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Lakers face test against Pelicans' big men

(TSX / STATS) -- LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers don't have the personnel to match up well against strong post teams, and they'll face two of the best big men in the NBA when they host the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on Sunday evening.

The Pelicans (0-2) feature power forwards Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in their starting lineup. Davis, Cousins and point guard Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder were the only NBA players to finish in the top 10 in scoring and rebounding last season.

Davis averaged career highs of 28 points and 11.8 rebounds in 75 games last season, his fifth in the NBA. He also finished second in the NBA in blocked shots at 2.2 a game.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis34.0
Rebounds: Anthony Davis17.5
Assists: Jordan Crawford4.0
FG%: Anthony Davis54.5%
Steals: DeMarcus Cousins1.50
Blocks: DeMarcus Cousins4.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 115.5 (22)
Rebounds: 45.5 (18)
Assists: 24.0 (23)
FG%: 47.5% (21)
FT%: 66.7% (4)
3P%: 40.3% (19)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.5 (15)
Rebounds: 49.0 (6)
Assists: 19.0 (27)
FG%: 43.1% (21)
FT%: 74.5% (21)
3P%: 39.7% (6)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 2 0 1.000 --
Memphis 1 0 1.000 0.5
San Antonio 1 0 1.000 0.5
Dallas 0 2 .000 2.0
New Orleans 0 2 .000 2.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/16/2017 Cliff Alexander Waived
10/16/2017 Perry Jones Waived
10/16/2017 Martell Webster Waived
9/25/2017 Cliff Alexander Signed as Free Agent
9/25/2017 Dante Cunningham Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/17/2017 Alexis Ajinca Sore knee
10/12/2017 Omer Asik Illness
10/10/2017 Rajon Rondo Sports hernia
9/1/2017 Frank Jackson Right foot fracture
8/28/2017 Solomon Hill Hamstring surgery
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