The Lakers' impressive defensive performance in Friday's 112-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans bodes well for the team moving forward.
Dennis Schroder showcased his infectious energy and defensive prowess in helping fuel the Lakers' 112-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans (4-7, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (5-8, 14th in the Western Conference) Sacramento; Sunday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans heads into the matchup against Sacramento after losing five games in a row. Sacramento finished 31-41 overall and 16-19 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Kings gave up 112.1 points per game while committing 22.2 fouls last season. New Orleans went 30-42 overall and 18-30 in Western Conference play during the 2019-20 season. The Pelicans averaged 115.8 points per game while allowing opponents to score 117.1 last season. The matchup Sunday is the first meeting this season between the two teams. INJURIES: Kings: Jahmi'us Ramsey: out (groin), Hassan Whiteside: out (hip), DaQuan Jeffries: out (left ankle). Pelicans: Lonzo Ball: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press