GSW vs LAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Golden State Warriors vs LA Lakers
Updated on: Oct 18, 2022 1:09 am IST
GSW vs LAL Dream11: “Momentum”, a word that rings supreme in the sporting world. You have the momentum, you can down the biggest giants on your day, but that is what makes the giants special, they can seize the momentum on their will but the momentum needs focus, hard work, and dedication that is unparalleled. Golden State Warriors captured the momentum last season and won the championship. The Warriors will begin their title defense in the season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Warriors have nothing to prove at this point. They are the winningest franchise of their era and except for the wing positions that has been graced by Kevin Durant at one point, the starting core has been the same. Last season, they showed that they haven’t left the scene at all
The Lakers have a left to prove. They have struggled ever since their 2020 title win and has played some of the most underwhelming basketball in the league. Last season the LeBron-led team couldn’t even make the Play-in tournament and this will be a tough year for them if Anthony Davis gets injured again. Can they make amends?
Host: Golden State Warriors
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 19 October, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Chase Center
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Warriors: Can they be stopped?
The Warriors under head coach Steve Kerr continue to accelerate the pace at which players grow. He has changed this Franchise from top to bottom. While it can be argued that he has a stacked team but no, having a stacked team isn’t enough, you need much more. The Warriors develop most of their talents after drafting them. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, James Wiseman, Kevon Looney, and Jordan Poole have all been drafted and there is no doubt that the backcourt trio of Curry, Thompson, and Poole is unmatched, largely thanks to the freedom you are granted as a guard under Kerr.
Wiggins was acquired in a trade and what a gambit he has turned out to be! He has become one of the best defenders and he can score both in iso and off-the-ball situations. The exploits don’t stop there when you consider how intimidating James Wiseman is in the paint. Seriously, this is as stacked as you can be and then you add Donte DiVincenzo! A perfect defender, a strong rebounder, and a guard with all the talent in the world. If injuries don’t derail them, I don’t see anyone stopping them at least till West Finals.
Lakers: A lot to prove
Any team that is led by LeBron James is expected to be the world beater. The Lakers haven’t been so for the last two seasons and that is not LeBron’s fault. The move to bring in Russell Westbrook has been a disaster, he just didn’t fit in at all despite being one of the most available players on the roster. Anthony Davis remains an elite Forward but he was injured way too much last season with the Lakers having no substantial big as cover for him. Some changes in the offseason were surely above-average though.
First, Dennis Schroeder is back and he has experience playing alongside Davis and LeBron. Lonnie Walker IV is a great pick-up, although it remains to be seen if he can fix the hole created by the departure of Malik Monk. Kendrick Nunn is healthy and he has been someone who can score a bunch on his day. Juan Toscano-Anderson still has a high ceiling while Thomas Bryant was a decent pick-up as a big. Still, the Lakers have their work cut out if Westbrook keeps struggling.
Golden State Warriors | Los Angeles Lakers
Games: 00 | 00
Wins: 00 | 00
Defeats: 00 | 00
Golden State Warriors vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Golden State Warriors Team News
- James Wiseman is OUT for this season.
- Stephen Curry is OUT and he may come back during the Playoffs.
- Otto Porter Jr. is a “Game-Time Decision”.
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Andrew Wiggins
Defensive anchor: PF: Draymond Green
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Klay Thompson | PG: Jordan Poole
BENCH: Moses Moody, Damion Lee, Jonathan Kuminga, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Gary Payton II, Chris Chiozza.
Los Angeles Lakers Team News
- Russell Westbrook, Dennis Schroder are Game-Time Decisions.
- Troy Brown Jr. is OUT.
Lakers Expected Starting Five
Point Forward: SF: LeBron James
Big: PF: Anthony Davis
Perimeter: PG: Patrick Beverley | SG: Lonnie Walker IV | PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Thomas Bryant, Dennis Schroeder, Wenyen Gabriel, Damian Jones, Kendrick Nunn, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Austin Reaves, Scotty Pipper Jr., Matt Ryan, Cole Swidler.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
There has no one in the league that has led the league in three-pointers by such a huge margin as Curry. He is undoubtedly the best three-point threat to grace the NBA floor and he can do much more. I expect a 25-31 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45
Anthony Davis is unstoppable as the driver to the rim and plays an All-Star-level brand of basketball. However, he continues to grapple with his injury. Here, I expect him to be in 24-34 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
Poole is a mirror image of Steph Curry and that alone means that the NBA fans can be in for a long haul of the Warriors’ championship bracket. I believe the creative scorer will be in 19-25 points and 5-8 assists range.
LeBron is in a league of his own and despite his age, he continued inserting 30+ points games last season while being a superb rebounder and playmaker. I believe he will be in 25-33 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 7-10 assists range.
Wiggins made the All-Star team last season and he will once again be a huge factor on both ends of the floor. I believe he will be in 16-22 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
Westbrook is QUESTIONABLE for this game and he continues to be held responsible for Lakers’ woes which seems a tad bit unfair to me. Yes, sure, he hasn’t played a high-level of basketball but he is still an exciting player to watch.
GSW vs LAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- Klay Thompson(GSW): Klay hasn’t played a full season for some time. And well, in the NBA landscape these days, even playing a 80% season is like full season. He will hope to play a full season. I believe he will be in 18-25 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
- Lonnie Walker IV(LAL): Lonnie was big gambit in the offseason but he can pay off as a strong scorer. I expect a 14-19 points range here.
- Patrick Beverley(LAL): Patrick can still play effective defense and the Lakers missed that dearly last season. I expect a 8-12 points, 5-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range here.
- Draymond Green(GSW): Draymond is an elite defender who can pretty much guard all positions while giving terrific rebounding and playmaking. I expect him to be in 6-12 points, 6-10 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
- Dennis Schroeder(LAL): Dennis is a top-notch scorer and playmaker off-the-bench. I believe he will be in 15-22 points and 6-9 assists range.
- James Wiseman(GSW): James is a strong player inside who can finish strong and also block shots. I believe he will be in 13-19 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
- Kendrick Nunn(LAL): Kendrick is a phenomenal scorer and can play a huge role. I believe he will be in 10-16 points range.
GSW vs LAL Dream11 Team
PG: S Curry(PP), K Nunn, J Poole
SG: P Beverley
SF: A Wiggins
PF: A Davis(SP)
C: K Looney, J Wiseman
Where to watch NBA Live Score?
Opening night can’t be more exciting as LeBron takes on Curry, the two most famous names, what show will go on here? This match will be available on the NBA League Pass where all of the NBA action is here. To know the highlights, go to the official NBA channel on YouTube. To know the scores, go to the official website of the NBA.