– Time: 9:30 p.m.
– TV: TNT
– Radio: WOAI-AM 1200, KCOR-AM 1350
– Spurs injury report: None.
– Lakers injury report: Kobe Bryant (tenosynovitis) is day-to-day. Jordan Hill (sprained MCL) is questionable. Ramon Sessions (sprained left shoulder) is probable.
– Best offensive lineup: Sessions-Bryant-World Peace-Gasol-Bynum (141.1 minutes) scores 113.5 points per 100 possessions on 48.2 percent shooting.
– Best defensive lineup: The Fisher-Bryant-World Peace-Pau-Bynum only allowed 97.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing a measly 41.6 percent shooting. Of course, neither Fisher or Kobe will be in uniform tonight.
– Best overall lineup: The Sessions-Bryant-World Peace-Gasol-Bynum outscores their opponents by 10.2 points per 100 possessions.
– The Spurs shot 13-for-24 from behind the arc (54.2 percent). Their downfall, though, was their irreparable 35.1 percent on 2-pointers.
– Despite getting outrebounded (60-33), the Spurs were able to match the Lakers in points in the paint.
– The Lakers defense played relatively well but they were susceptible to ball movement; the Spurs assisted on 78.8 percent of their buckets.
– In five games without Kobe, Andrew Bynum is averaging 22 points and 16.6 rebounds. The Lakers are 9-7 when Bynum notches 20 points and 10 rebounds.
– Pau Gasol has played well in his absence, averaging 22 points and 10.6 rebounds. The Lakers 8-4 when Pau notches 20 points and 10 rebounds.
– My guess is that the artist formerly known as Ron Artest won’t have the same amount of success tonight. Peace scored 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting (including five 3-pointers), shots that had a really high degree of difficulty. I’m going to count his line as an anomaly that probably won’t repeat itself again.
– Not only were the Spurs beaten down on the glass, they only managed to get to the free throw line nine times.
– The Lakers, unusually, converted on 47.8 percent of their 3-pointers against San Antonio. 10 of their 11 3-pointers were assisted.
– The Lakers shot 5-of-18 from 3-9 feet in their last game against the Spurs, for an astronomically low 27.8 percent.
– The Spurs got to the line nine times against the Lakers, matching their season-low. The nine attempts also represents their lowest total since March 13th, 2010 in a 30-point blowout over the Clippers.
– Without Kobe, the Lakers are 4-1. They are scoring 102.2 points per game while allowing 101 points.
– In 18 games with the Lakers, Ramon Sessions is averaging 13.6 points, 6.9 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 49.7 percent shooting.
– The Lakers bench accounted for 25 points while the Spurs bench scored 42 points.
– The Spurs are on their second game of a back-to-back-to-back while the Lakers haven’t played since their 14 point victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.