Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets: will the teams show their best skills?
Lakers vs. Brooklyn: Preview and Prediction for the NBA match (February 19, 2021)
Los Angeles Lakers
We are offering a prediction for the fight between the conference tops since the "Lakers" will host "Brooklyn" on February 19 at the "Staples Center" arena. What to expect from the confrontation? Find it out below.
Los Angeles Lakers
For a long time, the "Lakers" have not been able to catch up with the leader of the West, "Utah", although they are still considered one of the main contenders for the championship. The team continues to perform steadily.
The "Lakers" recently underestimated "Denver" and lost in an away match (105-122), though after that they quickly rebuilt and prevailed over "Minnesota" (112-104) without any problems. The team performs without Anthony Davis, as the star forward was out of action for two to three weeks due to an Achilles injury.
Frank Vogel's wards will face a tough test in the next match, as "Brooklyn" is visiting, but one of the leading clubs in the Eastern Conference also has problems with the squad, so the competitors are in almost equal conditions.
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The "Nets" have already climbed up to second place in the standings; only "Philadelphia" is ahead. The team is doing well with the task, although there is nothing surprising here because the management has brought together James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant in one place.
By the way, we will not see the latter on the floor, since the 32-year-old forward has a mild left hamstring strain. Despite this, "Brooklyn" managed to fight "Phoenix" in the previous match (128-124). James Harden has once again shown his professionalism by issuing a double-double.
Bookmakers have given the "Nets" the status of an outsider, but taking into account the spirit and shape that the team has gained recently, it is clearly not necessary to underestimate Steve Nash's guys.
The "Lakers" are the current champion and are playing accordingly to their status, that is, they keep the high class. Everyone knows how Frank Vogel's team is able to tune in to key meetings, especially since LeBron James is in good shape.
This season "Brooklyn" breaks almost everyone, as this is the result that management and fans expect from the team. The "Nets" will play without Kevin Durant, but there are James Harden and Kyrie Irving, so the guests won't just give up. In our opinion, a productive and entertaining meeting awaits us, because no one plans to concede.
Our prediction is a total of over 237.5 points with the odds of 2.05 on 1xbet.