The Los Angeles Lakers welcome a red hot Indiana Pacers team that have won six of their last eight games. With a suitable big man in the middle in Roy Hibbert and perimeter scoring, the Pacers find themselves fifth in the East standings in the middle of teams.
Records: Lakers 10-7; Pacers 10-4
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Time: 6:30 p.m. PST
TV: Game will be televised on FS West with Bill MacDonald and Stu Lantz on the call.
Offensive Rating: Lakers 101.4 points per 100 possessions (18th out of 30); Pacers 101.3 points per 100 possessions (19th out of 30)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers 99.1 (sixth); 97.4 (fourth)
Home cooking: The Lakers have won nine straight game at Staples Center with their lone loss in the season opener against the Chicago Bulls.
Even against the greats: On the Season the Lakers are 6-6 against teams with records of .500 or higher. The Pacers have only faced three teams with records above .500, in which they are 1-2.
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