When: 5 PST.
Where: New Orleans Arena.
On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 30-30 before Tuesday night's game; Hornets 21-40.
Record vs. Hornets: 2-0.
Update: The Hornets are 11-19 at home, worst in the Western Conference. The Lakers have won nine consecutive games against the Hornets, including their last five in New Orleans. The Lakers had little trouble with New Orleans in a 103-87 victory there in December, though Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had words early in the game when Bryant's failure to switch on defense led to two easy Robin Lopez baskets.