Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets will face off against each other. This fixture could be a preview of the potential 2021 NBA Finals matchup. Both sides have immense talent and are eyeing to clinch the title.
However, in the upcoming matchup, both the teams won’t be at their full strength. Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant have been sidelined due to injuries and will miss the game. However, fans will get to witness LeBron James going against Kyrie Irving and James Harden.
Which team will be victorious? We will find out in a few hours.
Mychal Thompson tweets about Lakers’ Jared Dudley
While the game won’t have KD or AD in action, Thompson joked about Dudley filling in the void. He tweeted:
“Tomorows Laker Nets game…No AD no KD but we WILL hav JD…Jared Dudley.”
Dudley, being the fun guy he is, took this joke with open arms. He replied to Thompson’s tweet by saying:
The Lakers might just very well give Dudley a few minutes in the game, as they are a little shorthanded prior to the game. Regardless, the game has all the ingredients to be a thrilling contest between the two league juggernauts.
Can the Lakers defend their championship?
After winning the NBA Championship in the Orlando Bubble, the purple and gold finally ended their decade long championship drought. LeBron James and Anthony Davis proved their worth as one of the best duos in the league.
This season, Laker fans would expect more of the same from the team. Despite adding many new players to the roster in the offseason, the Lakers are off to a blazing start this season. They are 22-7 so far and will be looking forward to registering their 23rd victory of the season.
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