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| On Jan 19, 2022 7:01 PM IST

LAL vs IND Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Lakers vs Indiana Pacers


LAL vs IND Dream11: NBA midseason is here and well, soon, we can see many moves getting pulled through the trade market. And well, talking about the trade market, there are a lot of teams that can address their lingering issues by engaging in some transactions. Whether it is a disgruntled player, unfeasible contract, or well, for various other reasons, teams are regularly traversing through options to bring some changes. The two teams here in Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers can also be engaged in some transactions.

The Los Angeles Lakers have a 50% win record which is not the expected performance from a LeBron-led team. The team has played some terrible defense and it seems like trading away Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Dennis Schroeder has hurt the inside defense big time. Will the Lakers pull some moves soon? Well, highly likely.

The Indiana Pacers have almost twice as much as losses as wins and when you have such a record during midseason and you are not a rebuilding team, well, these are not the most encouraging signs, are they? The team has now failed to make a mark for two straight seasons and they are unable to win away from home.

Host: LA Lakers
Visitors: Indiana Pacers

Match Timing: 20 January, @ 09:00 AM
Venue: Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Lakers: What direction will the LeBron and co. take?
I have a doubt and I have kept saying it all season long, that LeBron James has ever played for a more uninspiring defensive team before. The Lakers did hold the Jazz to 95 in the last game but the Jazz looked tired in that game and this is nowhere near the norm for the Lakers. LA Lakers will need to put together high-quality defensive possessions now and if they don’t do it soon then there is no doubt that the management will pull off some big moves sooner than later. Offensively, LeBron has been scoring at a high clip, Monk has had a strong scoring season, Westbrook has played under more control but yes, needs to up his shooting percentage while Stanley Johnson, Austin Reaves, Talen Horton-Tucker, Avery Bradley, Dwight Howard fill out the rest of the scoring. However, I have seen Lakers struggle a bit on that end without Carmelo Anthony, who has scooped up 15+ regularly and has actually given some effort on the other end despite not being a stellar defender. Overall, the Lakers are far away from a contender for the title, but hey, there are still 38 games remaining for them(They really need 25+ wins or so from here to show that they have what it takes)

Pacers: Abysmal as it gets
Indiana has been unable to leave an impression this season and it keeps getting worse for them. Despite starting with a core of all-around guard Brogdon, iso-threat Caris LeVert, an all-around big Forward Domantas Sabonis, a high-quality shot-blocker Turner, wing Justin Holiday, young guard Duarte, the Pacers have had no steam at all this season. With Brogdon injured recently, the team has been unable to do much on either end of the floor and often find themselves find by big margins. The bench has been highly inconsistent and the Pacers have lost games after games, right now, on a four-game losing streak and having lost ten of their last eleven games. This means that it will not be a surprise if the management pulls the trigger and blow up this team.

Los Angeles Lakers | Indiana Pacers

Games: 44| 44
Wins: 22| 15
Defeats: 22| 29

LA Lakers vs Indiana Pacers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • Anthony Davis is OUT for the game and will be evaluated soon
  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT For the match and without a timetable to return.
  • LeBron James, Dwight Howard are PROBABLE for the game
  • Carmelo Anthony is QUESTIONABLE for this contest.
  • Sekou Doumbouya is in COVID-19 protocols.

Lakers Expected Starting Five

Wings : SF: LeBron James(PROBABLE)
Middle: C: Dwight Howard(PROBABLE)
Guards: SG: Avery Bradley SG: Malik Monk PG: Russell Westbrook

BENCH: Carmelo Anthony(QUESTIONABLE), Talen Horton-Tucker, Trevor Ariza, Deandre Jordan, Wayne Ellington, Kent Bazemore, Dwight Howard.

Indiana Pacers Team News

  • TJ Warren is OUT and his timetable to come back is not clear.
  • TJ McConnell is listed as OUT and his timetable to return is unclear
  • Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb are QUESTIONABLE for this contest.
  • Myles Turner is OUT and will miss a lot of time

Pacers Expected Starting Five
Middle: PF: Domantas Sabonis
Wing: SF: Justin Holiday SF: Torrey Craig
Guards: SG: Caris LeVert PG: Malcolm Brogdon(QUESTIONABLE)

BENCH, Jeremy Lamb(QUESTIONABLE), Chris Duarte, Oshae Brissett, Lance Stephenson, DeJon Jarreau, Goga Bitadze, Keifer Sykes, Duane Washington Jr.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

LeBron James(LAL)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 07
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

LeBron is playing like he has another four-five high-quality seasons in him and at age 37, his fitness level and game sense still are of a high level. James has been scoring in the 25-35 points range, 7-11 rebounds, and 7-11 assists per game regularly. LBJ is the favorite for the Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-66

Domantas Sabonis(IND)
Points: 19
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 07
Blocks: 02
Sabonis is one of the best all-around big Forwards in the league despite the Pacers struggling during this season. Domantas has been scoring 17-19 points, grabbing 8-15 rebounds, and dishing 5-8 assists per game regularly this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-50

Russell Westbrook(LAL)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 03
Westbrook is not having a triple-double season anymore but hey, the Lakers will be just happy if he keeps the turnovers or shoots a high percentage, and to his credit, the guard has indeed cut down on the turnovers. Westbrook has been struggling on the scoring front so I don’t know what scoring range he will be figuring in but yes 6-8 rebounds and 6-8 assists range is expected.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-39

Caris LeVert(IND)
Points: 26
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 04
Steals: 01
Caris has been doing a great job as the isolation scorer and certainly has a lot of pep in his step. The high-quality scorer has poured in 26 or more in three of the last five games and has grabbed 5-9 rebounds and dishes 4-6 assists a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-48

Malik Monk(LAL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Monk has been a great scorer off the bench for the Lakers and his scoring prowess has enabled the Lakers to at least figure around a 50% win mark. Malik has been scoring in the 14-17 range recently but he scored 20 or more continuously before and I think he is due a big game here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

Chris Duarte(IND)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 03
As a rookie, Chris has had some wonderful scoring nights and has shown the potential to become a player one of his teammate known as Caris LeVert. Duarte has scored 11 or more in three of the last five games while his usual range has been 11-16 this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37

LAL vs IND Dream11 Lineup Balancers

    • Justin Holiday(IND) bagged 18 points, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. The consistent wing has usually scored in the 13-18 points range this season.
    • Talen Horton-Tucker(LAL) bagged 11 points, 1 block in the last game. Horton-Tucker has been having a decent season but yes, his role has decreased a bit. A 9-12 points range can be expected from him.
    • Stanley Johnson(LAL) chipped 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Not the usual production for the athletic Forward but can he string something like this consistently?
    • Oshae Brissett(IND) bagged 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Oshae has usually scored in the 6-9 points and grabbed 3-6 rebounds as the backup Forward.
    • Torrey Craig(IND) had 4 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Craig is a Forward who usually scores in the 4-8 range but can get 15+ points every now and then.
    • Dwight Howard(LAL) bagged 4 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks in the last game. Howard keeps coming in and out of the rotation and the above production has been his usual thing.
    • Lance Stephenson(IND) had 2 points, 5 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Lance has been struggling shooting-wise recently but has dished 5-6 assists per game. Will he get another contract?
    • Avery Bradley(LAL) had 9 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Bradley has been starting at the off-guard for LA Lakers and he usually scores in the 6-9 range.
    • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Austin shows his rookie jitters every now and then but has some 10+ points nights every now and then.
    • Duane Washington Jr., Goga Bitadze(IND) both had 10 or more in the last game but they don’t get consistent minutes.

LAL vs IND Dream11 Team

PG: C LeVert
SG: M Monk, C Duarte
SF: J Holiday
PF: S Johnson, D Sabonis(PP)
C:    D Howard, L James(SP)

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

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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.