Up next for Lakers: Saturday at New Orleans

Lakers Tonight

at New Orleans

Time: 5 PST

On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330.

Where: New Orleans Arena.

Records: Lakers 34-16, Hornets 32-19.

Record vs. Hornets: 2-0.

Update: The Hornets are an impressive 20-5 at home, though they lost to the Lakers, 103-88, Dec. 29 in New Orleans. The Hornets have enjoyed a surprisingly strong season and a few streaks as well. They started off 11-1 before fading a bit and then regained momentum with a recent 10-game winning streak.

—Mike Bresnahan