LAL vs SAC Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings
Match Timing: December 31, 2018, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Staples Center
LAL vs SAC DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Lakers will be looking to snap their two-game losing streak when they host Sacramento Kings in the NBA match at Staples Center, in Los Angeles, on Monday morning (IST).
Los Angeles Lakers:
LeBron James’ importance to the Los Angeles Lakers was quite evident in the last two matches. Lakers faced city rivals Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings in the last two games without James being in the roster and ended up losing both the games.
Those two games came after an incredible win over Golden State Warriors which caused a groin injury to the former Cleveland Cavaliers star. The picture is clear for the Showtime that they can’t just hope to achieve big things without LeBron James.
Their next match is against the very same team which beat them in some surreal circumstances. Well, the buzzer-beater three-pointer still feels like an esoteric phenomenon, especially when it comes against a big team.
Lakers slipped down to sixth in the Western Conference table after Houston Rockets’ gigantic rise continues, while Clippers also moved a game above them, and are now fourth in the table.
Bogdan Bogdanovic was asked after the incredible 117-116 win over Los Angles Lakers whether the match against the Showtime was of ultra importance even before the competition reaches the halfway stage.
The 26-year-old Serbian was in his locker room and was still sweating, and replied that “Yeah, it was a must-win game.” Because a win against a big franchise can propel the team and Kings may now start believing that they are playoff material. With the win they moved to 8th in the Western Conference.
However, the reult could have been entirely different had Lebron James was in the Lakers’ squad. the four-time NBA MVP missed the match with a groin injury he suffered against Golden State Warriros.
Regular Season Record-
Los Angeles Lakers: W-16, L-18
Sacramento Kings: W-20, L-15
Players to watch out for:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Kyle Kuzma – The young superstar will be the focal point in the offensive area for Lakers as LeBron James is out injured. The 23-year-old may not be scoring as some of the young superstars this season, but he remains an integral part of the Lakers roster. At 23, he is still a work in progress. He is dropping 18.1 points per game, while his average in the last 1o games is 21.1 points per game.
Brandon Ingram – Lakers’ bad phase coincided with his injury and rounded off to some extent when the came back. The 21-year-old is a star for the future but he is still racking up good numbers.
Buddy Hield – He has taken his game to another level in the last 10 games or so. The 26-year-old has scored some big numbers in that period with his season-high 37 points coming against Oklahoma City Thunder just a few days ago. He is in very good form and can be the difference in this game.
De’Aaron Fox – Still just 21, he is Kings’ superstar in the making. For his age, his numbers are pretty good, 18.1 points per game to be precise. The 2017 NBA 1st round pick is an indispensable part of Sacramento Kings’ roster.
LAL vs SAC DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Injured – JaVale McGee will be missing the match with an illness while Michael Beasley has been ruled out with a knee injury.
Questionable – The good news for Lakers is that LeBron James has been upgraded to questionable for this match. While Rajon Rondo, who missed the last match with a finger injury, will be assessed as well ahead of this match.
Suspended – None
Injured – The visitors will be without power forward Marvin Bagley III who is suffering from a knee injury. Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
LAL vs SAC Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
LAL vs SAC DREAM11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
We are backing Sacramento Kings to win this match.
NOTE: THIS LAL vs SAC DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.