The Los Angeles Lakers look for their fifth win in six games on the current road trip, but to do so they will have to beat a team that has unexpectedly become their nemesis in recent years, the Charlotte Bobcats. The Lakers have lost seven of their last nine games overall, and have lost four of their last five games in Charlotte. Here is a look at the Lakers recent bumpy history with the Bobcats:
|Lakers Against Charlotte Since 2006|
|3/5/10||at Charlotte 98, Lakers 83||Lakers shot 36.3% & made 3-18 three-pointers|
|2/3/10||at Lakers 99, Charlotte 97||Kobe Bryant scored 5 points, lowest total in 5 years|
|3/31/09||at Charlotte 94, Lakers 84||Lakers shot 39.2%|
|1/27/09||Charlotte 117, at Lakers 110||Double overtime loss for the Lakers|
|3/26/08||Charlotte 108, at Lakers 95||Jason Richardson had 34 points & 10 rebounds|
|2/11/08||Lakers 106, at Charlotte 97||Pau Gasol's 5th game as a Laker|
|1/26/07||Charlotte 106, at Lakers 97||OT loss; Emeka Okafor had 20 points, 18 boards|
|12/29/06||at Charlotte 133, Lakers 124||Kobe scored 58 points in triple OT loss|
|2/3/06||at Charlotte 112, Lakers 102||Jumaine Jones of all people had 31 points for Charlotte|
Tonight is the first meeting between the Lakers and Bobcats this season. The Lakers are 19-9 on the road, and the Bobcats are 13-14 at home.
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