Los Angeles performs Indiana within the 3-game profitable streak
Los Angeles Lakers (40-30, seventh in the Western Conference) versus Indiana Pacers (33-37, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will try to continue its winning streak in three games with a win over Indiana.
The Pacers are 13-22 at home games. Indiana is runner-up in the NBA with 27.3 assists per game, led by Domantas Sabonis with an average of 6.7.
The Lakers left home 19-15. Los Angeles is 19-10 if it wins the sales battle with an average of 15.3 sales per game.
The two teams play for the second time this season. The Lakers defeated the Pacers in their final match on March 12 with a score of 105-100. Kyle Kuzma led Los Angeles with 24 points and Malcolm Brogdon approached Indiana with 29 points.
TOP PERFORMER: Sabonis averages 20.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists for the Pacers. Doug McDermott averages 15.7 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 58.0% in his last 10 games for Indiana.
Andre Drummond shot 53.5% and averages 11.9 points with the Lakers. Kuzma averaged 12.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in their last 10 games for Los Angeles while shooting 47.4%.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Pacemaker: 4-6, averaging 122.3 points, 43.9 rebounds, 30.5 assists, 7.9 steals, and 7.1 blocks per game while 49.8% is shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 121.3 points at 47.3% shooting.
Lakers: 5-5, averaging 107.7 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.3 steals, and six blocks per game, while 46.7% are shot from the field. Your opponents averaged 109.4 points at 47.2% shooting.
INJURIES: Pacers: Edmond Sumner: out (knee), Caris LeVert: out (knee), TJ Warren: out for the season (foot), Myles Turner: out (toe), Jeremy Lamb: out (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: out (hamstring), Aaron Holiday: out (toe).
Lakers: LeBron James: day by day (ankle), Jared Dudley: out (knee), Dennis Schroder: out (calf), Alex Caruso: day by day (foot), Anthony Davis: day by day (adductor).
The Associated Press created this story using Sportradar technology and data provided by Data Skrive.
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