Los Angeles Lakers schedule and predictions

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Los Angeles Lakers schedule today: Friday, December 3

GameTime (EST)TV
vs Los Angeles Clippers10:00 PM ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • Point spread: TBD
  • Moneyline: TBD
  • Over/under: TBD
  • Sportsnaut prediction: Clippers 110, Lakers 104

LeBron James missed Tuesday’s Pistons game as he goes through COVID protocols. It’s possible the Space Jam: A New Legacy star may miss this Clippers matchup as well. The Lakers are one of the better scoring teams in the NBA, averaging over 111 points per game (5th in NBA), but if they don’t have LBJ, they may not be able to overcome a Clippers team allowing the fifth-fewest points per game (103.6). Expect a close battle, but Paul George will come up victorious in the end.

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Los Angeles Lakers roster and stats

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  • Record: 12-11, 8th in Western Conference
  • Offense: 5th in scoring, 23rd in rating
  • Defense: 27th in scoring, 15th in rating
  • Sportsnaut defensive ranking: 28th

Los Angeles Lakers depth chart

  • Guard: Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Nunn (injured)
  • Guard: Talen Horton-Tucker, Kent Bazemore, Malik Monk, Austin Reeves, Avery Bradley
  • Forward: LeBron James, Wayne Ellington
  • Forward: Anthony Davis, Carmelo Anthony, Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza (injured)
  • Center: DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard

The Lakers currently have two players sidelined to injury, and LeBron James out until he submits two negative COVID tests. They have yet to see their lineup at full strength, with two of their offseason acquisitions in Nunn and Ariza still out indefinitely.

Los Angeles Lakers schedule: Remaining December games

DateOpponentTime (EST)TV
Friday, Dec. 3vs Clippers10:00 PM ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet
Tuesday, Dec. 7vs Celtics10:00 PM TNT, Spectrum SportsNet
Thursday, Dec. 9@ Grizzlies8:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Friday, Dec. 10@ Thunder8:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Sunday, Dec. 12vs Magic9:30 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Wednesday, Dec. 15@ Mavericks7:30 PMESPN, Spectrum SportsNet
Friday, Dec. 17@ Timberwolves8:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Sunday, Dec. 19@ Bulls3:30 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Tuesday, Dec. 21vs Suns10:00 PMTNT
Thursday, Dec. 23vs Spurs10:30 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Saturday, Dec. 25vs Nets8:00 PMABC/ESPN
Tuesday, Dec. 28@ Rockets8:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet
Wednesday, Dec. 29@ Grizzlies8:00 PMNBA TV, Spectrum SportsNet
Friday, Dec. 31vs Trail Blazers10:30 PMNBA TV, Spectrum SportsNet

The Los Angeles Lakers schedule for December includes a three-game road stretch in which they cover a lot of distance, starting Dec. 15 against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks and ending Dec. 19 against the Zach LaVine-led Chicago Bulls. The Lakers play on Christmas Day against James Harden and Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets in a game that’s sure to feature well over 220 points.

As expected, the Lakers will be heavily featured on national television as the season progresses. Starting in December, they have 33 nationally-televised broadcasts. That includes seven consecutive in February, starting and ending with games against the Golden State Warriors on ABC.

Six of the Lakers’ final seven regular-season games are also going to be nationally televised with their April 7 outing against Golden State on TNT. This could end up deciding the Pacific Division race after the two battled in the play-in tournament a season ago.

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Los Angeles Lakers schedule results

DateGameGame infoRecord
Tuesday, Oct. 19Warriors 121, Lakers 114WATCH0-1
Friday, Oct. 22Suns 115, Lakers 105WATCH0-2
Sunday, Oct. 24Lakers 121, Grizzlies 118WATCH 1-2
Tuesday, Oct. 26Lakers 125, Spurs 121 (OT)WATCH2-2
Wednesday, Oct. 27Thunder 123, Lakers 115WATCH2-3
Friday, Oct. 29 Lakers 113, Cavaliers 101WATCH 3-3
Sunday, Oct. 31Lakers 95, Rockets 85WATCH4-3
Tuesday, Nov. 2Lakers 119, Rockets 117WATCH5-3
Thursday, Nov. 4Thunder 107, Lakers 104WATCH5-4
Saturday, Nov. 6 Blazers 105, Lakers 90WATCH 5-5
Monday, Nov. 8Lakers 126, Hornets 123 (OT)WATCH6-5
Wednesday, Nov. 10Lakers 120, Heat 117 (OT)WATCH 7-5
Friday, Nov. 12Timberwolves 107, Lakers 83 WATCH7-6
Sunday, Nov. 14Lakers 114, Spurs 106WATCH8-6
Monday, Nov. 15Bulls 121, Lakers 103WATCH8-7
Wednesday, Nov. 17Bucks 109, Lakers 102WATCH 8-8
Friday, Nov. 19Celtics 130, Lakers 108WATCH8-9
Sunday, Nov. 21Lakers 121, Pistons 116WATCH9-9
Tuesday, Nov. 23Knicks 106, Lakers 100WATCH9-10
Wednesday, Nov. 24Lakers 124, Pacers 116 (OT)WATCH10-10
Friday, Nov. 26Kings 141, Lakers 137 (3OT)WATCH10-11
Sunday, Nov. 28Lakers 110, Pistons 106WATCH11-11
Tuesday, Nov. 30Lakers 117, Kings 92WATCH12-11

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