Sacramento Kings vs LA Lakers Predicted Lineups

Sacramento Kings vs LA Lakers: Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s – November 26th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22

The Sacramento Kings are back on the road as they visit the LA Lakers at Staples Center on Friday. The Kings are coming off an impressive home win over the Portland Trail Blazers, while the Lakers needed an extra five minutes to defeat the Indiana Pacers.

The Kings earned their first win with interim head coach Alvin Gentry on Wednesday. They defeated the Blazers 125-121 despite De’Aaron Fox being sent off midway through the fourth quarter. Buddy Hield, Davion Mitchell and Marvin Bagley III had great starts off the bench.

Meanwhile, the Lakers won their 10th game of the season, beating the Indiana Pacers 124-116 in overtime. The Lakers improved to 4-0 in overtime this season. LeBron James excelled in the fourth quarter, hitting a dagger triple and returning his celebration of the silencer.

Sacramento Kings vs LA Lakers: Planned Lineups

Sacramento Kings
If Harrison Barnes and Richaun Holmes miss the game against the LA Lakers, Marvin Bagley III and Alex Len are expected to replace them in the starting lineup. They could team up with forward Maurice Harkless to complete the frontcourt.

De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton are the starting guards. From the bench, the Kings will likely rely on Buddy Hield to provide baskets and Davion Mitchell to interrupt players on opposing teams’ wings.

Damion Jones also played valuable minutes against the Blazers and could do the same against the Lakers on Friday. Chimezie Metu and Tristan Thompson are also options off the bench if Barnes and Holmes don’t play.

LA Lakers
The LA Lakers seem unable to develop any consistency or chemistry due to injuries. If LeBron James misses the game against the Sacramento Kings, Anthony Davis could start at center, with Carmelo Anthony at power forward.

Talen Horton-Tucker will slide into the starting small forward position, with Russell Westbrook and Avery Bradley in both guard positions to complete the starting five. Malik Monk and Wayne Ellington stretch the floor as they enter, with Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan adding size.

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