CLE vs LAL Dream11 NBA Team Prediction, Jan 14, 2019 – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Match Timing: January 14, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
CLE vs LAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Lakers will be looking for a win when they host the worst performing team in NBA this season at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, on Monday morning (IST).
Los Angeles Lakers fell to a 95-113 away loss against Utah jazz in the last game. This was their sixth loss in the last 10 games and it’s a very bad return for a side aiming to become the true force in the west. At the moment, the Showtime are sitting at 8th in the Western Conference, only one game away from 9th placed Utah Jazz.
Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, have lost a staggering 35 games already. In fact, they are fighting against their own history at the moment. The worst season they had came in 1970-71 season when they finished with 15-67 in the regular season.
While more recently, they finished with 19-63 in the 2010-11 regular season, the first after Lebron James decided to trade for Miami Heat.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Lakers: W-23, L-20
Cleveland Cavaliers: W-08, L-35
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Kyle Kuzma – He is back now, scoring points, helping his team towards the victories. Lakers’ bad phase clearly coincides with the injuries to key players.
Kuzma is averaging 18.3 points per game this season, the 2nd best for Lakers. His season-best performance came against the Detroit Pistons, before the last match. He scored 43 points.
Brandon Ingram – The 21-year-old is one for the future. The supremely talented young man has taken his game to new heights in the last few matches, especially in the absence of Lebron James. The 2016 1st round pick is dropping 16.3 points per game, and at 18 per game in the last 10 matches. Clearly he is a player in good form at the moment.
Jordan Clarkson – It’s hard to look for positives when the season is going so badly, but Jordan Clarkson is one of those players managed to shine brightly in the darkest gloom. The 26-year-old is racking up the most points for the Cavs this seaosn, averaging 17.1 points per game. He has three scores in the 20 in his last four games coming into this match.
Collin Sexton – He has played the most games for Cavaliers this season, featuring in all 43 games. Stoll 20, the 2018 1st round pick is scoring at 14.6 points per game. He certainly has a very bright future.
CLE vs LAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Injured – Lebron James’ has made progress with his groin injury. But the former Cleveland Cavaliers star is behind the schedule and his return has been pushed back by one more week.
Rajon Rondo, meanwhile, is suffering from a finger injury and has been ruled out of this match.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
Injured – The Cavaliers continues to be without some big players.
Kevin Love may have been cleared for some Basketball activities but he is unsure as for when he would be ready to make a return to the court.
John Henson (Wrist Injury), David Nwaba (ankle injury) and Larry Nance Jr. (knee injury) all have been ruled out with their respective injuries.
In addition, JR Smith is expected to miss the game as well due to some personal reasons.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None
CLE vs LAL Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
CLE vs LAL Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
If Lakers were to snap their bad run against a hand-picked opponent, Cleveland Cavaliers would certainly have been their first choice. The 2016 NBA Champions have fallen like a house of card this season after Lebron James left them for the 2nd time in his professional career.
A win for Lakers is all we can see in this match.
NOTE: THIS CLE 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.