LAL vs LAC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Lakers vs LA Clippers

Updated on: Oct 20, 2022 11:35 pm IST

  • LAL vs LAC Dream11

    LAL vs LAC Dream11: The NBA season has shifted to the Regular Season and already we are seeing inclusions in the injury list. This is frustrating because we have not even seen a team even three games. At any rate, the depth straight-away has been tested and some teams have shown their last season’s struggles. In this game, the Los Angeles Lakers will take on Los Angeles Clippers.

    The Lakers last played against the Golden State Warriors and lost 109:123 despite a 31 points performance by LeBron James. The Lakers received immense contributions from LeBron in terms of rebounds and assists too, but their defense once again abandoned them. The Lakers received a shock when they learned that Dennis Schroeder and Thomas Bryant both will return around late November.

    On the other hand, this will be the opening game for the Los Angeles Clippers as they enter the season with a once-again healthy Kawhi Leonard. They will fancy being a top team if the duo of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will return in full flow. Will Kawhi avoid a long-term injury here?

    Host: LA Lakers
    Visitors: LA Clippers

    Match Timing: 21 October, @ 07:30 AM
    Venue: Arena

    NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

    Not a great start
    While LeBron continued to thrive in all aspects and Anthony Davis had a big night too, the Lakers had a sour start to the season. Like last season, the Lakers didn’t receive strong defense and their three-guard starting rotation looked a bit iffy. Lonnie Walker IV had no rhythm, Patrick Beverley is still learning the system and despite an efficient night, Russell Westbrook couldn’t get a winning contribution. Kendrick Nunn keeps making case for extended minutes and I believe he should start instead of Lonnie Walker IV, who seems well suited coming fresh off-the-bench.

    They had 23 assists and 21 turnovers which makes for a rather erratic night. Seriously, this opening game was in a way reflection of the last season. Some great numbers by individual players but the result is a blowout loss. This was an embarrassing start to the season, there is no doubt about that. Will LeBron have an answer when the action turns on against the Clippers? The biggest issue is their defense, they will need more from their off-guards. The current unit looks haphazard. They need to assign suitable minutes in my opinion.

    Clippers: Exactly the type of team that can hurt the Lakers
    The Clippers are in a great mood because they have their two-way Ace Kawhi Leonard back. It is unique to have two incredible two-way players who play elite defense in the form of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard to be together. They surely are similar in many ways but injuries have hampered the duo to thrive. One thing is for sure, a 70+ games season with both of these athletes translates to at least 50 wins. And the Clippers can fancy a top finish if John Wall gets it going. This on paper looks like a great complementary trio.

    Wall’s ability to get in the paint and make passes, helps the case for Leonard and George, who will then be able to minimize iso opportunities and make sustainable cuts. Ivica Zubac can press the middle whereas Norman Powell, Reggie Jackson, Robert Covington, and Nicolas Batum in the bench must inspire confidence. The trouble is there are many players who need to create off-the-ball so the bench rotation players like Jackson and Powell may have to sacrifice touches and buy into the long-term success this season, both as a cover for injury and as productive bench players that make up one of the best benches in the league.

    Los Angeles Lakers | LA Clippers

    Games: 01| 00
    Wins: 00 | 00
    Defeats: 01 | 00

    LA Lakers vs LA Clippers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

    Los Angeles Lakers Team News

    • Dennis Schroder is OUT.
    • 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:  Damian Jones, Dennis Schroeder, Wenyen Gabriel, Damian Jones, Kendrick Nunn, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Austin Reaves, Scotty Pipper Jr., Matt Ryan, Cole Swidler.

    Los Angeles Clippers Team News

    • Reggie Jackson is PROBABLE.

    Clippers Expected Starting Five
    Wings: SF/PF: Marcus Morris | SF: Kawhi Leonard
    Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
    Guards: PG: John Wall | SG: Paul George
    BENCH: Nicolas Batum, Reggie Jackson, Robert Covington, Norman Powell, Brandon Boston Jr., Moses Brown, Amir Coffey, Michael Davoe, Moussa Diabate, Rodney Hood, Luke Kennard, Terance Mann, Xavier Moon, Juwan Morgan, Marcus Morris Sr., Keaton Wallace, Lucas Williamson.

    NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

    LeBron James(LAL)
    Points: 31
    Rebounds: 15
    Assists: 08
    Steals: 04
    Blocks: 01
    James led the Lakers in scoring, rebounding, and assists in the last game, and he again found himself on the losing side, trailing by 20+ constantly. I expect him to be in 27-34 points, 9-14 rebounds, 7-10 assists, and 1-3 steals range. LeBron can be chosen as the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-65

    Kawhi Leonard(LAC)
    Leonard has been on fire in terms of being one of the best two-way players in the world. He made significant contributions in the past and will be expected to do so again. I expect a 24-32 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40

    Anthony Davis(LAL)
    Points: 27
    Rebounds: 06
    Assists: 00
    Steals: 04
    Blocks: 01

    Davis is an exceptional scorer and rebounder but his impact has been a bit reduced lately, probably due to his lacking support on the defensive end. I expect him to be in 24-31 points, 8-13 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks/steals range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50

    Paul George(LAC)
    Off-Guard George carried the Clippers’ load last season and propelled them to at least a Play-in appearance. Now he has help and the luxury to play off-the-ball and concentrate more on defense. I expect a 26-32 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-52

    John Wall(LAC)
    Wall can act as a big-time ball-handler and he also has superb driving capabilities while also being a more-than-decent playmaker. The former All-Star can end up being in 16-23 points and 6-9 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-38

    Russell Westbrook (LAL)
    Points: 19
    Rebounds: 11
    Assists: 03
    Steals: 01
    Russell is an athletic player whose status has fallen for a few seasons but can still put in big numbers. However, his fit with the Lakers only look more questionable. I believe he will be in 20-27 points, 8-11 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45

    LAL vs LAC Dream11 Lineup Balancers

      • Ivica Zubac(LAC): Zubac is a strong rebounder, and inside finisher and remains the only big in the lineup. I expect a 8-14 points and 7-10 rebounds range.
        Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-24
      • Kendrick Nunn(LAL): Nunn had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Kendrick has constantly made a case for the starting role. I believe he will be in 15-21 points range here.
        Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-31
      • Patrick Beverley(LAL): Patrick had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Patrick is a pestering perimeter defender but shot just 1/5 and was in foul trouble all night long. I believe he will be in 7-12 points, 4-6 assists, and 1-4 steals range.
        Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
      • Norman Powell(LAC): Norman is an incredible player who can run the floor ball and is not hesitant to put up shots. I expect him to be in 14-19 points range.
        Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-23
      • Marcus Morris(LAC): Morris will probably not get as many touches as the last season and let us see how he performs here. I believe he will be in 8-13 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
        Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-20
      • Lonnie Walker IV(LAL): Lonnie had 5 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game.Lonnie is an on-and-off player and let us see if his starting role remains. I believe he will be in 12-17 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
        Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29
      • Robert Covington(LAC): How will Covington extract minutes in a loaded Forward rotation?

    LAL vs LAC Dream11 Team

    PG: J Wall, K Nunn
    SG: P Beverley, P George, L Walker
    SF: L James(SP)
    PF: A Davis(PP)
    C:    I Zubac

    Where to watch NBA Live Score?

    How will LeBron face the double bomb of Leonard and George as he and the Lakers team look to get back in the good graces of a big fanbase? This game can be accessed through the NBA League Pass, which has all the live games and their replay too. Scorers, news, and stats can be seen on the official website of NBA. The highlights can be followed on the official NBA YouTube channel.

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