San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction & preview 12.01.17
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The Lakers were 10-10 in backward November, with the air of a spry, adolescent aggregation headed for a decidedly acknowledged season. They were accepting acceptation contributions from a amount of guys, including apprentice bouncer D’Angelo Russell, able big man Julius Randle and bank scorer Lou Williams.
That’s if their division began to unravel, as they promptly absent eight straight. Since then, Luke Walton and aggregation accept won just 5 of their endure 14 games.
Both San Antonio and LA will be beginning off a accident branch into tonight’s matchup. The Spurs alone a attenuated 109-107 accommodation to Milwaukee Tuesday night, while the Lakers were destroyed out 108-87 by Portland the aforementioned day.
The Spurs will try to advanced the Lakers to a second-straight accident and, if this division is any indication, that’s what should happen. San Antonio’s suffered after losses just already this division (in aboriginal November) and, a lot of recently, responded to an OT accident to Atlanta with a 110-82 thrashing of Toronto two canicule later.
The aforementioned can’t be said of the Lakers. As ahead mentioned, they alone eight beeline amateur in aboriginal December, and they are 4-6 over their endure 10 games. Los Angeles’ accident to Portland Tuesday night saw it out-rebounded 50-38, and the Russell/Nick Adolescent bike accumulated for just 17 points.
The Los Angeles Lakers hit the alley to yield on the San Antonio Spurs for a Thursday night contest. On Nov. 18, the Spurs exhausted the Lakers 116-107. LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 23 credibility apiece. Los Angeles has won three of their endure 5 amateur and San Antonio has won four of five. The Lakers counterbalanced advance is led by Louis Williams who is averaging 17.7 credibility off the bench. Leonard leads the Spurs with averages of 24.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.9 steals. Los Angeles is 18th in the alliance in credibility (104.9 ppg) and San Antonio is 10th in breach (106 ppg)
The Lakers did a abundant job befitting the bold abutting through the aboriginal bisected of action, as both teams went into halftime afar by just two credibility (57-55 for Los Angeles.)
But advancing out of the breach the Lakers just didn’t attending like the aforementioned team. They connected giving up credibility at will to the Portland Trail Blazers through the additional bisected of play.
Portland outscored L.A. 53-30 through the final two abode of action. An because of that, Los Angeles wasn’t able to get themselves aback into the game.
However, the acceptable affair is they get addition adventitious at accretion in their next outing.
With San Antonio traveling up adjoin L.A. the Lakers bigger be accessible to play with a top activity through the abounding four abode action, because if they don’t, San Antonio is traveling to yield the advance early, and not attending aback all game.
The San Antonio Spurs had one of their affliction fourth abode of the division endure game, as they came up with on the accident end of a 109-107 credibility accident to the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks.
Despite missing their brilliant advanced Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks were still able to cull off a huge upset, and a ample allotment of that was due to the play of Michael Beasley.
The above additional all-embracing aces had 28 credibility on the night, as he tore up the Spurs all game. San Antonio just had no acknowledgment to endlessly B-Easy, and because of that the Bucks connected benumbed the hot duke and agriculture him the ball.
But if they achievement to exhausted an even worse L.A. Lakers roster, they can’t acquiesce opposing players to go off on them. Especially role players like Michael Beasley.