Kobe Bryant passed
The Lakers also defeated the
So coming into Indiana, on the second night of a back-to-back after the two recent highs, the Lakers may be vulnerable for a letdown.
The Lakers are still down
The Pacers are averaging just 93.2 points a night, while allowing 97.4.
The Lakers score 102.6 but give up 109.5.
Indiana boasts a rarity in today's
Hibbert can be an intimidating presence at the basket. The Lakers will counter with
Boozer has played significantly better since his demotion to the bench. The Lakers need his offense and rebounding, while Davis gives the team more versatility on the defensive side of the game.
Offensively, the Pacers search for scoring from a variety of sources.
West is second at 11.7, followed by Hibbert and
The Lakers' offense revolves around Bryant; the Pacers are the polar opposite, relying on any number of players on a given night.
Bryant is averaging 25.4 points a game, with Nick Young second, a full 10.3 points behind at 15.1 a night.
The Lakers are getting a game they probably should win, but the Pacers are better than their record and the Lakers may not be quite as good as their three-game winning streak suggest.
Expect the Lakers to have a difficult time in Indiana.