Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Preview « Queen City Hoops

Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Preview

Who: Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Bobcats
What: NBA Basketball – Lakers Home Game
When: 02/04/2010 at 10:30pm EST
Where: Live at the Staples Center in LA or on SportsSouth

The Matchup:

Record Offensive
Efficiency
Defensive
Efficiency
Pace
Los Angeles Lakers 36-12 108.1 (10) 101.2 (3) 94.8 (8)
Charlotte 24-23 103.2 (23) 101.1 (2) 91.5 (27)

Previous Meetings:
NONE

Injuries:
Los Angeles Lakers: None
Charlotte: Tyson Chandler – Still out? I have not seen a recent update on his status


Starting Lineups

Bobcats
PG Derek Fisher Raymond Felton
SG Kobe Bryant Stephen Jackson
SF Ron Artest Gerald Wallace
PF Pau Gasol Boris Diaw
C Andrew Bynum Nazr Mohammed

Here is a pretty concise summary of the Bobcats' success against the Lakers, presented in a conversation between my wife and myself last night:
Her: “So, the Bobcats next game is tomorrow, right? Who are they playing?”
Me: “Yes and the Lakers.”
Her: “Oh, then the Bobcats will probably lose?”
Me: “Actually, they have won 6 of their last 7 against the Lakers.”
Her: “So, they have Kobe and not much else?”
Me: “No, they won the title last year and were in the finals the year before as well. They are very good.”
Her: “How do the Bobcats do so well against them, then?”

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