobe Bryant had 23 points, seven assists and seven boards for the Lakers, but made only 5-of-17 shots. Pau Gasol contributed 17 points, 10 boards and six assists in the win for LA, which has won two in a row and nine of 10.

The Bucks, meanwhile, finished a three-game homestand at 2-1 on Friday when Michael Redd ended with 25 points and Richard Jefferson 22 as the Bucks held on to down the Charlotte Bobcats, 101-96.

Luke Ridnour notched 14 points and six assists for the Bucks. Andrew Bogut gave 10 points and 10 boards in the win and Malik Allen had season-highs of 10 points and five boards.

On the injury front, Milwaukee guard Charlie Bell is doubtful for the game with a sore right ankle, while LA big man Chris Mihm is questionable with a sprained left ankle.

The Lakers, who are 9-1 at Staples Center this year, have topped Milwaukee in 14 of the last 16 games between the two teams in LA. The Bucks are just 4-8 away from the Bradley Center this season.

12/07 10:27:27 ET


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