The long Thanksgiving weekend is nearly over, and the Los Angeles Lakers host the Indiana Pacers to close out the month of Novemeber. Roy Hibbert's old squad will pay him a visit in the second half of the Lakers' back-to-back, looking to shake off the dust Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum left them in Saturday night.
Paul George's return has been nothing short of amazing. He's averaging 26.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. George's shooting jas been impressive, shooting 45.1 percent from three-point range on 6.8 attempts per game. Julius Randle's return from his broken leg may have gone smoothly, but George has seemingly come back even better than before.
The Lakers won't have an easy time scoring against the Pacers either. Indiana may have been itching to get rid of their rim protecting center in Hibbert, but it seems to be for good cause. They've gone 10-5 to start the season and are holding opponents to just 95.8 points per 100 possessions (third-best), according to NBA.com. Points don't come easily for the Lakers, and Frank Vogel continues driving one of the best defensive teams in the league.
Randle, Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russel all performed well against the Trail Blazers. Carrying some of that momentum forward would be a pleasant surprise, especially if Kobe Bryant sits out for rest after playing just over 34 minutes against Portland. Lou Williams is out as he takes time away following the passing of his grandfather.
Enjoy the game as the Lakers try to snap their longest losing streak of the season. The next time we see the purple and gold they'll be in Philadelphia taking on the 76ers as they kick off an eight-game road trip on the East coast.
Time: 6:30 p.m. PT