Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers - Season Heats Up

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The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match will see the Los Angeles Lakers go into the next round of their matches in the league. They will play against Philadelphia at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, on March 23. Since the beginning of the year, the Lakers have been coming off some very necessary victories. This includes the victory against the Brooklyn Nets. The team also got several victories in the away games. With a good record and substantial momentum going into the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match, the Lakers will try to continue their ascent up the ranking of the Western Conference. Philadelphia is also having a good time in the league. This year, they have also recorded wins that have included one against the Orleans Pelicans. The team has strived hard to improve its overall win record.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match is the second of a series between the squads. The match will be shown nationally and locally. The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match will also be telecasted on the National Basketball Association's League Pass platform. Fans of the teams can also catch the game on the radio.

 

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Lakers Preview

 

The Lakers are standing among the top ten teams in the Western Conference. The team is also looking at getting a good playoff position and being within the range of the play-in tournament. This is not a great position for such an acclaimed basketball team to be put in. But their previous matches have gone well. Also, one of their major players, Anthony Davis, has returned. The team will now be seeking to turn things around significantly and attempt a good position in the league from here. The latest matches have also seen some great performances from LeBron James and ample support from Russell Westbrook. The top players of the team are back in action. So, there is a great chance to find out what the team can get from here. One of the main players for the Lakers in the upcoming Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match will be Anthony Davis. He is making his comeback from injury after a couple of months.

 

The big players from the team will have to step up and take responsibility to help the team emerge as one of the main contenders for the championship again. The players looked quite balanced in Davis's comeback match against the Brooklyn Nets. He has still not got his complete rhythm yet. But the first few shots showed that his shooting motion is still in good shape. The long-range shots are still an issue for the player. But it is a major step up for the team that the players are available and healthy. Another major aspect of Davis being among the team is his defensive abilities. The player got three blocks and a steal in his comeback match from injury. This is great news for the team and the fans as he will be up against Joel Embiid, who is at the peak of his powers right now.

 

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers: 76ers Preview

 

Philadelphia will go into the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match on the back of some great performances recently. They got a good record in the previous matches and have secured among the top spots in the Eastern Conference rankings. The victory against the New Orleans Pelicans saw another great outing by the superstar Joel Embiid. It was also a very high-scoring match for Tobias Harris. The team has comprehensively swept the series against the Pelicans. Heading into the next match, the Philadelphia squad will continue to be without the services of Seth Curry. The absence of the player has affected the team a lot as they got a noticeable decrease in perimeter shooting. The team shot only thirty percent of long-range shots on that night. The team will now hope to experience better contributions from their defensive duo of Tyrese Maxey and Furkan Korkmaz.

 

The team will continue to expect great things from Joel Embiid and want him to be a major contributor in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match. He has been one of the best players for the team since the start of this year. He is coming off some very good outings. He got more than forty points and thirteen rebounds in half an hour. The superstar from Cameroon led his team to yet another victory. The responsibilities put on him by the team may be a little high. But the player continues to be a very reliable contributor to the team. In the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers, he will be against another big man in the form of Anthony Davis. So, Joel will have to get his priorities right in order to dominate in the match.

 

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Previous Match

 

The previous Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match resulted in a win for Philadelphia over the Lakers. The latter was playing sans the services of LeBron on that night. Embiid scored twenty-five points and had a good game. LeBron James remains uncertain for any league match. His fitness is being checked every day to determine his feasibility for the match. In the absence of James, Davis kept the team competitive in his comeback match after missing out on more than sixteen games because of a sprained left knee. He had injured his wrist after falling at the match's beginning and required a swift trip to the locker room to get it checked and taped up. But he did not show any disturbance from the injured wrist. But the player cannot carry the team alone, and the team looked lost without him around.

 

Russell Westbrook gave up on the possession of the ball when his pass went out of bounds. The player threw a roll of tape on the TV equipment. Davis had a dunk in the next quarter to keep the Lakers within fighting distance. He also got a block on the baseline of another shot by Embiid. Davis also did well to neutralize the threat of Embiid. But other players could not come close to his performance. The durability issues of Embiid that have followed him around for his whole career were absent here.

 

Coach Doc Rivers said, "He's doing everything for us on and off the floor." Davis said, "Little sore. [James] is a big part of what we're trying to do. It sucks not having him, but it gives us a chance to see what we have without him. We definitely want to take advantage of these moments. It's always fun playing against another great big. [Embiid's] been on a tear. Putting the team on his back. We knew it was going to be a tough matchup going in." Embiid said, " I was not very good tonight, so I was happy my teammates were able to pick me up. I like to score the ball. I have a score-first mentality. If they're double- or triple-teaming, I'm going to make the right play." Rivers said about Embiid, "His conditioning, when I came in, we challenged him last year, and he took it. This year, we challenged him even more, and he's taking it up."

 

Conclusion:

 

The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match will be a great one as both the teams have some of the best players in the entire league. They will go head to head against each other in the match. Both Joel Embiid and LeBron James are playing at their top form in recent times. So, the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match could go to any side. The home-court advantage could also prove a big factor in deciding who wins the match. The Lakers still haven't found the right consistency this season. This may give an upper hand to Philadelphia in the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers match.


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