1/1/13 76ers at Lakers Tonight at 730pm Pacific on TWC

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Philadelphia 76ers at Los Angeles Lakers

1/1/13

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes, National: League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -8.5

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 15-15, 10th in the Western Conference

Philadelphia 76ers: 14-17, 9th in the Eastern Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Lakers 1-0 over 76ers. 

  • Lakers won the 12/16 match up against the 76ers in Philadelphia, 111-98. In that game Kobe Bryant led the way in scoring with 34 points. The Lakers also got good contributions off the bench from Darius Morris and Jodie Meeks who chipped in 15 and 12 respectively.
  • Nick Young loves playing against the Lakers. He scored a team high 30 points in their 12/16 match and has a 19.3 points per game career average against the Lakers, his highest against any team in the league.
  • The Lakers are starting to get things back in order with the return of Steve Nash and have won 6 of their last 7 games.
  • Steve Nash is averaging 12.3 ppg, 9.5 apg and shooting 60% from the field in his 4 games since his return. The Lakers have gone 3-1 in those games.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”