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Lakers Schedule 2012: Showdown With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat Looming Sunday

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers have struggled at times this season, but they have absolutely excelled at home. At 15-2, the Lakers are tied for the second best home record in the NBA this season, and continue their brief three-game homestand with a pair of games this weekend. Sacramento comes to town Friday night, but the marquee matchup is Sunday afternoon when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat invade Staples Center. Here is the Lakers weekend schedule:

Friday - Sacramento Kings (12-23) at Lakers (7:30 p.m., Prime Ticket): The Lakers look for some payback for their 100-91 loss in Sacramento on December 26 in the second game of the season.

Sunday - Miami Heat (28-7) at Lakers (12:30 p.m., ABC): One week after delivering a hard foul in the All-Star game that broke Bryant's nose and gave him a concussion, Wade comes to Los Angeles to apologize to Kobe in person. Expect things to get physical, especially if Matt Barnes has a say. Miami beat the Lakers handily in Miami, 98-87 on January 19.

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