In the last round of the regular season of the NBA, we are waiting for a lot of confrontations, in the middle of them stands out the meeting of "New Orleans" against "Lakers". The game of these teams will take place on May 17 at 04: 00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for this meeting for you.

 New Orleans Pelicans»

 The season is not going well for New Orleans. Many games did not know the taste of winning the guests in the middle of the season, having already slipped to the very bottom of the standings. The Pelicans were unable to advance to the playoff zone, having missed the opportunity to play in the relegation meetings. Recently, New Orleans has been giving away a series of defeats, losing to Memphis, Dallas and Golden State.

Los Angeles Lakers»

The team had a lot of injuries recently, the most significant leaders, including James, were eliminated, so the Lakers players could not count on good results in past meetings. With the return of James, the Lakers began to produce confident victories, issuing a series of victories, which allows the team to continue the fight for getting into the six.  In the last match, the Lakers managed to win on the road against Indiana.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

 Pelicans-Hart (toe injury), Ingram (foot injury), Williamson (toe injury), Adams (toe injury).

Lakers - Dudley (knee injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with a victory for the Pelicans 128: 111.
  • The Lakers have an excellent streak of four consecutive wins.
  • The Pelicans have won just once in their last five games.

Forecast

The clear favorite in this confrontation looks like the Lakers, who have a more powerful selection of performers and are now in good shape. In turn, "New Orleans" has a crowded infirmary, which will not allow the team to show itself in all its glory. I think the victory will go to the guests.