NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, November 20th (All times eastern)
Los Angeles Lakers (6-3) at Indiana Pacers (4-6), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers shoot for their fourth straight win when they open a three-game road trip tonight against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.
The Lakers posted their third win in a row with Sunday's 106-78 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the Staples Center. Bryant posted just 18 points and finished 6-of-16 from the floor in 32 minutes of action. Bryant wasn't injured, but was on the bench during LA's game-sealing 18-0 run over the final two quarters of play.
Andrew Bynum and Jordan Farmar each scored 14 points, with Bynum adding 10 boards to complete his double-double. Chris Mihm had 11 points and seven boards and Vladimir Radmanovic also recorded 11 points for Los Angeles, which has won four of five overall and will also visit Milwaukee and Boston on the current road swing.
In injury news for the Lakers, forward Ronny Turiaf is questionable for Tuesday's game with a sprained ankle.
Indiana, meanwhile, ended a six-game losing streak with Saturday's 117-97 home victory over the Utah Jazz.
Mike Dunleavy scored 25 points and Danny Granger had 19 points for the Pacers, who earned their fourth victory of the season. Shawne Williams had 16 points, while Marquis Daniels ended with 17 in the winning effort.
Pacers guard Travis Diener (knee) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Los Angeles and Indiana split a pair of meetings last season. The Pacers have won three of five and four of the last seven meetings with the Lakers.
LA has dropped its last four games at Conseco Fieldhouse.
11/20 10:40:29 ET