Lakers vs Suns NBA Live: Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns will meet for the third game of the 7-game series. The Suns beat the Lakers in Game 1 but the Lakers’ defense and offense gave them a win in Game 2. The intense series’ Game 3 will take place at Staples Center, home court of LAL. More details about LAL vs PHX Dream11 will be given here.
Lakers vs Suns NBA Playoffs Game 3: The series has lived up to its hype so far and it is difficult to tell which squad is stronger. If LeBron, Davis, and Schroeder put on performances like Game 2 and Chris Paul struggles from the field then the road is indeed tougher for the Suns than the Lakers. This series may shift its shape yet again as the Suns will be hungry to win away from home.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 28 May, @ 07:30
Venue: Staples Center
Streaming: WATCH Lakers vs Suns NBA Live on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
Los Angeles Lakers| Phoenix Suns
Games: 03| 02
Wins: 02| 01
Defeats: 01 | 01
Los Angeles Lakers News:
Status out: No one has been ruled out for the fixture.
Status Questionable: Nothing to report so far.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: LeBron James, Dennis Schroeder, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jared Dudley, Alex Caruso, Marc Gasol, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris, Devontae Cacok.
Phoenix Suns News:
Status out: Abdul Nader has been ruled out.
Status Questionable: Chris Paul is “probable” and “Game Time Decision”.
Phoenix Suns active roster: Chris Paul, Jae Crowder, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Deandre Ayton, Dario Saric, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Frank Kaminsky, Torrey Craig, E’twuan Moore, Damian Jones, Langston Galloway, Ty-Shon Alexander, Jevon Carter, and Jalen Smith.
*Stats from Regular Season*
Projected Fantasy Points: 46
The Lakers have looked more imposing since the King has returned and it is scary that he has performed at this level playing through a severe injury. The Suns will need a plan to control him and hope Crowder or Bridges are able to out brakes on him. He lodged 23 points, 9 assists, and 4 rebounds in Game 2 triumph and can be picked as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario
Davis can impose his will on both ends of the floor and his effortless style makes it hard for the opponents to contain him. After a so-so game in the first match, Davis showed how he can be the one leading the Lakers’ reply, posting 34 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 blocks. If Davis continues to play like this then the Suns might have to pack their bags out of the Playoffs.
Booker is the major part of the Suns’ offense and they need his scoring skills to be competitive. This is his first trip to the Playoffs but he has not shown any nerves so far, crossing the 30 points threshold in both the games so far. In Game 2, he was able to get many trips to Free Throw Line(17/17), scoring 31 points.
CP-3 is the primary playmaker for the Suns and helps Booker out in the clutch time. However, he has looked in poor form because of his shoulder injury and has not even scored 10 points so far in the series. Paul only had 6 points and 5 assists in Game 2.
Deandre Ayton: PPG: 14.4 RPG: 10.5 BPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 34
Deandre is a “throwback big man” as he can score inside, rebound at a high clip, and defend the paint. He has been impressive in both the games and in Game 2, he notched 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Dennis Schroeder: PPG: 15.4 APG: 5.8 RPG: 3.5 SPG: 1.1 TPG: 2.7 PFP: 28
Schroeder is the defining factor for the Lakers and if he performs well then the Suns will be in a lot of trouble. He was on fire in Game 2, collecting 24 points.
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 4.2 SPG: 1.0 PFP: 23
Mikal is an integral part of the defensive and offensive schemes of his squad. However, in the first two games, he has only shot 33% and has averaged 8 PPG, way down from his season average.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: PPG: 9.7 PFP: 16
Jae Crowder: PPG: 10.1 RPG: 4.7 PFP: 20
PG: C Payne
SG: K Caldwell-Pope, D Booker(PP)
SF: L James(SP)
PF: J Crowder
C: A Drummond, M Gasol, D Ayton