OKC vs LAL Dream11: Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder play each other for the second time in two days, as part of a back-to-back home and home series. The Lakers are setting the bar high in the NBA this season as they lead the Western Conference charge and boast the best current record of 12-2 in the league. Thunder, meanwhile, are outside the playoff positions following a 112-107 defeat against the Lakers. The Thunder are (5-9) now and find themselves two games behind the playoff positions.
The win in the last game was 144th for the Lakers in the 250 encounters against the Thunder. But the Thunder hold the big advantage over the Showtime in the recent encounters, and indeed have 14 wins in the last 19 games against the yellow army.
Host: Oklahoma City Thunder
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: November 22, @09:00 AM
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena
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LeBron James: Dropped yet another triple-double for the Lakers this season, scoring 25 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former Cavaliers superstar is now averaging 25 points per game this season and leads the whole NBA with 11.1 assists per game.
Anthony Davis: His inclusion on the Laker’ roster has made the Showtime a genuine force in NBA this season. The former New Orleans Pelicans superstar has been superb since arriving in Los Angeles and leads the team with 25.2 points per game and also in rebounds (9.0 per game), steals (1.4 per game) and blocks (3.1 per game).
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Not at his best in the last few games, but we should not forget that he is just 21 and still trying to learn his trade at the very highest level of this sport. He is averaging the team-high 19.4 points per game.
Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul: The former is consistent in his contribution to the team’s cause, whole Paul is a world-renowned player, a future Hall of Famer.
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Thunder will go into this game with no fresh injury concerns from the last game. That means Andre Roberson and Hamidou Diallo (both with a knee injury) are the only players on Thunder’s injury list.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Danilo Gallinari, Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Chris Paul, Dennis Schroder, Steven Adams, Darius Bazley, Hamidou Diallo (questionable), Terrance Ferguson, Mike Muscala, Nerlend Noel, Justin Patton
Los Angeles Lakers team news:
Lakers face a few other issues ahead of this game. None more concerning than Anthony David’s shoulder. The 26-year-old has already missed one game due to the same issue, but he himself revealed that his shoulder is fine.
Kyle Kuzma was taken off the court during Lakers’ 112-107 win over Thunderbdue due to a right eye abrasion. He is listed as questionable ahead of this match. Alex Caruso is also a doubt having picked up a right calf injury in the last game.
Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGee, Jared Dudley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Troy Daniels
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Oklahoma City Thunder:
PF: Terrance Ferguson
SF: Danilo Gallinari
C: Steven Adams
PG: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
SG: Chris Paul
Los Angeles Lakers:
PF: Anthony Davis
SF: LeBron James
C: JaVale McGee
PG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SG: Danny Green
Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel, Darius Bazley, Deonte Burton, Abdel Nader
Los Angeles Lakers: Rajon Rondo, Alex Caruso, Dwight Howard, Quinn Cook, Kyle Kuzma
Los Angeles Lakers will go into this game as the favorites.