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Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans
5:00 PM Pacific time / 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Smootie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Fox Sports New Orleans (New Orleans) National: NBA League Pass
Line: Los Angeles Lakers + 10.5
Los Angeles Lakers: 1-6, 15th (last) in the Western Conference
New Orleans Pelicans: 3-3, tied 10th in the Western Conference
Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers were 1-2 versus the Pelicans last season.
Out: Nick Young (thumb), Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg), Wayne Ellington (personal)
Questionable: Ryan Kelly (Hamstring)
Technically Ryan Kelly is listed as "out" on the Lakers' game notes (hamstring) – there was talk he might play today, not sure where that is
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) November 12, 2014
Probable: Luke Babbitt (finger),
*injury updates via Rotoworld.com
- The Lakers look to bounce back quickly after a tough loss last night in Memphis where the Lakers charged back in the 4th behind an 18 to 4, coming within 3 points with under a minute to play, but fell short losing 107-102.
- Kobe Bryant comes in as the NBA leader in scoring at 26.7 points per game which is extraordinary at the age of 36.
- The Lakers will face the burgeoning star Anthony Davis who is off to a great start this season. Davis is tied for 4th in the league in scoring at 24.8 ppg, leads the league in rebounding at 13.0 rpg and in block shots at 4.2 bpg.
- Davis dominated the Lakers last season; in 3 games he averaged 25 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and shot an efficient 62.2 percent from the field.
- Bryant has his highest career scoring average of 28.1 against the New Orleans Pelicans (previously New Orleans Hornets.)
- The last time Bryant was in New Orleans he was dominant, finishing with 42 and 12 assists on March 6, 2013.
- Jordan Hill averaged 12.5 points and 12 rebounds in 2 games versus the Pelicans last season.
- Another player that the Lakers will have to keep their eye on is Eric Gordon who averaged 20.3 points, shot 51.4 percent from the field and a robust 50 percent from the 3-point line in 3 games against the Lakers last season.