New Orleans Pelicans (4-6, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-3, first in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will try to keep its four-game win streak going when the Lakers take on New Orleans.
Los Angeles went 52-19 overall and 25-10 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Lakers allowed opponents to score 107.6 points per game and shoot 44.8% from the field last season.
New Orleans went 30-42 overall and 18-30 in Western Conference action during the 2019-20 season. The Pelicans gave up 117.1 points per game while committing 21.2 fouls last season.
The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.
INJURIES: Lakers: Wesley Matthews: out (achilles), Jared Dudley: out (calf).
Pelicans: Eric Bledsoe: out (eye), Zion Williamson: out (health and safety protocols), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).