The Los Angeles Lakers extended their Winning Streak to five games as they beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 108-96 on Tuesday night. Metta World Peace led his team with 18 points, all in the second half. Jordan Clarkson and Brandon Ingram scored 15 points each while David Nwaba scored 14 points for the Lakers. The Laker's winning streak is their longest in four years. Lakers coach Luke Walton stated, “Part of it was for Metta, but it’s fun to coach these guys when they’re playing the way they’ve been playing the last few weeks,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

Los Angeles played without D’Angelo Russel, who had to go home to Louisville because of his grandmother’s death on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Pelicans have lost their 5th straight game without Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The former has a sore left knee while the latter is sidelined with heel tendinitis. Cheick Diallo scored 19 points for the Pelicans.

The 37-year-old Lakers veteran

World Peace played his 840th career NBA start and made four 3-pointers that thrilled his younger teammates down the stretch. He made his first 3-pointer in the third quarter and made three more in the fourth. The veteran has not made any announcement regarding his retirement. However, if this was his last home game as a Laker, he certainly went out in style as he received a standing ovation from the crowd.

The former Ron Artest did not score during the first half of the game, but he managed to get two steals that moved him past Ron Harper for the 22nd place in NBA history in terms of overall career steals.

Before he became World Peace

In 2009, World Peace joined the Lakers and quickly became a critical part of the team. He made a crucial 3-pointer down the stretch of Game 7 during the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

The Lakers won their 16th NBA championship that year. World Peace stayed with the Lakers until 2013 and spent the next two years in New York, China, and Italy. He joined the Lakers again in 2015. This NBA season, World Peace made the Lakers’ roster to be the veteran mentor for the team's younger squad. This is quite ironic for a person who was given the longest suspension in the NBA for a violent confrontation with players and fans during a Pacers-Pistons game back in November 2004. Do you think Metta World Peace will retire after this season? Let us know what you think and comment down below. Don’t forget to like and share this article.