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12/15/14: Lakers at Pacers, Monday at 4PM Pacific

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Los Angeles Lakers at Indiana Pacers

12/15/14

4:00 PM Pacific time / 7 :00 PM Eastern Time

Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Fox Sports Indiana (Indianapolis) National: NBA TV

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +5

2014-15 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 8-16, 13th in the Western Conference

Indiana Pacers: 7-17, 11th in the Western Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers were 0-2 versus the Pacers last season and have yet to play them this season.

Injuries:

Lakers:

Out: Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg), Ryan Kelly (Hamstring), Xavier Henry (Achilles)

Pacers: 

Out: Paul George (leg)

*injury updates via Rotoworld.com

  • Kobe Bryant and the Lakers can put the whole chasing Micheal Jordan for 3rd place on the all-time scoring list behind them and focus on a playoff push.
  • The Lakers come in riding a 3 game winning streak and have a good chance to extend it facing a Pacers team that has lost 8 games in a row.
  • Carlos Boozer has been a big reason why the Lakers are on their current streak; the Booz is averaging 17 points on 59 percent shooting and pulling down 11.7 rebounds during their 3 game winning streak.
  • The Lakers rank 9th in the NBA in scoring, averaging 102.6 points per game.
  • The Pacers are one of the worst teams in scoring this season, averaging 93.2 points per game which ranks 29th in the NBA.
  • During the Pacers 8 game losing streak they are getting outscored 10.1 points per game and shooting a poor 40.9 percent from the field.

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