It was a rough night for the Los Angeles Lakers as they lost to the New Orleans Pelicans with the final score of 119-112. The Pelicans had a lead in the first three-quarters of Sunday's game against the Lakers. They had a 22-point advantage early in the second quarter. Everything about Sunday's game for the first three quarters felt like it was a blowout in the making, with an unprepared Lakers' team failing defensively and struggling to score consistently.

In the third quarter of the game, with about a minute and 30 seconds left, the Lakers created a unique unit including Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and the rookie Josh Hart.

The unit unlocked the teamwork of the Lakers as they cut out the 20-point deficit to an 11-point disadvantage at the end of the third quarter. The Lakers outscored the Pelicans for the first time in the middle of the fourth quarter with the help of the unit but didn’t last as the Pelicans outscored them and gave the Lakers their second loss of the season.

The great line-up of the Lakers

The first five of the Lakers started a bit off in the game against the Pelicans. They were lousy, lacked in energy and in defense giving their team a 22-point deficit during the game. The Lakers didn’t give up as they created a different unit from their bench players that featured Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle and Josh Hart together with one of the first five, Brandon Ingram.

It seemed weird but actually, it was great to see that the bench players were working hard for their team. This might be one of the great units for the Lakers. They gave the Lakers the energy to bounce back and knocked out the 22-point deficit.

Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 24 points with five assists and shooting 55.5 percent from the field.

Kyle Kuzma gave 20 points with six rebounds and two assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also gave another 20 points for the Lakers with two rebounds and shooting 63 percent from the field. The team averaged 48.9 percent shooting from the field, 33.3 percent in the three-point line with 17 turnovers and 43 rebounds.

New Orleans Pelicans had a great game

The New Orleans Pelicans had a great game as they defeated the Lakers with the final score of 119-112. Although the Lakers tried to put them down during the fourth quarter, the Orleans did not give up and gave the Lakers their second loss in this season. The team averaged 56.6 percent shooting from the field, 31.3 percent in three-point shooting with 18 turnovers and 50 rebounds.

Anthony Davis led his team with 27 points, 17 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. DeMarcus Cousins added 22 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists. E’Twaun Moore scored 19 points with two rebounds.