The Los Angeles Lakers are all set to go head-to-head against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Crypto.com Arena. The former is hosting the game, eyeing their second victory of the season. They are coming into the game after claiming their first victory of the year, crushing the Denver Nuggets with a score of 121-110. They desperately need to play consistently and win their upcoming matchups to claim a better position in the points table.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans are aiming for their fourth away victory. Although they had a successful campaign, the Lakers will not be an easy opponent to beat. However, they have been in excellent form, coming into the game after thrashing the Los Angeles Clippers in their last encounter with a score of 112-91. Meanwhile, both teams are looking promising to grab a victory, and it will be a worth-watching game because both have exceptional players on their rosters.
Who Got the Form?
Although the Lakers couldn’t manage a perfect start to their campaign after losing their first five games and are ranked 14th in the Western Conference, they must have been significantly motivated after their first victory of the year against the Nuggets. Moreover, they performed better than they had in their previous five games, particularly with their shooting. Their star player, LeBron James, performed admirably well in the previous game, amassing 26 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Additionally, Anthony Davis grabbed 23 points and 15 rebounds.
On the Contrary, the Pelicans are sitting in the fifth position in the Western Conference, coming off a recent decisive victory against the Clippers. They absolutely dominated the game both on offense and defence, leaving the Clippers clueless. They made 15 of their 36 attempts from beyond the arc. Moreover, they outrebounded the clippers 50 to 39. They had been ruthless, with CJ McCollum finishing with 22 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Additionally, Zion Williamson scored 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists.
Head to Head
Total games played: 67
The Los Angeles Lakers won: 41
The New Orleans Pelicans won: 26
Although the Lakers might feel optimistic after winning their first game of the season, there is still room for improvement, considering the Pelicans. Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans, on the other hand, have performed well while traveling. Although they suffer a minor setback since Ingram isn’t there, they still have a strong team and might easily overwhelm the Lakers.