Lakers vs. Raptors preview: Mike D'Antoni unsure about starting Pau Gasol

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Mike D'Antoni is unsure whether Pau Gasol will start for Los Angeles against the Raptors on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday in a battle between two teams struggling to find a consistent rotation.

The Raptors enter the game having lost four in row to teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings -- Milwaukee, Brooklyn, Chicago and Philadelphia -- to fall to 14-26 on the season and 6.5 games back of the final playoff spot.

While Jose Calderon has secured the starting point guard slot on the Raptors, backup Kyle Lowry has played over 34 minutes in each of the last two games.

Despite a 2-7 record in January, the Lakers find themselves just 2.5 games back of a playoff spot heading into Sunday's game. Houston and Portland have lost seven and five games in a row respectively.

Pau Gasol came off the bench in the team's 99-90 loss to the Miami Heat on Jan. 17 after missing the previous five games with a concussion and Mike D'Antoni is unsure whether he will start Gasol against the Raptors as the Lakers struggle to find consistency in the lineup this season.

The game will mark the only time this season that the Lakers will visit Toronto.

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