The Los Angeles Lakers have had a home-heavy schedule so far this season, which has been good as they are 6-1 at Staples Center this season, including winning their last six home contests. The Lakers look for their seventh consecutive home win Tuesday night as they host the Phoenix Suns in a Pacific Division battle in Los Angeles. Here are the relevant details of Tuesday's game:
Records: Lakers (6-4), Suns (4-4)
Location: Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports West
Offensive Efficiency: Suns 104.3 points per 100 possessions (12th in NBA); Lakers 103.2 (14th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers 99.0 (sixth); Suns 100.6 (12th)
Shannon's Return: Tuesday will mark the return of Shannon Brown to Los Angeles for the first time since leaving as a free agent to sign with Phoenix. Brown played in 82 games in each of last two years for the Lakers and was a key bench player for two NBA championship teams in Los Angeles. Through eight games so far this season, Brown is averaging 8.3 points and 19.4 minutes per contest with Phoenix.
On The Rebound: Andrew Bynum is leading the NBA in rebounding, averaging 15.7 per game so far this season. He has grabbed at least 12 boards in each of his six games.
Nash In L.A.: Since joining Phoenix in 2004, Steve Nash has played against the Lakers in 12 regular season games at Staples Center. He has averaged 15.7 points and 13.2 assists in those dozen games, which include a pair of 20-assist games and 10 double-doubles.
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