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January 9, 2019
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DET vs LAL Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

DET vs LAL Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Detroit Pistons

MATCH DETAILS:
Match Timing: January 10, 2019, @ 09:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
Capacity- 21,000

DET vs LAL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Los Angeles Lakers can win two games on the trot for the first time in LeBron James’ absence when they host Detroit Pistons in an NBA match at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, on Friday morning (IST).

Los Angeles Lakers:
Finally, the Showtime came good in an NBA match without the help of Lebron James. The Lakers have been too brittle, failing to beat the less-fancied teams, ever since the former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar suffered a groin injury during the 101-127 win over Golden State Warriors.

After the last game, Lakers’ head-coach indirectly criticised both Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, questioning their work rate and intensity in the game. The players seemed to have taken on their chin as Lakers, especially Ingram and Ball, popped up with one of their best performances of this season so far as Lakers ended their three-game skid with a 97-107 win over Dallas Mavericks.

Ingram dropped a game-high 29 points in the match and added six assists to his efforts, while Lonzo Ball contributed with the 21 points, 5 assists and 7 rebounds. Michael Beasley shone from the bench as he scored 13 points in his 9 minutes blitz.

With the win, Lakers remained 8th in the Western Conference, but importantly, they are four games better than 9th placed Minnesota Timberwolves.

Also, their stats should improve in the next couple of weeks as Lebron James is expected to come back from the injury. In addition, the 16-time NBA champions will be playing 7 times in the next 10 games in NBA.

Detroit Pistons:
The results have gone south for the Detroit Pistons in the last few weeks. The once legitimate candidate for the NBA playoffs from the Eastern Conference now find themselves sitting outside the top-8 and at 9th with a 17-21 record, two games away from 8th placed Charlotte Hornets.

The last time, Pistons lost 107-119 to San Antonio Spurs, their 2nd on the trot and a whopping 14th in the last 18 matches coming into their next encounter against the Los Angeles Lakers. So it’s clear that the rot is too deep and the cumulative efforts are needed to dig the team out of its current apathy.

However, Detroit had Spurs on the ropes earlier in the game as they led 17-9 in the first quarter. But two quick timeouts in the span of just 20 seconds in the first quarter from Gregg Popovich was enough to propel his players into action and Spurs rallied a 23-2 run and ended the half at 59-51.

Pistons could never chase down the visitors who had five players scoring in the double digits, led by DeMar DeRozan (26 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds) and LaMarcus Aldridge (25 points, 2 assists and 6 rebounds).

For Pistons, Blake Griffin is fighting a lone battle as he once again saw his match-high 34 points went in vain.

Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Lakers: W-22, L-19
Detroit Pistons: W-17, L-21

Players to watch out for:

Los Angeles Lakers:
Kyle Kuzma – He made the return in the last game and had an immediate impact as Lakers looked more dangerous inside the paint. The 23-year-old added 13 points in the match. His season average is 18.2 points per game, the 2nd best for Lakers this season.
Brandon Ingram – The 21-year-old stole the show and showed why Lakers are holding on to him. His talent is immense and he is going to be even better considering he is playing alongside LeBron James. The small-forward is 16.5 points per game, but his contribution has gone up by few points in the last 10 games or so, which is an indicator of his good form.

Detroit Pistons:
Blake Griffin– He is Pistons’ best player by some margins. And he is doing everything in his capabilities, scoring points at an average which is good enough to fetch him an NBA MVP award. The 29-year-old is racking up 25.3 points per game this season.
Andre Drummond – Points may not do justice to what he has been doing for his team. But his average of 17.1 points per game is more than decent. However, it’s his job inside the paint which is indispensable. The 25-year-old is accumulating 15.3 rebounds per game which is the highest in NBA this season.

DET vs LAL Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Injured – Lebron James is making progress with his groin injury, but remains out of this game. Rajon Rondo is another player who won’t be playing in this game with a finger injury.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.

Detroit Pistons:
Injured – Three players have been ruled out for Detroit Pistons.
Henry Ellenson (Ankle Injury), Zaza Pachulia (Leg injury) and Ish Smith (Groin Injury) all are carrying knocks and have been ruled out from this match.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.

DET vs LAL Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • Los Angeles Lakers: Josh Hart (F), Brandon Ingram (F), JaVale McGee (C), Lonzo Ball (G), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (G)
  • Detroit Pistons:  Blake Griffin (F), Reggie Bullock (F), Andre Drummond (C), Bruce Brown Jr., (G), Reggie Jackson (G)

From the bench:

  • Los Angeles Lakers: Tyson Chandler, Lance Stephenson, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, Michael Beasley, Ivica Zubac
  • Detroit Pistons: Luke Kennard, Jose Calderon, Stanley Johnson, Jon Leuer, Glen Robinson III, Langston Galloway

DET vs LAL Dream11 Fantasy Team:

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Lakers are at home and have Kyle Kuzma back in their line-up. A won for the Showtime is our call.

NOTE: THIS DET 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.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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