Starters catch a break

Coach Phil Jackson gave the Lakers’ starters a break from practice today, after all five of them scored in double figures in the team’s 114-106 victory Friday over the Suns. Only the backups practiced, and that included Luke Walton, who has a nagging strained right hamstring. Walton has been inactive for the Lakers’ first two games. He could be sound enough to make his season debut tonight against the Golden State Warriors. If it doesn’t happen tonight, then Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies might be a better bet.