After losing on the road to both the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic by a combined 23 points, the Los Angeles Lakers return home to Staples Center for home cooking as they look to win their tenth straight victory in Los Angeles against the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers (10-4) are one of the better 3-point shooting teams as they hit 38.1 percent from the floor. This rangy team is also second in the league in rebounds led by center Roy Hibbert who has seen his rebound numbers have a healthy jump from last season's 7.5 to 10.1, a career high. He will face the Lakers' Andrew Bynum, who is coming off a dismal performance in Orlando where he had five fouls in 26 minutes of play.
Leading the offensive charge for the Pacers will be Danny Granger. Although he is seeing a dip in his points per game average with 16.2, he has made 20 or more points in three of his last five games, including a 26 point performance in Friday's game against the Warriors where he shot 10 of 16 field goals.
As stated before, the Pacers are a great perimeter shooting team so look for the Lakers to rely on their defense on the outside as Indiana knows how to spread the floor.
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