The tottering LA Lakers will make their final stop of a so-far tumultuous five-game road trip to Gainbridge Fieldhouse for a match against the Indiana Pacers. The Lakers could be still winless on their East Coast road trip if not for the Detroit Pistons’ collapse on Sunday.
The LA Lakers put their best foot forward in a marquee match at Madison Square Garden against New York Knicks. They couldn’t pull off the win without LeBron James, who was suspended, and Anthony Davis, who is still ailing. For a chance of salvaging something positive from their road schedule, they need to get going against the resurgent Indiana Pacers.
After being benched in the game against Charlotte Hornets, the Indiana Pacers responded with two consecutive wins. The win against Chicago Bulls was a surprise, even though their win over the New Orleans Pelicans was not unexpected.
defense had ’em locked down last night 🔒
77 points is the fewest Chicago has scored since the 2019-20 season.
While the Bulls were playing the second night of a back-to-back and it showed, the Indiana Pacers still displayed the potential of what the team can achieve. The team put more effort into defense and rebounding, which led to the win against one of best teams in NBA.
Indiana will need to continue to defend its home court against the LA Lakers.
Fixture: LA Lakers vs Indiana Pacers | 2021-22 NBA season.
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 24th; 7:00 PM ET (Thursday, November 25th; 5:30 AM IST).
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.
LA Lakers Preview
@Pacers win in Chicago!
Malcolm Brogdon: 16 PTS, 7 AST, 2 BLK
Justin Holiday: 14 PTS, 4 3PM
Myles Turner: 12 PTS, 10 REB, 4 BLK
If Anthony Davis is sidelined or not 100%, the LA Lakers could be forced to put LeBron James on Sabonis to limit his impact.
Indiana Pacers Predicted Lineup
G – Malcolm Brogdon | G – Caris LeVert | F – Justin Holiday | F – Domantas Sabonis | C – Myles Turner.
Lakers vs Pacers Match Prediction
Even with LeBron James in the lineup, the LA Lakers still have a lot to figure out. If AD continues to be compromised the way he was against the Knicks, LBJ will have to do more lifting for the team to win.
LA will be in the second game of a back-to-back against the well-rested and surging Indiana Pacers. The Pacers could add another L to the Lakers’ record if they sustain their current form.
Where to watch the Lakers vs Pacers game
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The NBA League Pass will stream the game live. Bally Sports Indiana and Spectrum SportsNet will cover the matchup between the LA Lakers and the Indiana Pacers as it happens.
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