Records: Lakers (11-8, including 1-6 on the road), Bucks (7-11, including 4-2 at home)
Location: The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Time: 5:30 p.m. PST
TV: KCAL, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call
Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 102.3 points per 100 possessions (16th in NBA); Bucks, 100.6 (21st)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 100.1 (10th); Bucks, 102.9 (17th)
Recent Series History: The Lakers have beaten the Bucks in six of their last seven meetings overall, including each of their last three trips to Milwaukee. The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games at the Bradley Center.
The Century Mark: The Lakers have scored under 100 points in each of their last 12 games, tied for the longest streak in franchise history in the shot clock era (since 1954-1955).
Road Woes: The Lakers are just 1-6 on the road this season, their worst road record to open a season since beginning the 2002-2003 season 1-8 away from home. In the 2002-2003 season, Shaquille O`Neal missed the first seven road games of the season after having toe surgery.
Tough Break: Milwaukee center Andrew Bogut fractured his left ankle on Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets, and is expected to miss two to three months. Look for Lakers pivot man Andrew Bynum to thrive in the middle.
Kobe Closing In: Kobe Bryant is nearing a pair of Lakers franchise records. He needs 14 field goals to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most field goals in Lakers history, and just four free throws to pass Jerry West for the franchise record.
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