The Los Angeles Lakers host the Charlotte Bobcats, the team with the worst record in the NBA, on Tuesday night at Staples Center. It is the final home game for the Lakers before beginning their Grammy road trip, a six-game journey that begins Friday in Denver. Here are the relevant details of Tuesday's contest:
Records: Lakers (12-9); Bobcats (3-18)
Location: Staples Center, in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m. PST
TV: Prime Ticket
Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 103.1 points per 100 possessions (15th in NBA); Bobcats, 95.8 (29th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 101.4 (12th); Bobcats, 108.4 (27th)
Streaks: Lakers, won one; Charlotte, lost eight
Doing Time: The Lakers have two of the top six in the league in minutes played per game, with Kobe Bryant number two at 38.6 minutes per contest, and Pau Gasol number six in the NBA at 37.7 minutes per game. Bryant played 33.9 minutes per game last season, his lowest figure in 13 seasons.
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