Apr 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) is defended by San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers playoff schedule, preview

Round-one Schedule: San Antonio Spurs (2), Los Angeles Lakers (7):  

Game 1: Sunday, April 21, 3:30, ABC

Game 2 in LA: Staples Center: Wednesday, April 24, 9:30, TNT

Game 3 in LA: Friday, April 26, 10:30, ESPN

Game: 4:  Sunday, April 28,  7, TNT

Game 5: Tuesday, April 30

Game 6 in LA:  Thursday, May 2

Game 7: Saturday, May 4

Individual Advantages:

Scoring leaders: Tony Parker, 20.3 PPG; Dwight Howard, 17.1 PPG

Rebounding leaders: Tim Duncan, 9.9 RPG; Dwight Howard, 12.4 RPG

Assist leaders: Tony Parker, 7.6 APG; Steve Nash, 6.7 APG

Team Advantages:

Points per game: Spurs, 104.3 (4th); Lakers 102.3 (6th)

Rebounds per game: Spurs, 41.3 (21st), Lakers 44.8 (4th)

Assists per game: Spurs 25.1 (1st), Lakers 22.2 (22nd)

Efficiency Advantages:

Points scored per 100 possessions: Spurs, 107 (7th); Lakers, 105.4 (8th)

Points allowed per 100 possessions: Spurs, 98.7 (3rd); Lakers 103.6 (18th)

Percentage of rebounds grabbed by team: Spurs, 49.22 (19th); Lakers 51.10 (9th)

Key Questions:

Spurs: How will the Spurs match the size of the Lakers front court?

Lakers: How will the Lakers match the scoring of the Spurs without Kobe Bryant (27.3 PPG)?

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