11/18/14: Lakers at Hawks, Tuesday at 430PM Pacific

Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks

11/18/14

4:30 PM Pacific time / 7:30 PM Eastern Time

Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Fox Sports South (Atlanta) National: NBA League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers + 9

2014-15 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 1-9, 15th (last) in the Western Conference

Atlanta Hawks: 5-4, 4th (tied) in the Eastern Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers were 1-1 versus the Hawks last season.

Injuries:

Lakers:

Out: Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg), Wayne Ellington (personal), Ryan Kelly (Hamstring)

 

Hawks: 

Out: DeMarre Carroll

*injury updates via Rotoworld.com

  • The Lakers being a 3 game road trip in Atlanta today to play the Hawks then fly to Houston, Texas for a back-to-back against the Rockets on Wednesday.
  • The Hawks are only 5-4 on the season but are undefeated in 4 games at home.
  • The player that the Lakers will need to keep in check is Kyle Korver who in 2 game against the Lakers last season averaged 16.5 points 64.3 percent from the 3 point line; that high percentage was on high volume as well, averaging 4.5 makes on 7 attempts per game.
  • This year the Hawks are being led by forward Paul Millsap who is averaging a team high 16.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
  • The Hawks’ offense move the ball well and have good balance scoring as 6 players are currently averaging double figures. The Hawks team is 3rd in the NBA in assists per game.
  • Kobe Bryant comes in as the NBA leading scorer at 27.3 points per game with Lebron James right behind him at 27.1 per game.
  • Today the Lakers get an important piece to their team, Nick Young. From early reports Young is expected to come off the bench.
  • Wayne Ellington is still out for today’s game as he handles a personal matter relating to his family but might return tomorrow for the game in Houston.

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