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Pelicans’ top 10 home games of 2022-23: 1 vs. Lakers


There are a wide range of reasons why the Lakers are outright hated by a significant portion of the New Orleans fan base, starting with the unsightly 2019 trade request and the departure of Anthony Davis. The Davis deal itself actually gave Pelicans aficionados even more reason to wish ill for the Lakers’ future, as the multi-pronged deal included a major Southern California capital project. A lottery pick transferred from Los Angeles to Los Angeles is how Dyson Daniels was selected No. 8 overall in June by the Pelicans, who also have 2023 trade rights with the Lake’s first-round pick. Show. Add it up and it probably shouldn’t be at all surprising that the Lakers’ visit to Crescent City was voted the home game South Gulf fans are most looking forward to this winter.

Where it falls on the New Orleans calendar

The NBA again made a concerted effort in 2022-23 to reduce the number of one-game road trips teams make, creating a schedule that includes larger blocks of home and road competition. This is the case for New Orleans at the end of January and the beginning of February. Heading into the Lakers game on Feb. 4, the Pelicans have a tough three-game run in Milwaukee, Denver and Dallas. The Lakers begin a four-game homestand that continues with matchups against Sacramento, Atlanta and Cleveland.

What’s New in Los Angeles

A team that desperately needed perimeter shooting and tougher defense got much younger and more athletic on paper this offseason, executing a huge player shuffle around its big three Davis players, LeBron James. and Russell Westbrook. The most accomplished additions are veteran defenseman/irritant Patrick Beverley and scoring winger Lonnie Walker, a key contributor to the San Antonio bench. Malik Monk was the biggest departure for the Lakers, signing with Sacramento. An array of late-career veterans from last season’s team remain unsigned deep in free agency this summer.

Other matches 2022-23 between these teams

Wednesday November 2, New Orleans at LA Lakers

Wednesday, February 15, New Orleans at LA Lakers (ESPN)

Tuesday, March 14, LA Lakers in New Orleans

New Orleans record against Los Angeles last season

3-0 (1-0 in New Orleans, 2-0 in Los Angeles)

What was the Pelicans’ most memorable win in their sweep against the Lakers? A total and unilateral gutting of the Lakers on the floor of the latter in February? A memorable comeback in March after a 20-point halftime deficit in New Orleans? A dramatic three-point thriller in April that helped put the final nail in Los Angeles’ hopes of reaching the Qualifying Tournament? Difficult to decide.

After Memphis clinched the No. 1 spot in last summer’s bracket, the Grizzlies made it to the Finals this time around but were toppled by the Lakers, by a 60-40% margin. LA choked Boston in the first round 73-27%, then knocked out Minnesota by a similar buffer (75-25%).

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