Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Matchup Preview (11/08/2021)
By Max Heering
The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the surprises of the NBA season. They do not have a strong defense, but they have a quick and fast offense led by LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges. They also have veteran Gordon Hayward guiding them. The Hornets are coming off a crushing 140-110 loss to the Sacramento Kings. They were outshot entirely by the Kings in that game. LaMelo Ball scored 24 points with 13 assists, and Gordon Heyward led all Hornets in scoring with 25 points.
The 5-5 Los Angeles Lakers have struggled to hit their stride. They have been playing without Lebron James, and it has been noticeable. In addition, they are coming off a 105-90 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. The whole Lakers team struggled to score in that game, and no player scored 15 points or more. Their veteran team has not figured out to get it together and string some wins together.
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Hornets vs. Lakers Predictions
Both of these teams are playing games on Sunday, so they will not be well-rested. In addition, the Hornets and Lakers are not known for playing a lot of defense. The difference is that the Hornets are a young team with a quick offense that shoots the ball a lot. On the other hand, the Lakers are the oldest team in the NBA with a slower-paced offense.
This game will have very little defense and will be a shootout. The team that will win will be the team that shoots better. That team will be the Hornets. The Hornets will also have to push the pace and outrun the Lakers. There is a very clue blueprint to beating this Lebron Jamesless Lakers team.