The Lakers (1-6) nearly pulled off the upset on Tuesday night, falling to the Grizzlies in Memphis, 107-102. A quick turnaround on Wednesday will bring the Lakers to New Orleans to face the Pelicans (3-3).
The Lakers are hungry for a win, but a back-to-back against power forward Anthony Davis may not be an easy task. Ryan Kelly may return from a hamstring strain. The Lakers will also be without Wayne Ellington (personal matter), Nick Young (thumb), Julius Randle (broken leg) and Steve Nash (back).
The Lakers will need to use a tag team of power players against him, including Carlos Boozer, Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Robert Sacre and, if available, Kelly.
Boozer has played well for the team of late, especially offensively. Getting Davis in foul trouble would be a significant help for the Lakers. On Monday, in a 118-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Anderson scored 32 points while shooting a stunning 8-12 from three-point range (8-12).
The Pelicans can be defended, but when Anderson is hot, they can be a handful. Offensively, the Lakers need Lin to stay aggressive. Bryant is going to get his points — but the team has better floor balance when Lin is also attacking the paint and setting up his teammates. source: http://www.latimes.com/
The most recent betting odds on this game stand at:
LA Lakers +10.5 209.5 o -103
New Orleans Pelicans -10.5 209.5 u -107
Furthermore, the Indiana Pacers will be meeting the Miami Heat. Dwyane Wade started hot but cooled off from there, still finishing with 20 points. Shawne Williams scored 15. Chris Bosh got bottled up for nine points and two rebounds.
Roy Hibbert romped through the second half on his way to 16 points, 15 boards and three blocks. Chris Copeland led the team with 17 points, and Donald Sloan added 15.
With injuries to Pacers starters Paul George, David West and George Hill, plus LeBron James’ departure from the Heat, the rematch of last year’s conference finals did not offer the same panache. But the Pacers showed a superior intensity and a ferocious 53-28 advantage on the boards.
The Heat fall to 5-3 on the season, and they visit the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. The Pacers, now 3-6, bring in the so-so Denver Nuggets Friday.
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