NBA Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets
Date: 25 January 2022
Time: 8:00 pm ET
The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in a Monday night NBA main event matchup. The Lakers enter this game after losing 113-107 to the Miami Heat. Similarly, the Nets come back to the Barclays Center after suffering a 136-125 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Los Angeles Lakers season so far
The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the 2021-22 NBA season. The Lakeshow is currently placed eighth in the western conference with a record 23 wins and 24 losses. In the last six games, the Lakers have won two games. LA is seventh in the league in scoring as they are averaging 111.4 points. The Lakers are allowing 112.7 points as the third-worst defence in the league.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 22, 2022
LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring as he is averaging 28.5 points, with 7.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists while shooting 51.7% from the field and 36.2% from the 3point line. Russell Westbrook is gradually improving as he puts up 18.5 points with 8.0 rebounds and 7.8 assists.
Brooklyn Nets season so far
Despite being hit with injuries and Covid-19 protocols, the Brooklyn Nets have managed to be one of the top teams in the league. The Nets have a record of 29 wins and 17 losses as the second seed in the eastern conference. Brooklyn has a record of three wins and three losses in the last six games. Nets are the fourth-best offensive team in the league while averaging 112.2 points whereas they are allowing 109.8 points as the 19th-best defence in the league.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 22, 2022
Brooklyn is missing their leader Kevin Durant who is averaging 29.3 points with 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists while shooting 52% from the field and 37.2% from the field. KD also leads the league in scoring and is on track to win his fifth scoring title. James Harden has also been great for the Nets as he is scoring 22.7 points with eight rebounds and 10 assists.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Match Prediction
The game between Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets promises to be a thrilling encounter on a packed NBA Monday night card. Los Angeles Lakers will have a slight advantage as the Nets will enter the Barclays Center without Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
But Brooklyn has defeated the Lakers on Christmas Day where James Harden scored 36 point triple-double. But still, the Los Angeles Lakers are favourites to win this matchup because LeBron James is in a form of his life as he is second in the scoring race as he puts up 28.5 points and has averaged 27.6 points, 7.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds in 58 games against the Nets in his career.
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Jan 25
Sekou Doumbouya – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 25
Kendrick Nunn – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Feb 27
Kyrie Irving – Not Injury Related – Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Nicolas Claxton – Hamstring – Expected to be out until at least Jan 25
Joe Harris – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Feb 8
Paul Millsap – Personal – Expected to be out until at least Jan 25
Kevin Durant – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Feb 24
How to watch Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets?
The Brooklyn Nets vs LA Lakers game will be televised on Spectrum SportsNet and the YES app. The match can be streamed live with an NBA League Pass as well.