VS. INDIANA PACERS
Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 45-15, Pacers 20-39.
Record vs. Pacers: 1-0.
Update: The Lakers didn't have much trouble with the Pacers in the first meeting, winning by 22 points Jan. 27 at Indianapolis. The Lakers took advantage of their size, going inside to 7-footers Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol, who were matched up against 6-11 Troy Murphy and 6-8 Danny Granger. The Lakers expect the Pacers to play small ball again; if so, they plan to punish Indiana inside.
— Broderick Turner