A quick turnaround on Wednesday will bring the Lakers to New Orleans to face the Pelicans (3-3).
The Lakers are hungry for a win, but a back-to-back against power forward Anthony Davis may not be an easy task.
Through six games, Davis is averaging a tremendous line with averages of 24.8 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 2.5 steals.
If he had a better team around him, Davis would be in talks for the league's most valuable player.
Boozer has played well for the team of late, especially offensively. Getting Davis in foul trouble would be a significant help for the Lakers.
The bigger threat may be Ryan Anderson, who is an explosive outside shooter.
On Monday, in a 118-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Anderson scored 32 points while shooting a stunning 8-12 from three-point range (8-12).
The Pelicans can be defended, but when Anderson is hot, they can be a handful.
Offensively, the Lakers need Lin to stay aggressive. Bryant is going to get his points -- but the team has better floor balance when Lin is also attacking the paint and setting up his teammates.
The Lakers will beat the Pelicans at some point this season -- but on the second night of a back-to-back on the road with Davis as the opposing star?
They may be in for a long night.