Lakers Lock Up No. 7 Seed With Play-in Tournament Win Over Pelicans, Setting up Rematch With Nuggets

The New Orleans Pelicans didn't need to win Tuesday's play-in competition game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

For their aggregate mind, they expected to dominate the match given their wretched trip Sunday in the standard season finale with a dependable spot in the primary round of the Western Meeting end of the season games on the line. The Lakers pummeled the Pelicans 124-108 Sunday, making a rematch Tuesday in a play-in game with the No. 7 seed in question.

The Pelicans followed up a terrible execution with a greatly improved yet lacking exhibition damaged by the late-game exit of Zion Williamson, who supported a physical issue and didn't play the last 3:13 with the game on the line.

Lakers looking to clinch No. 7 seed in play-in matchup with Pelicans – San  Bernardino Sun

The Lakers crushed the Pelicans 110-106 Tuesday, and the Lakers will play the No. 2-cultivated Denver Chunks in a first-round, best-of-7 series beginning Saturday in Denver.

While that is not an optimal matchup for the Lakers - they have lost eight sequential games to Denver, remembering a breadth for last season's gathering finals and three ordinary season games in 2023-24 - essentially the Lakers are in the principal round.

The equivalent can't be said for the Pelicans. They need to win Friday at home against the Brilliant State-Sacramento victor to get the No. 8 seed and first-round series against top-cultivated Oklahoma City.

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Williamson came to play in the wake of scoring only 12 focuses on 13 shots in Sunday's misfortune. He had a game-high 40 focuses and gathered 11 bounce back, five helps, one take and one block. He didn't get sufficient assistance, and the season finisher experience from the Lakers, particularly from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, stifled New Orleans.

James wasn't quite so great as his 28-point, 17-help, 11-bounce back triple-twofold execution Sunday, however he had 23 focuses, nine bounce back and nine helps, and Davis had 20 focuses, 15 bounce back and three blocks.

The Pelicans followed 75-57 in the second from last quarter and retaliated to make it 93-93 on a Williamson dunk with 3:53 left in the final quarter. Williamson left the game with 3:13 excess in the final quarter and went to the storage space - soon after he tied the score at 95-95.

No doubt' Davis will face the Pelicans

What's more, the Lakers went on a 9-5 hurry to take a 104-100 lead on D'Angelo Russell's 3-pointer with 51.3 seconds left. The Lakers' 14 3s on 40% shooting from that reach was a distinction producer, as well. New Orleans went only 9-for-30 (30%) on 3s. The Lakers additionally outscored the Pelicans 26-11 from the foul line and made eight back to back free tosses in the last 2:57.

Frequently Asked Questions!

Why play in tournament NBA?

Each season, the groups that got done with the No. 7-10 seeds go to the play-in design. Those groups play each other in a smaller than expected competition to figure out who the last two groups to make the end of the season games legitimate will be.

What happens if you win the play-in tournament NBA?

The champ, in any case, proceeds to confront the washout of the past series in a dominate or-return home match with the No. 8 seed available to anyone. When those games are finished and last still up in the air, the NBA End of the season games can start.

How many games to win Play-In Tournament?

In the 7 versus 8 section, the two groups just have to dominate one match to progress to the end of the season games, either against one another or in the subsequent Play-In Game. In the mean time, in the 9 versus 10 section, a group hoping to make it to the postseason would have to dominate both matches they play to progress.

Is play-in tournament 7 games?

Groups contend in a best-of-seven series and the champs advance to the following round to confront the victor of one of the other series. At last, the victors of the two meetings will confront each other in the title.

Can Lakers make playoffs 2024?

The 2024 NBA season finisher picture is coming into center. The Los Angeles Lakers turned into the main group to progress from the play-in competition into the end of the season games by outliving the Pelicans in New Orleans on Tuesday night.

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