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Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers meet Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans for a Play-In Tournament game that is a rematch of the In-Season Tournament semifinal.

The Pelicans finished in seventh place in the West with a 49-33 record while the Lakers finished eighth with a 47-35 record.

The winner of this game advances into the Playoffs as the seventh seed to face the No. 2 Denver Nuggets. The loser will play the winner of the No. 9 vs. No. 10 game for a shot at the eighth seed to set up a series with the No. 1 Oklahoma City Thunder.

How to watch Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans, TV channel and streaming

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Play-In Tournament will air on TNT, which can be viewed through cable TV packages or with streaming apps including YouTubeTV or SlingTV.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans start time, date and venue

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET/6:30 PM CT/4:30 PM PT on Tuesday, April 16, with the game taking place at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans injury report

Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis - back, probable; Jarred Vanderbilt - foot, out; Christian Wood - knee, out; Jalen Hood-Schifino - back, out

New Orleans Pelicans: No injuries to report

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans predicted lineups

Los Angeles Lakers: D'Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, Rui Hachimura, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans: CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson, Jonas Valanciunas

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans stats

  • The Lakers are 3-1 against the Pelicans this season, including a 133-89 blowout win by LA in the In-Season Tournament semifinal.
  • Los Angeles scores the sixth-most points per game in the NBA with 118 while New Orleans in 13th with 115.1 points per game.
  • The Lakers commit the fewest fouls in the NBA with 15.6 per game while attempting the second-most free throws with 24.2 per game; the Pelicans are 11th in fouls per game and ninth in free throw attempts per game.
  • The Pelicans are fourth in the NBA in three-point percentage at 38.3; the Lakers are eighth in that stat at 37.7 percent.
  • The Lakers play at the league's fourth-fastest pace with 100.9 possessions per game, while the Pelicans play at the league's 17th-fastest pace with 97.9 possessions per game.
  • New Orleans is fifth in the league in points per game off turnovers with 17.6, while the Lakers are ranked third in fast-break points with 17 per game and second in points in the paint with 55.6 per game.
  • The Lakers are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games; the Pelicans are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10.

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