The Nets continue their road trip in Los Angeles Friday night, where they take on the Lakers. Los Angeles has been without Kobe Bryant for two weeks, and they are 4-3 in that time period. Chucky Atkins has stepped up his scoring in Bryant's absence, averaging 18.3 points in his last 6 games. The Nets may have a tough time with Lamar Odom, especially if Jason Collins remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. The Nets' offense is starting to click, though. They are averaging 103.8 points in their last 4 games.
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