LeBron James wasn't available in that game and is expected to miss the team's next two games, so it'll be the same players lining up again in this one.
The 34-year-old suffered the injury during the Christmas Day defeat at the Golden State Warriors.
'I'm optimistic about life, ' Walton said when asked if he's optimistic about three-time National Basketball Association champion James.
James strained his groin on Christmas.
Revenge game in NFC Championship more meaningful for Brandin Cooks, Rams
Brees' experience gives the Saints an advantage at the game's most important position in most matchups, and Sunday is no exception.
Thunder center Nerlens Noel has passed the NBA-mandated concussion protocol and will be available for the Thunder's home game against the Lakers Thursday night, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
"We don't give a s-- what nobody thinks or says", Paul told The Athletic's Sam Amick.
The 13 games that James will miss - now that Oklahoma City and Houston are off the table - will match the most he has missed in a season when he reached that same total in the 2014-15 campaign. "I don't know the (exact) amount of running he's doing". I just know he seems to be in good spirits.
While he still isn't participating in full-court drills, LeBron increased his workload during Tuesday's shootaround. There's simply no reason for LeBron to try and get back out onto the court before he's completely ready, no matter how much the Lakers are struggling. Los Angeles (24-21) is 4-7 in his absence after Tuesday's 107-100 win against the hapless Bulls snapped a two-game losing streak.
"It's a tough three-game stretch", Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said.