The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the New Orleans Pelicans in a road game. It’s the second time that these two squads have met this year. The Lakers prevailed 120-117 the previous time around. The ball will be dropped at 6:00 PM EDT at the Smoothie King Center.
Updates Injury Status for LeBron James, Brandon Ingram, and Anthony Davis
Last time out, the Lakers and Indiana Pacers battled to a 112-111 victory for the Lakers. If they want to beat the Pels on the road, they’ll need to maintain the offensive intensity they showed in the second half.
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- “King James” – Questionable vs. Pelicans
Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register says that James might not be able to play against the Pelicans on Saturday because his left ankle hurts.
James has been listed as doubtful before but has still managed to suit up for games in the past. After a day off between games, it’s safe to assume he’ll suit up once more on Saturday, but you should still double-check the superstar’s status before the game’s 6 PM ET tip-off.
On Thursday night, King James led the Lakers to a 112-111 victory over the Pacers. He played all 33 minutes and scored 26 points (11-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT).
The Lakers’ leading scorer has averaged 25 points per game while shooting 51.6% from the field over the course of the last 10.
- Anthony Davis – Doubt
Davis (foot) is doubtful for Saturday’s game against the Pelicans, per Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.
Although Davis is still experiencing pain from the stress injury in his right foot, he should be ready to play on Saturday for the third straight game. The Lakers have won three of his four starts, and he is averaging 23.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 33 minutes per game.
The Lakers’ leading scorer scored 31 points (on 13-27 shooting, 0-for-3 from deep, and 5-for-5 from the free throw line) and grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out two assists, swatted away two shots, and blocked two more in Thursday’s 112-111 victory over Indiana. Davis has recorded a double-double in three of his last four games and scored 30 points in a game for the first time since January 13.
Read more: The latest injury status of Anthony Davis
|LeBron James||Feb. 3||Ankle|
|Austin Reaves||Feb. 3||Hamstring|
|Anthony Davis||Feb. 3||Foot|
|Scotty Pippen Jr.||Feb. 2||Concussion||Questionable|
In their most recent match, the New Orleans Pelicans fell to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 111-106. They haven’t been very effective on offense, and they’ll need to improve that if they want to win at home.
|Dyson Daniels||Feb. 3||Ankle|
|Zion Williamson||Jan. 24||Hamstring|
|E.J. Liddell||Aug. 7||Knee|
- Brandon Ingram – Ready for this game
On Thursday, in a 111-106 loss to Dallas, Brandon Ingram scored 26 points (10-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), and he also grabbed 9 rebounds, dished out 7 assists, and blocked a shot.
The veteran forward has returned to form after missing significant time with a toe injury, starting the last four games and averaging 19.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 0.8 steals.