Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets: Last-Minute Buzz Ahead of Friday’s Matchup

November 6th, 2015 by Laureen Irat Leave a reply »

Both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets have the opportunity to break their winless streaks on Friday night at the Barclays Center at 7:30 p.m. ET. With Week 2 of the season coming to a close, each team is in unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory and is desperate to log in its first win of the year.

The Lakers have managed to make headlines several times this past week for a variety of reasons, from verbal altercations to Kobe Bryant not really feeling himself at the moment. None of these headlines, however, have been about winning. They are going into Friday's game with an 0-4 record. 

On the offensive end, the Lakers are doing pretty well, with a team average of 106.8 points. They also have scoring options in D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson in the event that Bryant fails to find a productive rhythm.

Where the Lakers suffer the most is on the defensive end. So far this season, they rank worst in the league in points allowed per game at 116.8 points per game, per Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times. 

The Brooklyn Nets' best scoring option ...

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