The Los Angeles Lakers look to wipe the taste of Thursday's loss in Portland out of their mouths Friday night as they return home to host the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center, the opener of a three-game homestand. Here are the relevant details of Friday night's game:
Records: Lakers (4-4); Warriors (2-4)
Location: Staples Center, downtown Los Angeles
Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports West, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call
Offensive Efficiency: Lakers 104.2 points per 100 possessions (10th in NBA); Warriors 98.9 (26th in NBA)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers 100.9 (12th); Warriors 106.5 (22nd)
Ownage: The Lakers have won 26 of their last 30 meetings with Golden State. They have won six straight against them in Los Angeles, and are 22-2 all-time against the Warriors at Staples Center.
Man In The Middle: Andrew Bynum has played four games and he has four double-doubles, with at least 12 boards in each game. Bynum is averaging 22.3 points and 15.8 rebounds per game in the early going this season.
Leading Scorers: Kobe Bryant, Lakers 26.4 points per game (third in NBA); Monta Ellis, Warriors 23.8 ppg (eighth)
Leading Rebounders: Bynum, Lakers 15.8 rebounds per game (second in NBA); David Lee, Warriors 8.4 rpg
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