MIA vs LAL Dream11: Miami Heat face one of the toughest challenges yet as the mighty Los Angeles Lakers hit the town for a regular-season matchup at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida. The Heat have been one of the biggest surprise packages of the season, while the Lakers are rolling over teams, winning games, and racking up streaks, as expected.
Form and recent results:
The Heat beat Atlanta Hawks 132-121 for their third consecutive win and improved their season record to 18-6. With the new-look roster this season, they were the team in transition, but it has been a swift one, and now they look like a real deal in the Eastern Conference. They are second and one of only two teams with a 100% home record, with the other team being Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat are 11-0 in home games.
The Lakers, on the other hand, boast a very good return on the road, 12-1 to be precise. One team will surely have its respective home and away record get affected, in a positive and negative way. But at the moment, a defeat for the Lakers look a far-fetched idea. The Showtime have lost only three games this season, with the last coming against Dallas Mavericks, and now they are on a five-game winning run.
Fantasy Basketball – Head-to-head:
Total Games: 63
Miami Heat: 27
Los Angeles Lakers: 36
Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: December 14, @05:30 AM
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena
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Anthony Davis: Lakers' big man is certainly a player of the highest calibre. There is no limit to his ceiling, and he is more than capable of winning games on his own. A super dominating player, both inside and outside the pain.
Points Per Game: 27.2
Rebounds Per Game: 9.2
Assists Per Game: 3.4
Steals Per Game: 1.5
Blocks Per Game: 2.6
Jimmy Butler: It is his inclusion on the roster which makes the Heat the power they are now on the Eastern Conference. The former Minnesota Timberwolves star is leading eh team with points, assists, and steals.
Points Per Game: 20.6
Rebounds Per Game: 10.5
Assists Per Game: 7.0
Steals Per Game: 2.1
Blocks Per Game: 0.8
Lebron James: The four-time NBA MVP is a once-in-a-generation kind of players. Though he has nothing to prove, he looks as hungry as he was a decade ago.
Points Per Game: 25.8
Rebounds Per Game: 7.0
Assists Per Game: 10.8
Steals Per Game: 1.3
Blocks Per Game: 0.5
Heat are more of a team and that's why more player on their roster average in the double-digits. The likes of Kendrick Nunn, Goran Dragic, and Bam Adebayo should be in your team.
Miami Heat Team News:
Status out: Goran Dragic won't feature against the Lakers due to a groin injury. Dion Waiters (illness) and Justise Winslow (back injury) won't play either against the Lakers.
Status questionable: James Johnson was held out of the game against the Hawks due to an illness and is a doubt for this match.
Miami Heat squad: Jimmy Butler, Meyers Leonard, Bam Adebayo, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk, Udonis Haslem, Justise Winslow, Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn, Tyler Herro, Chris Silva
Los Angeles Lakers Team news:
Status out: No fresh injury concerns for the Lakers from the last game, that means, the Boogieman, DeMarcus Cousins is the only injury absentee at the moment.
Status questionable: None.
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, Avery Bradley
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PF: Jimmy Butler
SF: Bam Adebayo
C: Meyers Leonard
PG: Duncan Robinson
SG: Kendrick Nunn
Los Angeles Lakers:
PF: LeBron James
SF: Anthony Davis
C: JaVale McGee
PG: Danny Green
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Miami Heat: Derrick Jones Jr., Tyler Herro, Kelly Olynyk, Chris Silva, Daryl Macon, Kezie Okpala
Los Angeles Lakers: Alex Caruso, Jared Dudley, Dwight Howard, Avery Bradley, Troy Daniels
MIA vs LAL Dream11 teams:
MIA vs LAL Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
Los Angeles Lakers will start the game as favourites.