Lakers Austin Reaves (hamstring), Lonnie Walker (knee) out vs. Hawks
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Los Angeles Lakers guards Austin Reaves (left hamstring strain) and Lonnie Walker (left knee tendinitis) will miss Friday night’s home game against the Atlanta Hawks. Anthony Davis (right foot stress injury) is out indefinitely.
LeBron James (left ankle pain) and Russell Westbrook (left foot pain) are likely. Tony Brown Jr. (left quadriceps) and Damian Jones (right toe pain) are listed as questionable.
Based on some NBA betting sites, the Lakers have the 13th best odds to win the championship. Some sportsbooks show higher odds for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns.
Lonnie Walker and Austin Reaves both play the Hawks tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/WsZ0yDibp0
— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) January 6, 2023
In 36 appearances this season, Reaves averaged career-highs of 10.8 points and 2.2 assists. In addition to 3.1 rebounds per game, the guard is shooting career bests of 48.8% from the field and 36% from the arc as a sophomore.
On December 9, in the Lakers’ 133-122 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Oklahoma product posted a season-high 25 points with 25 points in 41 minutes played. He finished 9-of-15 (60%) shooting from the floor and made four 3-pointers.
Lakers guards Austin Reaves (left hamstring strain), Lonnie Walker IV (left knee tendinitis) play Hawks on Friday
As for Lonnie Walker, the fifth-year guard is averaging a career-high 14.7 points per contest. Along with 2.3 boards and 1.4 assists per game, the 24-year-old shoots a career-best 45.5% from the field and 38.4% from off the arc.
Additionally, Clint Capela is the only player out for the Hawks due to a right calf strain. Atlanta has won just four of their last 10 games. Of course, Wednesday’s 120-117 win over the Sacramento Kings eliminated a four-game slack.
Now Atlanta is 3-10 in its last 13 matchups against the Lakers. Not to mention that the team has been 1-4 ATS in their last five matches against Western Conference opponents. And the Hawks are 3-9 in their last 12 away games.
On @emoryhealthcare Injury report for tomorrow’s game against Los Angeles:
Clint Capela (right calf trunk): Out pic.twitter.com/dHaHumJOah
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 6, 2023
Meanwhile, the Lakers are 7-3 in their last 10 home games. Though Los Angeles has won just five of its last ten competitions, the team is on a three-game winning streak. Losing LeBron James and Anthony Davis, LA beat the Miami Heat 112-109 on Wednesday.
In the first matchup of the season series on December 30, the Lakers defeated Atlanta 130-121 away. LA passed the Hawks 55-41 in that meeting. James scored a season-high 47 points in that meeting.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Hawks have a 54.7% chance of defeating LA. Several sportsbooks are showing the Lakers as 2.5-point favorites at home.