Lakers vs Suns NBA Live: Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns will face each other for the sixth game of the 7-game series. The first 4 games of the series were split among the two teams, however, in Game 5, the Lakers collapsed with Davis out of the lineup and the Suns’ effort was spearheaded by a 30 points outburst by Devin Booker. More about LAL vs PHX Dream11 will be given in the subsequent sections.
Lakers vs Suns NBA Playoffs Game 6: Phoenix has shown that they are capable of blowout wins against a LeBron James-led team. The Lakers were pummelled into submission in Game 5 and it is clear how much they need Davis to be an effective team. Although a lot of experts are criticizing the Lakers, the series is not over yet and LeBron is known to stage masterful comebacks. However, the Lakers will need Anthony in Game 6 which is a must-win situation.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Phoenix Suns
Match Timing: 4 June, @ 08:00 AM
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: 06| 05
Wins: 03| 03
Defeats: 03 | 02
Los Angeles Lakers News:
Status out: No one has been ruled out for the fixture.
Status Questionable: Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are “game-time decisions”.
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 and Ty-Shon Alexander have been ruled out.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
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
LeBron is under the pump in this game but it is unfair to blame the loss of Game 5 on him as his team also whittled under the Suns’ effort. If we look at the history of the Playoffs then LeBron has overcome even tougher situations against arguably tougher opponents (2016 NBA Finals). He lodged 24 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds in Game 5, making him one of the candidates as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Devin can score in multiple ways and his skills allow him to be a match-winner on a consistent basis. This season he has finally found team success at the pro level and in tandem with Paul, he forms one of the most impressive backcourts in the league. He has averaged 26.2 PPG and 5.4 APG so far this series and poured in 30 points in Game 5.
CP-3 has been the difference-maker this year for the Suns as his leadership, playmaking, scoring, and defense have given them a much-needed lift for a young team. However, he has been shut down by terrific Lakers’ defense and his offensive impact has taken a substantial hit but his injury is also coming in his way. In Game 5, he only got 9 points and 6 assists.
Deandre Ayton: PPG: 14.4 RPG: 10.5 BPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.5 PFP: 37
Ayton was phenomenal in the first 4 games of the series and put up 20+ points and 10+ rebounds thrice in a row. So far, he has averaged 17.4 PPG and 12.2 RPG this series.
Dennis Schroeder: PPG: 15.4 APG: 5.8 RPG: 3.5 SPG: 1.1 TPG: 2.7 PFP: 28
Dennis is the key to define the Lakers’ effort at the PG position but he has been unable to leave an impact in the last two games. He scored no points in Game 5 and certainly needs to come up big in this contest
Jae Crowder: PPG: 10.1 RPG: 4.7 PFP: 20
Mikal Bridges: PPG: 13.4 RPG: 4.2 SPG: 1.0 PFP: 23
Cameron Payne had 16 points and 4 rebounds in the Game 5 win.
PG: C Payne
SG: D Booker(SP), T Horton-Tucker
SF: L James(PP), W Matthews
PF: J Crowder
C: A Drummond, D Ayton