VS. NEW ORLEANS
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 19-25, Hornets 15-29.
Record vs. Hornets: 1-0.
Update: The only trouble the Lakers had in New Orleans last month came in the first few minutes, when Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant exchanged words on the bench after Bryant's poor defensive rotations allowed two easy scores by Hornets center Robin Lopez. The Lakers still won, 103-87, with Bryant scoring 29 points and Howard scoring 18. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points a game to lead the Hornets, who will become the Pelicans next season.