Pacers vs Lakers NBA Live: The Los Angeles Lakers will come into the game after beating the Rockets rallying around 23 points and 10 assists performance by Talen Horton-Tucker. On the other hand, the Indiana Pacers enter the battle after losing to the Bucks despite a 26 points outing by Justin Holiday. More information about IND vs LAL Dream11 will be given here.
Pacers’ season: Indiana has been disappointing considering the depth and talent they have. However, they have managed to sneak in the NBA Play-in tournament. Their defense has been poor all season long and they allow a humungous 115.3 PPG, making them a bottom 5 team in this regard. If Indiana doesn’t step up their defense then they will be crushed in the Play-in tournament. It will be interesting to see how they manage their defensive setup from here on.
Lakers’ season: Los Angeles has been missing LeBron for some time but has somehow managed to remain in contention for the NBA Play-in tournament. With two games remaining, it remains highly likely that they will face the Warriors in the first round which will bring into the picture a very interesting Curry vs LeBron matchup, a mouth-watering prospect indeed. The reigning champions can’t be taken lightly especially if Schroeder, Davis, and LeBron return in full swing, accompanied by a deep bench.
Host: Indiana Pacers
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 15 May @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Streaming: WATCH Pacers vs Lakers NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
Indiana Pacers| Los Angeles Lakers
Games: 70 | 70
Wins: 33 | 40
Defeats: 37| 30
Lakers may end up missing their big-name players again but it doesn’t mean that they don’t have to depth to go against a poor defensive team like the Pacers. The Pacers may end up missing all of their key players, however, the Lakers have capable defenders even in a depleted setup.
Indiana Pacers News:
Status Out: Jeremy Lamb, Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner, Edmond Sumner, and TJ Warren will not play in this game.
Status Questionable: Aaron Holiday, Domantas Sabonis, and Caris LeVert are all “questionable”.
Indian Pacers active roster: Domantas Sabonis, Doug McDermott, Caris LeVert, TJ McConnell, Brian Bowen, Goga Bitadze, Jakarr Sampson, Justin Holiday, Aaron Holiday, Cassius Stanley.
Los Angeles Lakers News:
Status out: Jared Dudley has been ruled out for the fixture
Status Questionable: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dennis Schroeder, and Alex Caruso are all questionable, while Kyle Kuzma is “probable”. All of them are “Game Time Decisions”.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Devontae Cacok, Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris.
Projected Fantasy Points: 35
Kyle will see the ball lot in his hands if both Davis and LeBron don’t play, which is a high possibility. Kuzma has been terrific both as the starter and a bench player and has justified the major contract he signed. He is averaging 15.4 PPG for the last 5 games. He can be considered as a Super-Player option in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
TJ ranks second in terms of SPG among all the players and is a terrific playmaker too. He will see a lot of action in this game since the Pacers may be without their starting guards. He is averaging 14 PPG and 2 SPG for the last 5 games.
Drummond has underwhelmed the Lakers fans but he has been able to lodge strong rebounding games despite a punctured offensive output. It is a matter of time it seems before the veteran Center gets his legs back and provides them a lot of substance. He is averaging 10.6 RPG for the last 5 games.
The SF is a terrific shooter and helps his team to stretch the floor. Doug will be crucial in this game since the Pacers may end up missing their major guns. He is averaging 15.2 PPG for the last 5 games.
Talen Horton Tucker: PPG: 9.0 SPG: 1.0 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 29
Tucker has become a more than commendable guard off the bench and he has been in superb form recently. He is averaging 13.4 PPG and 6.6 APG for the last 5 games.
Justin Holiday: PPG: 10.5 RPG: 3.6 SPG: 1.1 PFP: 26
Holiday is a veteran presence at the SF position and has performed his role well. He is averaging 13.4 PPG and 1.8 SPG for the last 5 games.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: PPG: 9.7 PFP: 25
Pope is one of the best guard defenders but can supplement decent offense too. He is averaging 11.6 PPG, 3.4 APG, 1 SPG, and 1 BPG for the last 5 games.
Oshae Brissett: PPG: 10.2 RPG: 5.3 BPG: 1.1 PFP: 20
PG: T McConnell
SG: K Caldwell-Pope, T Horton-Tucker
SF: K Kuzma
PF: D Sabonis(SP)
C: A Drummond(PP), M Harrell, D McDermott