1/31/14: Bobcats at Lakers, Friday at 730pm Pacific

Photo: msn.foxsports.com
Photo: msn.foxsports.com

Charlotte Bobcats at Los Angeles Lakers


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

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Sports South (Charlotte) National: NBA League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5

2013-14 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 16-30, 14th in the Western Conference

Charlotte Bobcats: 20-27, 8th in the Eastern Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers 1-0 vs. Bobcats this season

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are in the midst of a 5 game losing streak and 14 of their last 17 games. The Lakers have dropped to next to last place in the Western Conference, only a half game in front of last place Sacramento. 
  • Pau Gasol has been reminiscent of his old self since lately. Since 12/31, Pau is averaging 20.9 points per game, shooting 49.8 percent from the field and pulling down 11.7 rebounds per game.
  • A player who is hotter then Pau is Charlotte’s Al Jefferson. Jefferson is averaging 26.9 points and grabbing 11.9 rebounds while shooting 55.7 percent over his last 10 games. Charlotte is 5-5 in their last 10.
  • The Lakers beat the Bobcats in their meeting in Charlotte on 12/14/13, 88-85. In that game, Kobe Bryant led the team in scoring with 21 points and 8 assists. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 24 points and 8 assists.
  • No changes to the Lakers injury report: Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry and Kobe Bryant are all out.
  • Bobcats injury reports list Ben Gordon as probable for tonight game.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern

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