The Atlanta guard has been fined for an incident after Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn.
It should be an exciting matchup between the Lakers and Pacers, pitting the top-ranked Indiana offense against a top-10 Los Angeles defense. While these two teams haven't faced each other just yet, these two teams have had some close finishes in the past couple of years, and Saturday should be no different as both teams try to crown themselves In-Season Tournament champions.
The Los Angeles Lakers picked up their fourth straight In-Season Tournament victory in dominant fashion on Tuesday night as they beat the Utah Jazz 131-99. It was the Lakers’ sixth win in seven games and they finished the group stage of the tournament a perfect 4-0.
D'Angelo Russell has played in all 22 games so far this season and entered the matchup with averages of 16.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists per contest while shooting 47.9% from the field and 40.5% from the three-point range.
The Lakers are the fifth seed in the Western Conference with a 13-9 record in their first 22 games.
LeBron James scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the last semifinal spot in the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament with a 106-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Anthony Davis had 27 points and 15 rebounds and Austin Reaves scored 20 for the top-seeded Lakers, who will face New Orleans on Thursday in Las Vegas. Milwaukee plays Indiana in the East semifinal.