The Los Angeles Lakers open their 2011 NBA playoff run with a first-round matchup against the New Orleans Hornets. The first two games will be held at Staples Center, beginning Sunday at 12:30 p.m. PDT on ABC. The Lakers were 4-0 in the regular season against the Hornets. Here is a statistical look at their four encounters this season:
|Lakers Vs. Hornets 2010-2011|
|Pts Per Possession||1.19||1.06|
|Offensive Rebound Rate||31.6%||29.6%|
|Defensive Rebound Rate||70.4%||68.4%|
Thanks to Dexter Fishmore (follow him on Twitter!) for the bulk of these numbers.
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