LAL vs CLE Dream11: Los Angeles Lakers prepare for a home clash against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on Tuesday morning. For the first time this season, the Lakers played a game without both Anthony Davis and LeBron James and won, beating the in-form Oklahoma City Thunder 110-125 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Lakers extended their winning run to 8 games as a result and maintained their stronghold over the Western Conference with 32-7 record.
Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, are still only a shadow of their past, of the team that won the championships back in 2016 when the King used to play for the team. Since then, especially since LeBron left the franchise in 2018, the Cavs have been on the downfall, still struggling to be relevant in the playoff race. As things stand in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are 13th on the table, six games behind Orlandi Magic who are 8th on the table.
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
Total Games: 114
Los Angeles Lakers: 63
Cleveland Cavaliers: 51
Los Angeles Lakers will play host to Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center in the NBA. The match will start at 09:00 AM (IST), January 14, Tuesday morning.
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Los Angeles Lakers Team news:
Status out: DeMarcus Cousins is definitely out of this game due to a knee injury. He is yet to play for the Lakers this season.
Status Questionable: The good news for the Lakers is that LeBron James, who missed the game against the Thunder due to an illness, has been upgraded to questionable for this game. Anthony Davis is also considered as doubtful due to a back issue, while Rajon Rondo is another player whose involvement in this game is also under a cloud of doubt.
Danny Green missed the last game due to some undisclosed reasons, so remains questionable.
Expected Los Angeles Lakers squad to face Cavaliers: LeBron James (Questionable), Anthony Davis (Questionable), JaVale McGee, Jared Dudley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green (Questionable), Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels, Avery Bradley
Cleveland Cavaliers Team news:
Status out: The Cavaliers are without Dante Exum (illness), Larry Nance Jr. (knee injury), Kevin Porter Jr. (knee injury) and Dyland Windler (shin injury) for the game against the Lakers.
Cleveland Cavaliers' expected squad to face the Lakers: Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic, Darius Garland, Brandon Knight, Cedi Osman, Collin Sexton, Alfonzo McKinnie
LAL vs CLE starting five:
Los Angeles Lakers:
PF: LeBron James / Kyle Kuzma
SF: Anthony Davis / Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
C: JaVale McGee
PG: Danny Green
SG: Avery Bradley
PF: Kevon Love
SF: Cedi Osman
C: Tristan Thompson
PG: Darius Garland
SG: Collin Sexton
Los Angeles Lakers: Dwight Howard, Quinn Cook, Alex Caruso, Jared Dudley, Troy Daniels
Cleveland Cavaliers: Alfonzo McKinnie, Brandon Knight, Ante Zizic, Matthew Dellavedova
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