Lakers Big Win vs Pelicans

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Dean Neal, Reporter

On Sunday March,1,2020 the Los Angeles Lakers played Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers won 122-114. Lakers All Star big man Anthony Davis didn’t play due to a sore right knee, and high flying guard Alex Caruso was out due to a sore right hamstring. The Lakers were also out another player, Lakers sharpshooter Troy Daniels was just waived by the Lakers prior to this game, this was a mutual agreement, the Lakers will work out with Dion Waiters later in the week. The Pelicans were down veteran sharpshooter JJ Redick and guard Kenrich Williams.

LeBron James and Zion Williamson put on a show for the fans last night in New Orleans. Zion having a career high in points, putting up 35 points and 7 rebounds. LeBron had 34 points, 12 rebounds, and 13 assist. This was LeBron’s 13th triple double of the year, tying his for first with Luka Doncic.

LeBron and Zion weren’t the only players who put on a show, Lakers  forward Kyle Kuzma got the start tonight, due to Davis’s injury, and put up 20 points. Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball put up 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assist.

The Lakers are now 46-13 and #1 in the Western Conference, the Pelicans are 26-34 and #9 in the West. The Pelicans are only 3 games out of the #8 spot, the Memphis Grizzlies are there now after their impressive 30 point win over the Lakers on Saturday. The Grizzlies, Pelicans, Trailblazers, Kings, and Spurs are all fighting for the 8th spot. The Pelicans hope they can get their and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2017-2018.