ORLAND, FL, Sporting Alert – Following a break in the season and forced buddle due the COVID-19, the NBA season resumes tonight here in Orlando, with a pair games and both will be streamed live on TNT Network.
In the night’s opening encounter at 6:30 pm ET, the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans will take the court.
The second match-up of the night will see the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers facing off at 9:00 pm, a match-up many are predicting to be a dress rehearsal for the Conference finals.
The Jazz (41-23) will go into their clash with the New Orleans sitting in fourth-place in the Western Conference, while the Pelicans (28-36) are 10th.
Donovan Mitchell leads Utah in scoring with 24.2 points per game, while Rudy Gobert heads the team in rebounds with 13.7 per game.
On the other side, Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in scoring with 24.3 points per game, Lonzo Ball is dishing out 7.0 assists per outing and Derrick Favors in leading the club with 9.9 rebounds per game.
Utah won two of the three meetings thus far in this year’s series, but New Orleans won the last match-up 138-132 in January.
In the meantime, the battle between the Los Angles sides with see LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard is averaging 26.9 points per game and pulling down 7.3 rebounds. James, meanwhile, is scoring 25.7 points, dishing out 10.6 assists and grabbing 7.9 boards per contest this season.
Anthony Davis has also been contributing heavily so far for the Lakers.
In fact, the All-Star forward leads his ball club in points per game with 26.7 and rebounds, at 9.4.
The Season Series sees LA Clippers holding a 2-1 lead, following back-to-back wins. The Lakers won the last match-up 112-106.
Clippers are set to be without guards Lou Williams, Patrick Beverley, as well as power forward Montrezl Harrell.
For the Lakers, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are listed as day-to-day.
Davis got poked in his right eye during Saturday’s scrimmage against the Orlando Magic and did not play in scrimmage against the Washington Wizards on Monday.
He missed Tuesday’s workout session, but should be cleared to go.
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