Match Timing: March 30, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
CHA vs LAL DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Charlotte Hornets can make it five wins in a row when they face Los Angeles Lakers on the road in a regular season NBA match at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, on Saturday morning (IST).
LeBron James’ arrival in Los Angeles was seen as a catalyst for the Lakers. Not only it was expected that the Showtime would be ending their playoff barren run when a genuine tilt at the most prestigious prize was not out of their grasp considering how the King almost single-handedly made an average Cleveland Cavaliers a genuine threat in the Eastern Conference.
Though Lakers started the season with a couple of defeats, LeBron's effect was soon evident as the 16-time Champions soon pulled together wins to sit at fourth in the Western Conference at one point in the season.
But LeBron suffered an untimely groin injury on the Boxing Day fixture against Golden State Warriors. That was it. The pinprick moment. It changed the fortunes around for Luke Walton and his troops.
The Lakers went 6-12 in his absence, robbing the team of all its momentum and as well as a place in the top-8.
The effect was too grave as even LeBron's return couldn't propel the team into action.
As things stand, the Showtime are 11th with a 33-42 record in the regular season.
Lakers lost their last game 115-100 against Utah Jazz.
Charlotte Hornets, meanwhile, are in the midst of a season-defining phase as they chase a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. As things stand, they are 10th on the table with a 35-39 record.
With just 8 games remaining in the regular season, Hornets must continue to win games to have any chance of making the postseason. The eighth places Orlando Magic are one and a half games away from them. It's certainly bridgeable but a few more negative results may put the target beyond the grasp.
But Hornets are in a very good form at the moment, on a four-game winning streak
It shows a lot about the team's character if you look that they have beaten Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs in the last three matches.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Lakers: W-33, L-42
Charlotte Hornets: W-35, L-39
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Lakers:
LeBron James – Charlotte will hope that he doesn't play here because if the King always makes an impact. However, James is playing under a minutes restriction, is he may not be as effective he could be. Plus, the four-time MVP is a doubt as well for the match having sat out the game against Jazz. The three-time NBA champion is averaging 27.4 points per game.
Kyle Kuzma – This season he has managed to carve out a name for himself. Certainly, during that time when LeBron James missed the matches, he showed his true leadership skills as he averaged more than 25 points per game. He is averaging 18.7 points per game this season.
Kemba Walker – If there is one player who could in the “most underrated player in NBA”, Kemba Walker my just walk out as a clear-cut winner. He has been quite phenomenal all season and was duly rewarded with an All-Star call-up. The 28-year-old is averaging a team-high 25.2 points per game and 5.9 assists per game.
Jeremy Lamb – Normally features from the bench but still boasts the team’s 2nd best points per game stats for Hornets. The 26-year-old shooting guard is scoring at 15.1 points per game.
CHA vs LAL DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Injured – Both Lonzo Ball (ankle injury) and Brandon Ingram (shoulder injury) are out for the rest of the season. So they won’t be featuring here.
Questionable – LeBron James is being used sporadically Lakers’ playoff hopes were sealed. He sat out the last game as well and remains a doubt.
Tyson Chandler (illness) and Josh Hart (knee injury) are both questionable and will be evaluated before the match.
Suspended – None
Injured – Cody Zeller is expected to miss the game due to a knee injury.
Questionable – Nicolas Batum is still suffering from an illness and will be monitored before the match.
Suspended – None.
CHA vs LAL Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
CHA vs LAL DREAM11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Charlotte Hornets are on a roll and that’s not an exaggeration. They have beaten some of the big teams in the last few games and we back them to extend their winning streak against a struggling Los Angeles Lakers.
A win for the visitors.
NOTE: THIS CHA 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.