On Thursday, the Lakers have a chance to build a winning streak, visiting the
New Orleans has struggled with injuries this season.
At 23.0 points and 10.3 rebounds a game, Davis has helped his team climb to within five games of the eighth-place
Davis is the better defender between the two.
The Pelicans also have
Coach Byron Scott turned to Black with Brandon Bass as the backup big men in the win over the Timberwolves. If Black is unable to go, and with Nance out, Ryan Kelly would likely get backup minutes at power forward.
D'Angelo Russell will match up against the more experienced Holiday.
The Lakers have a real shot to win two in a row, especially with the Pelicans playing on back-to-back nights, but the Lakers are too inconsistent to be counted on for the victory.