The LA Lakers will meet the New Orleans Pelicans in an attractive 2020-21 NBA matchup at the King Smoothie Center in New Orleans Tuesday.
In the first meeting between the two teams this season, the LA Lakers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans in January.
The NBA’s ongoing season has turned out to be a major concern for the LA Lakers, who visit the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
Their success in their upcoming games would determine where the LA Lakers would seed in the playoffs this year. The ruling champions are only 3.5 games ahead of the sixth seed in the Western Conference.
The LA Lakers come after a sustained loss, one against the Atlanta Hawks (when James injured his finger) and against the Phoenix Suns (both missing James and Davis). Frank Vogel’s team has a 28-15 record of the season and sit third in the West.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans are fighting 18-24 to get into the playoffs and have won three wins in their last five games. Their latest win against Denver Nuggets came on the road, with Zion Williamson putting up 30 points in just 13 field goal attempts for the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Meanwhile, LA Lakers front court Montrezl Harrell must perform at his best in the coming weeks without the team ‘s best players; Harrell has the game going up this season.
The sixth manager of the year, Harrell averages 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in his first season with the LA Lakers. He has also scored 64% of his field goals and 73% of his free throws.
Harrell could be a contender for the Sixth Man of the Year award again; he has been a fixture for the LA Lakers so far, having played in 43 games for the reigning champions this season.
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