Los Angeles Lakers will be coming into the game on top of the Pacific division with a 10-2 record so far. Atlanta Hawks, on the other hand will come after conceding 150 points to Los Angeles Clippers in Saturday, worsening their record to 4-8.
Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
When: Sunday, November 17, 9:30 PM. ET.
Injury updates & team news-
Los Angeles Lakers:
There aren’t a lot of injury concerns for the Lakers. Their only player listed out of Sunday’s game is Avery Bradley. Anthony Davis, who had a minor shoulder injury, was back for the previous game against Sacramento Kings. He should also feature against the Hawks on Sunday.
There are no major injury concerns for the Atlanta Hawks. Their guard Evan Turner, who had suffered an achillies injury, was back for the game against the Clippers, where he played 15 minutes. Small forward Chandler Parsons can also expected to be back from his injury although there are no official reports so far.
The Hawks enter the weekend scoring 107 points per game while the Lakers have scored an average of 109.8 points per game which is ranked 15th in the NBA. But the major problem for the Hawks would be on the defensive side, where they allowed an average of 111.7 points per game which is ranked 13th.
For the Lakers, Anthony Davis settled down rather quickly in his new team, and leads the table in points per game with 25.5. Davis also leads the Lakers in rebounds as he is averaging 9.9 per game, while LeBron James leads in assists per game with 11.1.
This Lakers’ star duo of Davis and LeBron James can be expected to stamp their authority over the Hawks. Add the likes of Danny Green to it and the team loos stronger. Overall, the star studded Lakers lineup might prove too much for the Hawks.