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LAL vs TOR Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors

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LAL vs TOR Dream11: NBA has gone through the motions and we have seen a lot of highly charged battles recently. As is the case with most of the season, many teams pick up their games and many fall off during long periods of time. The wheel of fortune takes a ton of twists and turns during all of the season and this can make a turbulent experience as a fanbase. And when it comes to a disappointed fanbase, the mention of the Los Angeles Lakers comes to mind and they will take on the Toronto Raptors here.

Fans have joked about it, critics can’t say harsher words, and even some of the NBA players have taken a chuckle at this franchise known as Los Angeles Lakers. This is the type of season they have had and somehow it keeps worse. A 111-140 loss to the LA Lakers surely makes matters worse and it is clear that the team has not shown any promise.

On the other hand, the Toronto Raptors have shown a lot of promise. They are on a three-game winning streak, winning all of these games away from home. Despite missing Anunoby and even Fred Van Vleet lately, the Raptors have extracted a lot of production from their frontline and they keep on doing a great job on both ends of the floor.

Host: LA Lakers
Visitors: Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: 15 March, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Crypto.com Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Trends and match-ups

Raptors: They have a wonderful unit
What makes the latest victories big has been that finally, the Raptors have been able to go on a winning run without their two-way guard OG Anonoby and thanks to the rise of rookie Scottie Barnes and the wonderful play of Pascal Siakam as well. Barnes has become an 18+ points scorer and has clamped upon a ton of rebounds while playing elite defense. Apart from these two, Gary Trent Jr. has provided elite perimeter defense but his scoring has been a bit up-and-down, and he really will play a vital role in terms of Toronto making a deep run. On the other hand, Precious Achiuwa and Chris Boucher have been two strong bigs off the bench and they have been both scoring inside and notching big-time boards to help sustain a winning effort.

Lakers: How much will they fall?
The Lakers have been troubled and with each month, they have found ways to not improve but only get worse. It has been weeks since the team has won two games in a row and things are looking grim. With Anthony Davis out, the oppositions are feasting on both rebounds and also get a ton of open looks. While LeBron has been pounding 30 points or so regularly and he has been somehow keeping the offense ticking with Westbrook’s game only receding with each month. On the other hand, Malik Monk has been doing a decent job alongside stretch-four Carmelo Anthony but the overall picture looks grim without a specialized big. So, can the Lakers recover their form from here or on? Or will they only tumble more?

Toronto Raptors | LA Lakers
Games: 67| 67
Wins: 37 | 29
Defeats: 30 | 38

LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT For the match and remains without a timetable to return.
  • Anthony Davis will be OUT for at least till mid-March.

Lakers Expected Starting Five

Wing: SF: Stanley Johnson
Middle: C: LeBron James
Guards: SG: Austin Reaves | PG: Malik Monk | PG: Russell Westbrook

BENCH: Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wayne Ellington, Avery Bradley, DJ Augustin, Kent Bazemore, Sekou Doumbouya.

Toronto Raptors Team News

  • OG Anunoby is OUT for the game
  • Malachi Flynn is OUT for the game
  • Fred Van Vleet is QUESTIONABLE for the game

Raptors Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Scottie Barnes
Middle: PF: Pascal Siakam | C: Precious Achiuwa
Guards: SG: Fred VanVleet (QUESTIONABLE) | PG: Gary Trent Jr

BENCH: Chris Boucher, Khem Birch, Svi Mykhailiuk, Delano Banton, Isaac Bonga, Justin Champagnie, Yuta Watanabe.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Pascal Siakam(TOR)
Points: 33
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 07
Steals: 02
Big Forward Pascal has been a huge presence as a scorer, rebounder, playmaker, and also defender. The Forward has largely been in 20-25 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-6 assists range. PF can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-50

LeBron James(LAL)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
LeBron James has been in prime position and has dominated the offensive option, rebounds, and playmaking aspect. The SF has scored 31 points or more in three of the last five games, 7-10 rebounds, and 6-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-65

Scottie Barnes(TOR)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 10
Wing Scottie has done a wonderful job as a rookie and has hit the hottest stretch offensively for around a month and he gives much more than scoring. Scottie has largely been in 15-20 points, 6-8 rebounds, and dishing around 5 assists.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-49

Russell Westbrook(LAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Point Guard Russell has been struggling offensively but he still plays a vital role. Westbrook has usually been in 13-20 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 4-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-34

Malik Monk(LAL)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 04
Steals: 01

Off-guard Monk has done well in his capacity as a scorer and has also given the team more than scoring recently. Monk has mostly been in 13-21 points, 4-6 rebounds, 4-5 assists, and 1-3 steals range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32

Gary Trent Jr.(TOR)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 01
Steals: 02

Gary has been a great two-way presence and he has been doing a great job at the one-guard position. He has mostly been in 15-19 points and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 15-36

LAL vs TOR DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Precious Achiuwa(TOR) had 15 points, 4 rebounds in the last game. Center Precious has mostly been in 11-15 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Rookie guard Austin has been in 10-17 points and 4-6 rebounds range these days.
  • Carmelo Anthony(LAL) had 18 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Forward Carmelo has done well, guiding himself to 13-18 points and 6-8 rebounds range usually..
  • Talen Horton-Tucker(LAL) had 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Guard Talen has scored 8 or more in three of the last five games.
  • Chris Boucher(TOR) had 21 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Center Boucher has been in 4-7 points and 3-7 rebounds range.
  • Thaddeus Young(TOR) had 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in the last contest. Experienced big Forward Young has mostly been in 5-9 points and 3-7 rebounds range.

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

In a bad piece of news for Indian fans who’d like to see LeBron James go at it, this game is not available on the two official streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot. On the other hand, TV channels MTV and VH1 are also not going to display this game. So, if you want to get in on the action, plug into the NBA League Pass, avail the annual subscription and you can enjoy all the live games while also watching the full-game replays afterward. To know the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.

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.