Match preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans

The Los Angeles Lakers will face the New Orleans Pelicans on 27th March 2022(USA), as the race to the playoffs tightens up with less than 10 games left for every team in the regular season.

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Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James plays against the Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

This match is a very important match for both these teams as these two will be most likely facing each other in the play-in tournament and the result of this match could be very crucial.

Lakers will look to give their best in this match and show the world that they can still make some noise in this season as the playoffs are upon us.

Current record of both the teams:

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are currently having a record of 31-42 and are the 9th seed in the West
  • The New Orleans Pelicans are currently having a record of 31-43 and are the 10th seed in the West

Injury Report

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Lakers:

  1. Anthony Davis – Ankle
  2. Kendrick Nunn – Knee

Pelicans-

  1. Brandon Ingram – Hamstring
  2. Zion Williamson – Knee
  3. Kira Lewis Jr. – ACL

Players to watch out for in Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans

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New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (3) plays against the Miami Heat in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)
  • LeBron James – Lakers

The Lakers season could make or break in these remaining games as they look to make the playoffs via the play-in tournament and you can expect LeBron James to be at his very best in these remaining games.

  • CJ McCollum – Pelicans

In the absence of Brandon Ingram, he will be expected to carry this Pelicans offense and pour misery over the bad Lakers defense in this matchup.

Match Prediction & Telecast Details:

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The Los Angeles Lakers will win this matchup and there is nothing else to go around for it, they are looking to turn around their season and this certainly is a matchup where they need to win.

Prediction:

  • Los Angeles Lakers to win the game.

You can watch the game via NBA LEAGUE PASS.

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