Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets conclude their China 2019 with the last game of the two-game series, at
It's just a pre-season game. Nobody seems to care about it much. You can always watch the game on your television while drifting away with your mind to something more important. The results in these scrimmages seem insignificant in the build-up to the actual thing.
Maybe it was the case when Los Angeles Lakers faced Brooklyn Nets in Game-1 of the two-game tour of China. Or it was all the political drama, fueled by just a tweet, preceding the game which affected the players, or a certain team.
Maybe it was the air or the jet lag, but something was different still. Not normal.
For Lakers, the team which was almost at full strength with both Anthony Davis and LeBron James taking the court, along with experienced Rajon Rondo, managed to lose the match, despite in ascendency for the most of the time. Despite the opponents shorthanded by some margins.
But nothing can be taken away from the Nets looked, who looked impressive in their 114-111 win. Spencer Dinwiddie shone from the bench scoring a joint team-high 20 points. He was one of the six players from Nets to score in the double digits.
While LeBron James led the scoring for the Lakers with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, while Anthony Davis scored 16 points.
What competition it is? NBA Pre-season 2019
The match will be played between Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets at Shenzhen Dayun Arena, in Shenzhen, China. The arena has a capacity of 18,000.
Match Day: October 12, 2019, @ 05:00 PM IST
Sony Sports Network has the rights to stream NBA Pre-season 2019 in India. Premier members can also catch the Live-Action on SonyLiv App.
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BKN vs LAL Dream11 team News:
Los Angeles Lakers:
New summer signing Quinn Cook was held out in Friday's preseason game against Brooklyn Nets. He remains questionable due to a calf injury.
Jared Dudley also missed the game against Nets through a knee injury and is listed as a doubt ahead of this game.
While Kyle Kuzma is nearing a return following a lengthy injury lay off. But the 24-year-old former Nets forward will have to prove his match fitness before the game. Expect him to be questionable for this game.
Talen Horton-Tucker didn't play against Nets due to a foot injury.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis should clock around 20 minutes in this game.
Kyrie Irving's first game as a Brooklyn Nets player didn't go as planned as the former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar took an elbow to the face as soon as the game started and left the court after just one minute of action. He remains a doubt.
Another player who left the court with an injury was Caris LeVert. The former Indiana Pacers forward seemed to get poked in the eye by Anthony Davis. He never returned.
No other injury concerns for Nets.
While Kevin Durant remains a long-term injury absentee.
Squad for the NBA Pre-season 2019:
Los Angeles Lakers squad:
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Avery Bradley, JaVale McGee, Jared Dudley, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Zach Norvell Jr., DeMarcus Cousins, Quinn Cook, Alex Caruso, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Caroline, Demetrius Jackson, Devontae Cacok, Troy Daniels, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard
Brooklyn Nets Squad:
C.J. Williams, Kyrie Irving, Lance Thomas, Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan, Joe Harris, Henry Ellenson, Garrett Temple, Taurean Prince, Caris LeVert, Deng Adel, Jarrett Allen, John Egbunu, Dzanan Musa, Rodions Kurucs, Theo Pinson, Jaylen Hands, David Nwaba, Wilson Chandler, Nicolas Claxton
BKN vs LAL Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
Likely to feature from the bench:
BKN vs LAL Dream11 Teams:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION
Los Angeles Lakers will start the game as favorites.