Brooklyn Nets vs LA Lakers: NBA 2021 Predictions | Injury Report | Live Stream
- The NBA 2021 season is set for another high-profile clash as LA Lakers visit Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.
- The Nets are at the apex of the Eastern Conference table at 36-16, while the LA Lakers are 32-20, and fifth in the Western Conference.
- The sides met the last time in February, where the Nets emerged victorious 109-96. Will the Lakers get their revenge?
LA Lakers Current Form
The Lakers are in a tight spot at the moment. Not to forget, two of their main men, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are out. The Lakers lost their latest clash against Miami Heat on Thursday (110-104).
The Lakers were not at their best but they still did decently well at the back. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope helped by his contributions the most as he managed to win 28 points. Andre Drummond had a nice game too, while Dennis Schroder was helpful as well.
LA Lakers injuries
Anthony Davis is out due to a calf concern. Jared Dudley is sidelined due to a knee injury, while LeBron James has an ankle problem. Kyle Kuzma is out too, while Marc Gasol is struggling with his hamstring.
Brooklyn Nets Current Form
The Brooklyn Nets were handed a huge boost as Kevin Durant made his return, making a crucial appearance for his side after being a month away from injury.
The Nets beat New Orleans Pelicans 139-111, with Durant managing 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in 18 minutes.
Kyrie Irving was the face of the Nets that day, managing 24 points, while LaMarcus Alridge added 22 points too. Joe Harris and Chris Chiozza chipped in a combined 26 points to improve the Nets' record in the Eastern Conference.
They were without the services of James Harden but they still didn't look like they missed him.
Brooklyn Nets Injuries
James Harden is out of contention due to a hamstring issue. Spencer Dinwiddie has a knee concern, while Tyler Johnson and Landry Shamet are out with knee and ankle injuries respectively.
Brooklyn Nets vs LA Lakers Live Stream
The game will be available for Livestreaming on NBA TV.
The live telecast of the game can also be viewed on national television on broadcast channels like ABC, cable networks ESPN and TNT.
Brooklyn Nets vs LA Lakers Prediction
Nets are in a stronger position in the table and also, heading into this fixture. With Kevin Durant back, but it is expected that they won't rush him into games.
On the other hand, the Lakers have a point to prove. Recent games have not gone their way and they would hope to get back James and Davis at the earliest.
They will be reliant on their defense that has shown promise this season, but it may just not be enough to get them the victory. A playoff meeting between the sides is possible but as things stand, the Nets look more dominant.
Sportco predicts Brooklyn Nets to win.