Lakers (40-23) vs. Spurs (45-16) notes

– Time: 8:30 p.m.

– TV: KENS, ESPN

– Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR

– Spurs injury report: None.

– Lakers injury report: Kobe Bryant (tenosynovitis, left shin) is day-to-day. Ramon Sessions (sprained left shoulder) is probable.

– Tony Parker accounted for 27 of the Spurs’ 50 field goals in their last game against the Lakers.

– San Antonio assisted on 58 percent of their baskets; Los Angeles assisted on 71.8 percent.

– The Spurs made 20-of-26 field goals from the rim (76.9 percent) compared to 17-of-24 for the Lakers (70.8 percent).

– The Spurs took an astounding 25 attempts from 16-23 feet, converting on 17 (68 percent).

– The Lakers converted on 9-of-21 shots from 16-23 feet (42.9 percent).

– San Antonio made 11-of-17 corner 3-pointers (64.7 percent).

– In losses, Kobe Bryant’s scoring average isn’t affected. But his efficiency drops significantly; he’s shooting 38.9 percent.

– Andrew Bynum is averaging 18.5 points and 18.5 rebounds against the Spurs.

– In Bynum’s last 10 games, he’s averaging 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds.

– The Lakers scored 5.7 points less per 100 possessions with Kobe on the court than when he was on the bench against the Spurs last year. Their defense was 13.3 points per 100 possessions worse with Kobe on the court.

– The Kobe-less Lakers went 5-2, scoring an average of 100.1 points per game.

Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs

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