The Los Angeles Lakers survived their Grammy road trip, splitting six games over the last 10 days, and now get to return home to Staples Center. The Lakers have a relatively light schedule this week with three games on the docket, hosting the Atlanta Hawks, then a home-and-home with Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns. Here is a look at the schedule ahead for the purple and gold (all times PST):
Tuesday - Atlanta Hawks (18-10) at Lakers (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West): Josh Smith is playing wonderfully for the Hawks, averaging 15.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game. Atlanta is 9-5 on the road this season, though the Lakers have beaten the Hawks five straight times in Los Angeles.
Friday - Phoenix Suns (12-15) at Lakers (7:30 p.m., ESPN, Fox Sports West): Kobe Bryant scored an NBA season-high 48 points in a home win over the Suns on January 10.
Sunday - Lakers at Phoenix (5 p.m., KCAL)
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