"It's going to be a weird lineup out there," Scott said.
Kelly has scored in double figures in his last three contests, while Brown, a guard by trade, played 42 minutes and scored 18 points in Sunday's loss to the Mavericks.
"I didn’t have the season I would’ve liked," Kelly said. "Every opportunity I have these last few is an opportunity to prove to the coaching staff, my teammates and our fans that I should be here."
Kelly struggled with the transition to small forward after spending his career as a power forward.
"He couldn’t play the 3. He knew it and I knew it. It wasn’t a comfortable position for him," coach Byron Scott said. "Putting him back in his natural position allowed him to be more comfortable out there and play basketball a little bit more freely. I think it’s shown since he’s been at the 4 he’s played much better. That’s his natural position and I knew that from the start. Having him back there and playing the way he has played helps him with his confidence as well."
Kelly has averaged 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in his last 11 games while shooting 43.6 percent from the field.
Kelly went five for six from 3-point range and added four rebounds in the win.
Lin has played well of late, including a season-high 29 point performance against the 76ers on Sunday. He started 20 games this season, but was benched due to a lack of consistency.
"It's a matter of him going out and doing it, and the last couple weeks, he’s had some really good games," Lakers coach Byron Scott said.
Kelly will receive his first start since March 6. It had been speculated that
The L.A. Times reports that forwards
Both Kelly (20 of 38) and Tarik (25 of 49) have started a little more than half of the games they've played for the Lakers this season.
Also reported Monday by the L.A. Daily News, guard
The Lakers are 11-point underdogs against the Thunder.
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