LAL vs OKC Dream11: Oklahoma City Thunder will hope to come good on the second night in La La Land when they play Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. This game comes less than 24 hours after Thunder’s tough 90-88 defeat against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Billy Donovan and his whole troop must be scratching their heads after the game as it would have been a highlight win on the road for his team. The reason being the Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard, and also without first-choice guard Landry Shamet. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had an off-day, while Danilo Gallinari and Dennis Schrider were not at their usual level.
With the defeat, Thunder’s record for the season now stands at 5-8 after 13 games. Even after the departure of Russell Westbrook and Paul George, more is expected from Thunder’s roster which certainly is more talented than their current position on the table.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder
Match Timing: November 18, @07:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center
LeBron James: The King is playing the season as he has been right throughout his career, and it throws in the old adage that the age is just a psychological barrier for the weak souls. But LeBron is not an ordinary player and is at the stage of his career, where he doesn’t need the numbers to define his legacy.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: The only player on Thunder’s team this season to average in the 20s. He is young and will only get better if continues to play as he has been this season.
Anthony Davis: What makes the Lakers an odds-on favorite for the title this season is the addition of Anthony Davis to Lakers’ roster. The former New Orleans Pelicans superstar is a monster of a player who is hitting his prime and has outscored his great teammate so far this season.
Los Angeles Lakers:
Avery Bradley will not be returning to the squad this month. He is recovering from a leg injury. Another notable absentee from the Lakers’ roster these days is DeMarcus Cousins.
Los Angeles Lakers squad: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Jared Dudley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels
Oklahoma City Thunder team news:
Oklahoma City Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Steven Adams, Darius Bazley, Hamidou Diallo (questionable), Terrance Ferguson, Mike Muscala, Nerlend Noel, Justin Patton
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Los Angeles Lakers:
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
C: JaVale McGee
PG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SG: Danny Green
Oklahoma City Thunder:
PF: Terrance Ferguson
SF: Danilo Gallinari
C: Steven Adams
PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG: Chris Paul
Los Angeles Lakers: Alex Caruso, Kyle Kuzma, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Quinn Cook, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel, Darius Bazley, Deonte Burton, Abdel Nader
No disrespect to the Thunder, but the Lakers are just too good at this moment for most teams. Thunder’s chances in this game depend on how the Lakers turn up for this particular game.
We are not thinking about anything other than a win for the Lakers.