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Up next for the Lakers: Wednesday at New Orleans

The Lakers, playing the second of back-to-back games, face a team they have beaten nine straight times. The Hornets also have the West's worst home record, 11-19.

March 05, 2013
  • Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, went off for 24 points and had five steals and four blocks the last time these two teams met.
Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, went off for 24 points and had five steals… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

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.

—Mike Bresnahan

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