LA Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction and Preview: NBA 2020-21
Two of the biggest names in the NBA, LA Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers are set to go head-to-head on the 26th of March 2021.
LA Lakers Current Form
The La Lakers aren't in the best of shape, with a string of losses recently and several players out injured. Lakers will be without the services of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
However, these are just the big names, the team will also be without Marc Gasol and Jared Dudley. The defending NBA champions will have to make sure that they turn up the best versions of themselves on Friday to avoid remorse.
Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harell, and Kyle Kuzma have held the team and they will have to do it for some more time until they get their stars back.
They have slipped down to the 4th spot in the Western Conference charts and nothing less than a win would aid them.
LA Lakers Predicted Lineups: Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Markieff Morris, Montrezl Harell.
Philadelphia 76ers Current Form
The 76ers have had some casualties too. However, they have responded to it in a much better fashion. Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons have been the key men in these arduous times, the latter producing 22 points and eight rebounds, averaging very well in rebounds and steals too.
In Seth Curry's absence, Tony Bradley stepped up too and his latest 18-point double-double is likely to earn him another start in this high-profile match.
Joel Embiid's out too and Furkan Korkmaz is likely to replace him but against an injury-ridden Lakers side, the gamble could pay off.
Philadelphia 76ers Predicted Lineups: Ben Simmons, Furkan Korkmaz, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Tony Bradley.
LA Lakers vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction
The sides have some match-defining players out and just like last time, with James and Davis out, Philadelphia could take the driver's seat quite comfortably. LA Lakers would want to avoid that and they surely have a statement to make.
However, the fans still hope that they get to watch a tight affair. Sportco predicts the LA Lakers to win tomorrow's match against the 76ers.