At the start of the year, this matchup would have featured names like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, and Russell Westbrook…
If the game happens now, the Nets would still at least have Harden.
The Nets have been one of the teams hit the hardest by health and safety protocols.
They have had their last three games postponed because of that and there are still questions swirling around the Christmas game in Los Angeles.
The Nets are currently the top team in the Eastern Conference, however they have had quite a few games against weaker opponents.
This isn’t meant as a shot at them, because you obviously have to play the teams on the schedule, but this team is tough to read as to how they’d match against some other top teams right now.
The Lakers have had their own struggles as they have now lost four in a row going into this Christmas matchup.
They have also found themselves in a situation where they are having to put new players into rotations on a nightly basis, which makes it very hard to develop any chemistry and continuity.
Assuming this game stays on the schedule, fans can expect to see a lot of players they maybe have not gotten a chance to see before.
The prediction for this uncertainty: Brooklyn comes away with a 104-97 victory.
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