| On Dec 15, 2021 7:47 AM IST

DAL vs LAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers


LAL vs DAL Dream11: COVID-19 is doing a frustrating job of spoiling the season once again, multiple players are now placed in the health & safety protocols and you never know if a game can get canceled these days. Sigh… Anyway, in this game, the Dallas Mavericks take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Both teams are not far apart in terms of record, barely over the 50% win mark.

For Dallas, Doncic’s injury may have disrupted the rhythm a bit but the team’s defense has kept them hanging on to a decent record. The offense comes and goes but the Mavericks are a fighting unit that has some feisty options. The Mavs need to fix their scoring a bit and they will win a lot more because their defense does show up.

Lakers are not a defensive unit like the Mavericks. In fact, they have been crushed by opponents from both outside and inside. It is a bit surprising considering the athletic nature of the team but then again Russell Westbrook is not exactly known as a lockdown perimeter defenders. Unlike Dallas, Lakers’ concern is defense and if they fix that department, they can bring vitality to their season.

Host: Dallas Mavericks

Visitors: LA Lakers
Match Timing: 16 December, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Mavericks: Fight is there
Kristaps Porzingis has taken the scoring charge since Mid-November. He has contributed in the 20-24 points range consistently and has also grabbed a ton of rebounds. Meanwhile, Brunson and Hardaway figure in the identical range of 14-19 points =while Brunson also can dish 6-9 assists. Trey Burke’s 22 points outing in the last game looks encouraging, but he is not playing many minutes these days. If players like Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith can score a combined 18-22 points, that alone can bolster the current offensive setup.

Lakers: They need to win in tandem
Lakers were a better defensive unit last season with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Dennis-Schroeder as two effective perimeter defenders. This season the defense has taken a hit, and why so? First, Westbrook is not a premier defender, LeBron is a smart defender but doesn’t have the same foot speed and because the perimeter defense is weak, penetration to the paint becomes easier for opponents. The Lakers need to fix their defense more than the offense, the offense has been top-five/top-six in the league.

LA Lakers| Dallas Mavericks
Games: 28| 27
Wins: 15| 14
Defeats: 13| 13

Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Luka Doncic is OUT for this game
  • Sterling Brown
    is QUESTIONABLE for this game
  • Willie Cauley-Stein is OUT for this game

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Reggie Bullock,  SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Stretch-Four: PF: Kristaps Porzingis
Middle: C: Dwight Powell
Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson

BENCH: Moses Brown, Trey Burke, Boban Marjanovic, JaqQuori McLaughlin, Frank Ntilikina, Eugene Omoruyi, Reggie Bullock, Tyrell Terry.

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • LeBron James is PROBABLE for this match.
  • Anthony Davis is QUESTIONABLE for this match.
  • Trevor Ariza is OUT for this match.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker is OUT for this match.
  • Dwight Howard is OUT for this match.
  • Malik Monk is OUT for the match.
  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT For the match and without a timetable to return.

Lakers Expected Starting Five

Wing: SF: LeBron James
Frontline: Deandre Jordan
Guards: SG: Wayne Ellington, SG: Avery Bradley, PG: Russell Westbrook

BENCH:  Kent Bazemore, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

LeBron James(LAL)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 10
Blocks: 03
LeBron has continued to be a hassling presence for opponents and his all-around game has been at a full display once again. James has scored 30 or more in most of the encounters this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 47-62

Kristaps Porzingis(DAL)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 00
Blocks: 05
Kristaps will have to continue scoring 20+ or so due to Doncic being out. Porzingis has shown he can consistently score 20 or so and can pull down 7-13 rebounds during most games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-50

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 02

Assists: 08
Steals: 01
Without Doncic, Jalen becomes the primary playmaker for this team and he is well-adept at running the show. Brunson has usually scored in the 16-19 points and has dished assists in the 6-9 range throughout the season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36

Russell Westbrook (LAL)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Westbrook has improved his offensive efficiency compared to the beginning of the season. The guard usually hovers in the 17-22 points, 7-11 rebounds, and 7-11 assists range these days. His numbers are down compared to the last few seasons.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-\56

Tim Hardaway(DAL )
Points: 19
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Tim plays an important role for the Mavericks and his isolation scoring is much-needed for a team that can struggle offensively. Tim usually scores in the 14-19 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-32

Carmelo Anthony(LAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
After compiling multiple 20+ points games at the start of the season, fatigue is catching up to Melo who hasn’t missed games. He is usually scoring in the 10-15 points range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34


      • Avery Bradley(LAL) scooped up 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game.
      • Trey Burke(DAL ) lined up 22 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, in the last game.
      • Reggie Bullock(DAL ) hoarded 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
      • Maxi Kleber(DAL ) hoarded 3 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game.
      • Austin Reeves(LAL) scrapped 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.

LAL vs DAL Dream11 Team

PG: R Westbrook(PP), T Burke
SG: M Monk, J Brunson
SF: L James(SP), D Finney-Smith
PF: K Porzingis
C:   D Jordan

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Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.