The Los Angeles Lakers host the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center on Sunday night and we have all the information you need to watch the game!
The Los Angeles Lakers got back on track in their last game against the New Orleans Pelicans. After a tough four-game road trip in which they went 1-3 on, the Lakers got back in the win column with a solid victory over the Pelicans. Tonight, Los Angeles will look to keep up their winning ways against the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Lakers got some reinforcements back in their game, as Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo returned to the lineup. Both looked to pick up right where they left off, as Ingram scored 18 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one steal while Rondo had eight points with nine assists and four rebounds.
Starting center JaVale McGee was still sidelined with an illness and was replaced by Ivica Zubac in the starting lineup. Zubac played very well, recording a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
In addition to McGee, Tyson Chandler and LeBron James are also battling an illness. However, James and Chandler were able to get into the lineup against the Pelicans. Hopefully, the Lakers are able to get them all healthy and ready to go against the Grizzlies and their impressive frontcourt.
Memphis has All-Star Marc Gasol starting at center alongside rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. The two are a handful to deal with in the frontcourt. If McGee is sidelined once again, expect Zubac to start to give the Lakers some much-needed size in the starting five.
This is the second matchup of the season between the Lakers and Grizzlies. Los Angeles defeated Memphis on Dec. 8, 111-88 at the FedEx Forum.
Memphis will be motivated to exact some revenge on Los Angeles tonight. Not only did they lose the first matchup, that loss has put the team in a tailspin. Memphis was 15-9 heading into that game against the Lakers. Now, they are 16-16.
Will Memphis knock off the Lakers and get back on track? We will have to wait and find out. Here is all the information you need to watch the Lakers and Grizzlies face off tonight!
Date: December 23rd, 2018
Start time: 9:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. PT
Location: Los Angeles, California
Stadium: Staples Center
TV Info: FSSE-MEM, SPECSN
Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES
Live Stream: Fubo TV
Overall, this is a mismatch based on season records. The Grizzlies are only 7-10 on the road with an identical 7-10 record against the number. The Lakers are a dominant 12-4 at the Staples Center but aren’t great against the number with a record of 7-8. Someone will be getting their right win against the number tonight.
Spread: Lakers -5.5 or 6
Moneyline: Lakers between -225 and -270, Heat between +195 and +210
Total: 207 or 207.5 points
Projected Starting Lineups
PG: Mike Conley
SG: Garrett Temple
SF: Kyle Anders
PF: Jaren Jackson Jr.
C: Marc Gasol
PG: Lonzo Ball
SG: Brandon Ingram
SF: LeBron James
PF: Kyle Kuzma
C: JaVale McGee (Ivica Zubac is McGee cannot play)
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News