The Spurs previously beat the Lakers in mid-November, 93-80 -- a game that saw Kobe Bryant score nine points while missing 13 of 14 shot attempts.
Corey Joseph led San Antonio in that game with 14 points off the bench. Tim Duncan notched 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lakers have a challenge with the Spurs, and if Bryant shoots one for 14 again it's going to be an even longer night.
Coach Byron Scott turned to Bryant to play point guard in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's 98-95 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Bryant needs to have a big night, both as scorer and as playmaker.
The difficulty in stopping the Spurs is that they have so many weapons, so many players who can carry the scoring load.
Davis is a significantly better defender than Boozer, although he doesn't have the veteran power forward's shooting range.
It's vital that Davis stays out of foul trouble and finds a balance between defending Duncan and generally protecting the basket in help situations.
The Spurs have such a dynamic attack that the Lakers need to play their best game defensively.
Duncan isn't as dominant a scorer as he was in his earlier days, but he's still one of the best at his position.
The Spurs are the reigning champions. The Lakers are not a contender this season.
A Lakers win in San Antonio would be a surprise.