Tough game tonight, the second of the four game road trip. The last time we beat the Lakers in Los Angeles, was when we had Earl Boykins at point guard and Jennings was out with a broken foot.
On paper, we have several things in our favor: the Lakers biggest problem is dealing with speedy point guards, so Jennings should have his work cut out for him. Ellis may or may not be so favorable with Kobe being used as the primary defender (and if Jennings is killing Nash, we may see Kobe guard him at some point as well).
The front court is going to be interesting, especially with Pau out. Dwight will be a problem, and I won't be surprised if we see Dalembert guard him in stretches tonight, since Dwight has problems scoring on guys bigger than him.
Apart from being an average road team, I still feel confident we can come away with the win tonight. The Lakers aren't a major threat from three, our biggest weakness in terms of defense, so as long as we don't allow easy penetration to the basket and don't foul, the game could definitely be in our favor.