1/6/13 Nuggets at Lakers Tonight at 630pm Pacific on TWC

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Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers

1/6/13

6:30 PM Pacific time / 9:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

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

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5

2012-13 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 15-17, 11th in the Western Conference

Denver Nuggets: 19-16, 8th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2012-13 season): Series is tied 1-1 this season.

  • The Lakers have lost 3 of their last 4 after winning 5 in a row. The Lakers are coming off of a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday Night where they staged a valiant comeback but fell short losing 102-107.
  • The Lakers have been struggling of late but not due to Kobe Bryant’s offensive performance. Kobe is averaging 37 points per game and shooting an amazingly efficient 53.7% from the field in the 2 games in January.
  • The Lakers lost their last match up against the Denver Nuggets on December 26th 114-126. The Denver Nuggets had a well balanced attack against the Lakers in that game with 6 players scoring in double figures.
  • In the teams’ last match up, The Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Ty Lawson had 17 points and 14 assist and Corey Brewer led the Nuggets with 27 points off the bench.
  • Kobe Bryant scored 40 points in the 12/26 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern”