DALLAS (Sporting Alert) — Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will travel to the American Airlines Center in Dallas to take on the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA game on Sunday.
Line: Dallas -3.0
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 24, 2013
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Live TV Channel: ABC at 1:00 pm ET
The Lakers are on a two game winning streak and are coming off a narrow 111-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, a game Bryant scored 40 points in, two days ago.
Los Angeles (27-29) still believes they can make the playoffs and beating fellow strugglers Mavericks would keep them in line to do so. Lakers have also won seven of its last 10 and with two more wins will pull to .500, should they not drop any during that span.
Meanwhile, Dallas (25-29) has won four of its last five games, including three straight, and seems to be building momentum at the right time.
During that run, the Mavericks have beaten teams such as New Orleans, Orlando Magic and Golden State, but it should be slightly different on Sunday afternoon, going up against the Lakers.
Lakers beat the Mavericks 115-89 when they last met on Nov. 24.
PREDICTION: Lakers 105, Mavericks 98
LA Lakers: Nash PG, Bryant SG, World-Peace SF, Clark PF, Howard C
Dallas: Collison PG, Mayo SG, Marion SF, Nowitzki PF, James C