(Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers continues to struggle to hit a consistent winning form, but believe that a win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night would play its part in putting them on that path.
Indiana at L.A. Lakers
When: 10:30 PM ET, Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: FSIN, TWSN
Newly appointed head coach Mike D’Antoni is slowly implementing his own system in the team, while still looking to find ways to win games and everyone is working hard to fit into the new adjustments.
We are all trying to get adjusted to the faster pace,” Pau Gasol said on the team’s official website at www.lakers.com.
“(We’re) running hard to our spots, the spacing is better, the flow is better and I think we have a better feel on that last game when the fatigue level was a little higher.”
After dropping back-to-back game on the road Memphis and Sacramento, the Lakers bounced back with a 115 – 89 result over the Dallas Mavericks and Kobe Bryant and his teammates will look for another win, this time at home at Staples Center.
The Pacers, in the meantime, have won three of its last five games, but dropped six of the last ten and are also looking to find a rhythm.
David West, who is averaging 16 points per game and Paul George (15), are expected to once again to be the scoring powers for Indiana, who continues to be without leading forward Danny Granger – out with an injured knee.
Kobe Bryant – (LAL) – 26.9 Dwight Howard – (LAL) – 18.0 David West – (IND) – 16.6 Paul George – (IND) – 15.2
Dwight Howard – (LAL) – 10.6 Pau Gasol – (LAL) – 9.1 Roy Hibbert – (IND) – 8.6 David West – (IND) – 8.0
George Hill – (IND) – 5.3 Kobe Bryant – (LAL) – 5.1 Steve Nash – (LAL) – 4.0S teve Blake – (LAL) – 3.4