The Lakers have to fight for the playoffs

This season hasn’t been easy for the Lakers, they’re only 12th in the conference, but only behind ninth-placed New Orleans on secondary metrics, so there’s still a lot of fighting ahead of them. In the last meeting, the team defeated the strong Golden State with a score of 113:105, the hero of the meeting was Anthony Davis, who scored 39 points. Injuries will not allow three players to enter the court, the main loss is of course LeBron James.

Memphis feels good among the leaders

Personal meetings

The teams have crossed twice this season, first the Lakers basketball players won at home – 122:121, and then Memphis won the revenge by winning at home – 121:109.

Match prediction

Even the quotes show that an interesting fight awaits us, because there is no favorite in this pair. From a tournament point of view, the Lakers players definitely need a win, they should be supported by their home crowd, and Memphis is not going to lose either, because this loss could be the third in a row in the championship. We believe that the teams are able to show productive basketball, as in the previous two games this season we are betting on over 224.5 points in total.