The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Staples Center. Here are three things to know:
1) DYNAMIC DUO
Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins became the first teammates in NBA history to notch at least 35 points, 14 rebounds and five assists in the same game, both filling up the stat sheet in the Pelicans’ 128-120 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Each scored 35 points and had five assists. Davis notched 17 rebounds, while Cousins grabbed 14.
2) SLOW STARTS
The Pelicans are off to an 0-2 start for the third consecutive season. The Pelicans started 0-3 en route to a 1-9 record in each of the past two years under coach Alvin Gentry. Those slow starts crippled the Pelicans’ playoff chances.
3) LOOKING AT LONZO
Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball is drawing attention from across the NBA, and he already made a statement in his second game, nearly tallying a triple-double in Los Angeles’ win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday. Ball had 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 132-130 victory.