PHX vs LAL Dream11: High-flying dunks, tough rebounding, sharpshooting, defense, team play, a lot is involved in the making of the good ol’ NBA game.
The Western Conference has seen a lot of action as usual and the Phoenix Suns keep on throwing curveballs, while the Memphis Grizzlies have been kicking the door too. Anyway, here, we will see the Phoenix Suns will take on the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Suns have been getting it done despite a two-game losing streak, including bizarre losses to short-handed Grizzlies and bottom-feeders Thunder, they will be viewed as the title favourites. On the other hand, the Lakers began as the title favorites but at this point, even making it to the Postseason looks tough and the team will be without LeBron James.
Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 6 April, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: FootPrint Center
LeBron James will not be playing here and without him, the Lakers will be at a huge disadvantage. For the Suns, the wing position belongs to Mikal Bridges who is having a scintillating season, an area where the team is sure to extract a lot of advantage. Another position where the team can have a strong advantage is the Center position with Deandre Ayton taking on the Lakers’ Dwight Howard.
At the guard position, the backcourt of Chris Paul and Devin Booker has been decimating teams and although Westbrook has been playing brilliantly, he alone can’t fend them off, and while Monk has been terrific, he will not be enough to outscore the two more times than not. The Guard position has been rather vulnerable on defense for the Lakers.
Jae Crowder and Cameron Johnson further add to the Forward position for the Suns but the big Forward position is the only position where the Lakers seem to have a decisive advantage, although his status is questionable here. Carmelo Anthony will have to come up with a big night to match-up here. Overall, the Suns hold the most cards here and have the Lakers outmatched in most areas on both ends.
Los Angeles Lakers (11th in West) | Phoenix Suns (1st in West)
Games: 78| 78
Wins: 31 | 62
Defeats: 47 | 16
Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guard: SG: Devin Booker| PG: Chris Paul
BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Landry Shamet, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Javale McGee, Aaron Holiday, Ismail Wainright.
Los Angeles Lakers Team News
Lakers Expected Starting Five
Middle: C: Dwight Howard | PF: Anthony Davis
Guards: SG: Avery Bradley | SG: Malik Monk | PG: Russell Westbrook
BENCH: Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker, Wayne Ellington, DJ Augustin, Kent Bazemore, Wenyen Gabriel, Austin Reaves, Sekou Doumbouya.
Guard Booker was rested for the last few games. He has mostly been in 26-33 points while dishing 3+ assists a game largely. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-60
Big Forward Anthony continues to lay out a huge impact on scoring, rebounding, and defensive end. He has mostly been in 25+ points, 8+ rebounds, and 1+ steal/block range. He is QUESTIONABLE here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-54
Ayton has gotten it done as a Center who can grab big-time boards, inside scoring, and defense. He has mostly been in 15-22 points, 9-14 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36
Paul has been balling out and leading the league in assists. He has mostly been in 14-19 points and 9-15 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
Point Guard Russell has been playing at a high level these days and has been an all-around threat. He has mostly been in 20-27 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 6-9 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-53
Monk will have to step up his game with LeBron out again as the Lakers need a boost on the offensive end. He has mostly been in 12+ points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-30
(if Anthony Davis is playing)
PG: C Paul(PP)
SG: M Monk
SF: M Bridges, C Johnson
PF: J Crowder, C Anthony
C: A Davis(SP), D Ayton
(if Anthony Davis isn’t playing)
PG: C Paul, R Westbrook(PP)
SG: M Monk, D Booker(SP)
SF: M Bridges, C Johnson
PF: J Crowder
C: D Howard
Isn’t it fun to watch Devin Booker and Chris Paul going at it or Russell Westbrook getting up for some beautiful drives? In not the best piece of news, the two designated NBA streaming services for Indian viewers in Voot and JIO TV will not stream this game. So, how can you watch this game and get other games? Just buy the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass and forget waiting for those services to telecast these games. To learn the scores, stats, and news, visit the official website of the NBA.