Lakers rush their options to avoid play-in at NBA Saturdays

The Angels Lakers (40-30) live an unexpected regular season finale, caused by the absences of their two great stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, in which they fight to escape from some ‘play-in’ positions that would deprive them of rest before the ‘playoffs‘and whose options go through defeating Indiana
Pacers (33-37) in the ‘NBA
Saturdays‘this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. CEST.

This initiative of the North American basketball league, which also includes the ‘NBA
Sundays‘, consists of broadcasting matches in European prime time to get closer to the fans of the Old Continent. For the first second half of the season, 20 games are scheduled.

The inclusion of the ‘play-in’ format for the last two places that give access to the ‘playoffs’, which has already been tested in the bubble of Orlando, is giving a boost to a regular season that reaches its final two days with a lot at stake.

This system will face those classified between the seventh and the tenth place. The winner of the match between the seventh and the eighth will go to the qualifying rounds for the title as seventh classified, while the loser will have to play it against the winner of the duel between the ninth and the tenth to occupy the last place of the ‘playoff‘. Everything to a game.

And in this position are the Lakers. The current champions are seventh in the conference mid-game of Portland
Trail
Blazers for escaping from the ‘play-in’. The franchise of Oregon faces the Nuggets, conference quarters, on Sunday, while the Los Angeles franchise visits the Pacers and the Pelicans.

Matches for which the presence of Lebron Y Davis is not confirmed. The former reappeared last week after overcoming the longest injury of his career, a sprained ankle, but suffered two games later and has been absent ever since. For his part, the power forward, who has been out for more than a month due to discomfort in the Achilles tendon, is doubtful due to adductor problems.

Possible absences that complicate your goal of getting out of the ‘play-in’. Also, in this’NBA
Saturdays‘face some Pacers who are in the heat of struggle to ascend from the ninth to the eighth position of the Conference East. Position, despite the continued injuries the team has had, achieved thanks to the excellent level of the former Unicaja de M├ílaga player Maids
Sabonis -20.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per night-.

The match to be played in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse from Indianapolis will begin at 7:00 p.m. CSET and can be seen live through the platform NBA League Pass, where you can follow all the matches of the season.

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