■When, where: Tonight, 8, at TD Garden.
■TV, radio: TNT, WEEI (850, 93.7).
■Scoring: Kobe Bryant 29.3, Andrew Bynum 17.1, Pau Gasol 16.4.
■Rebounds: Bynum 12.4, Gasol 10.1, Bryant 5.80.
■Assists: Bryant 5.4, Derek Fisher 3.9, Gasol 3.0.
■Head to head: This is the first of two meetings. The teams split two games last season, winning on each other’s home court.
■Miscellany: Coach Mike Brown returns to the bench after serving a one-game suspension Monday for making contact with a game official . . . Former BU head coach and Celtics assistant John Kuester acted as head coach in that game, which Los Angeles lost at Philadelphia . . . The Lakers also lost to Utah Saturday night . . . Guard Steve Blake is out with a rib injury.