BKN vs LAL Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: March 23, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
BKN vs LAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to end their four-game skid when they host a playoff hopefuls Brooklyn Nets in a regular season NBA match at Staples Center, in Downtown Los Angeles, on Saturday morning (IST).
The Showtime suffered a familiar fate as they went down against Milwaukee Bucks 115-101 in the last match.
LeBron James missed the match due to a groin injury, the same problem which kept him out for 18 straight games at the start of this year. That was the period where Lakers lost their way in the playoffs, going 6-12 in his absence.
But Bucks were without Ginnis Antetokounmpo who was rested. even then the hosts had too much in their locker as Khris Middleton and Co. rallied together to script a comfortable win in the end.
The loss was Lakers’ fourth straight negative result, and are 31-40 in the Western Conference.
Brooklyn Nets, meanwhile, are very much in the fight for the playoffs. But Kenny Atkinson’s men seemed to have hit a stumbling block of late after suffering three straight defeats.
But ended the skid with a remarkable 123-121 win over Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. D’Angelo Russell was the star of the match as he scored a double-double, season-high 44 points and 12 assists.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Lakers: W-31, L-40
Brooklyn Nets: W-37, L-36
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Lakers:
LeBron James –That’s a shame that the King won’t be in the playoffs this season. That’s not down to his form, not at all. The three-time NBA champion has still managed to rack up quite a good numbers this season, 27.5 points per game, and 8.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Kyle Kuzma – The young forward has a decent season, as he is 2nd on the list of points per game for Lakers. The 23-year-old has averaged 18.5 points per game.
De’Angelo Russell – Nets’ rise coincides with the break out season De’Angelo Russell is having with the team. The 23-year-old has managed to carve out a name for himself through various incredible performances. He is averaging a team-high 20.7 points per game and is the only Nets player to average in the 20s this season.
Spencer Dinwiddie – Has been in good form all season. He normally features from the bench but still is the 2nd best player in terms of points per game for Nets. The 25-year-old is averaging 17.4 points per game.
BKN vs LAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Injured – Lonzo Ball (ankle injury) and Brandon Ingram (arm injury) are both out for the rest of the season. Both the players are expected to start the pre-season.
Questionable – According to reports, Lebron James, who missed the last game through a groin injury, went through half of Lakers’ practice session. It means, the former Cavaliers will be evaluated before the match.
While Lance Stephenson and Tyson Chandler’s situation remains questionable.
Suspended – None.
Injured – According to reports, Allen Crabbe will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 26-year-old forward is recovering from a knee injury.
Questionable – Shabazz Napier is still suffering from an illness which kept him out of the game from the last five matches. He could play here.
Suspended – None.
BKN vs LAL Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
BKN vs LAL Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Lakers have completely bottled their campaign. The playoffs are long gone, making it one of the worst seasons for Lebron James. Lakers have nothing riding on this season now, while Brooklyn Nets have everything to play for. Their playoff position is far from secure as well.
It’s a tough call, but if LeBron plays, we think the hosts can pull off, but we are backing Nets to win the match.
NOTE: THIS BKN vs LAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.