The Los Angeles Lakers will try for their sixth straight home win on Sunday night as they host the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center. Memphis will be without big man Zach Randolph, who is out up to eight weeks with a torn MCL. Here are the relevant details of Sunday night's game:
Records: Lakers (5-4), Grizzlies (3-4)
Location: Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles
Time: 6:30 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports West, with Bill Macdonald and Stu Lantz on the call
Offensive Efficiency: Lakers, 104.2 points per 100 possessions (14th in NBA); Grizzlies 98.5 (25th)
Defensive Efficiency: Lakers, 100.4 (10th); Grizzlies 102.1 (15th)
Leading Scorers: Kobe Bryant, Lakers (27.8 points per game, second in NBA); Rudy Gay, Grizzlies (16.0 ppg)
Leading Rebounders: Andrew Bynum, Lakers (15.8 rebounds per game, second in NBA); Marc Gasol, Grizzlies (10.3 rpg, seventh in NBA)
Dirty Dozen: Andrew Bynum has averaged 15.8 rebounds per game in the early going, and has had at least 12 boards in all five of his games so far this season. It is the second longest streak of 12-rebound games in his career, behind only a streak of eight straight games last March.
Battle of Brothers: Pau Gasol, coming off a 17-point, 11-rebound effort against Golden State on Friday for his third double-double of the season, will welcome his younger brother Marc Gasol to town on Sunday night. The two Spaniards have faced one another 10 previous times during the regular season, with Pau and the Lakers coming out on top seven times.
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