Memphis Grizzlies vs Los Angeles Lakers: Match Preview and Predictions - 29th October 2019
Date & Time: Tuesday, 29th October 2019 (10:30 PM ET)
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Last game results
Memphis Grizzlies (1-2): 134-133 OT win against the Brooklyn Nets (27th October, Sunday)
Los Angeles Lakers (2-1): 120-101 win against the Charlotte Hornets (27th October, Sunday)
Los Angeles Lakers Preview
After starting the season with a tough loss against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers picked up back-to-back wins at home and will be looking to finish the four-game homestand with yet another win.
LeBron James has been the star for the team so far and has been playing at a very high level. After scoring a game-high 32 points in the win against the Utah Jazz, the four-time MVP backed it up with another solid performance of 20 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists for a double-double against the Charlotte Hornets.
Anthony Davis has also been putting in the work and things are looking bright right now for the Lakers. Coming off the bench, players like Quinn Cook and Dwight Howard are also making a positive impact on the team and these fringe players' performances will be crucial this season in a stacked western conference.
Key Player - LeBron James
The Lakers are one of the best teams in the NBA this year and have enough talent to make some noise in the playoffs. However, for things to pan out well, they need LeBron James at his full efficiency.
James is one of the best passers in the league and has been running the point guard position to start the season. Widely recognized as the best all-around player of all-time, James has not been the same player as he once was on the defensive end but he is still a better defender than most players in the league.
Lakers predicted lineup
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee, Avery Bradley, Danny Green
Memphis Grizzlies Preview
There are a lot of new faces on this Grizzlies roster in a new era after the departure of franchise players like Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. The Grizzlies are in rebuild mode right now and lack veterans with good playoffs experience.
There are no star players on the team and their expectations entering the season are very low. It is very unlikely they will make it to the playoffs in a western conference that is loaded with talent.
Key Player - Jae Crowder
Jae Crowder is the most experienced player on this team and fortunately or unfortunately for him, it is he who has to lead this team. Crowder has been decent so far and even had the game-winning three-pointer in their recent win against the Brooklyn Nets.
While players like Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr can still score, it comes down to how Crowder embraces the new leadership role.
Grizzlies predicted lineup
Jae Crowder, Jaren Jackson Jr, Jonas Valanciunas, Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant
Grizzlies vs Lakers Match Prediction
The Grizzlies are no match to the Lakers and things are not going to be easy for them. The Lakers just have too much firepower to steamroll the Grizzlies and expect the Lakers to go 3-1 on Tuesday in a blowout win.
Where to Watch Grizzlies vs Lakers?
Local coverage of the game can be caught on Spectrum SportsNet and FOX Sports Southeast. The game will also be broadcast nationwide on NBA TV. Additionally, you can also live stream the game via NBA League Pass.