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PHX vs LAL Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Phoenix Suns vs LA Lakers

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PHX vs LAL Dream11: The NBA is an exciting league and with its expanded fanbase, we have seen the league reach the various parts of the international audience, and recently its expansion in the Indian subcontinent has been praiseworthy. And as the Playoffs are nearing, the intensity knob will be turned on as the race to the Playoffs is reaching the peak level. So, basically, this is an exciting period for the fans who tune into the league on a daily basis. And with that let us tune in to the game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Suns have been the best team in the league and they have done a wonderful job of piling up wins. However, the winning trail has been disturbed a little with the absence of Chris Paul, however, they have set such a high standard that even a slight failing can appear huge in their context. Let us see what Booker and co. from here on with Paul may be out for one more month or so.

On the other hand, the Lakers have been an embarrassing season overall. They patched up LeBron, Davis, and Westbrook but the experiment has fallen off for sure. Davis has been injured for the most part and one thing is for sure, the Lakers fans are scratching their heads at this point. However, that hasn’t stopped LeBron from picking up his game and he looks determined.

Host: Phoenix Suns
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 14 March, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: FootPrint Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Suns: Picking the league apart
The Suns lost to the Raptors 112:117 in the last game where Cameron Payne put up 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while dishing 4 assists. However, that wasn’t enough as Devin Booker put up 22 as well. Actually, it was a balanced scoring effort but in the end, the Raptors looked more inspired to win the game. Without Chris Paul, the Suns have had some trouble in terms of closing out games and his role as a floor general has been huge. The bench balance has also been disturbed without Cameron Johnson and it is clear, that the Suns team is facing more challenges as of now. However, with Booker, Payne, Bridges, Crowder, and Ayton, the main five are stacked. The schedule from the fourth week of March will get trickier so the team can see some losses but overall, they’re ain in a prime position to finish at the top.

Lakers: Getting picked apart
The Lakers did beat the Wizards 122:109 which has been one of their best outcomes in recent memory. LeBron James dipped in 50 points and this was his second 50+ points performance this month so you can see that the major load is resting upon him and without Anthony Davis, the team’s size and frontline is compromised. Malik Monk looped up 21 points and he has once again hit a sweet spot on offense this season. However, Westbrook followed his 30 points performance with just 5 points. Austin Reaves has also done well recently while Carmelo continues to be a formidable stretch-four. The trouble with the Lakers is that they lack size upfront and with Davis out, they have been at times getting massively outrebounded, so yes, this lack of rebounding, defense, and hustle has hurt them big-time.

Los Angeles Lakers | Phoenix Suns
Games: 66| 67
Wins: 29 | 53
Defeats: 37 | 14

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

  • Dario Saric remains OUT for an indefinite period.
  • Frank Kaminsky is OUT and still has no timetable for a comeback.
  • Chris Paul has been ruled OUT till late March at least.
  • Cameron Johnson is OUT for the game.

Suns Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Jae Crowder | SF: Mikal Bridges
Middle: C: Deandre Ayton
Guard: SG: Devin Booker| PG: Cameron Payne

BENCH: Elfrid Payton, Landry Shamet, Bismack Biyombo, Torrey Craig, Javale McGee, Aaron Holiday, Ismail Wainright.

Los Angeles Lakers Team News

  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT For the match and remains without a timetable to return.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • LeBron James is QUESTIONABLE for the game
  • Anthony Davis will be OUT for at least till mid-March.
  • Kendrick Nunn is OUT for the game

Lakers Expected Starting Five

Wings: SF: LeBron James (QUESTIONABLE)
Middle: C: Dwight Howard
Guards: SG: Austin Reaves | SG: Malik Monk | PG: Russell Westbrook

BENCH: Trevor Ariza, Talen Horton-Tucker(QUESTIONABLE), Wayne Ellington, DJ Augustin, Kent Bazemore, Sekou Doumbouya.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

*Last game stats*

LeBron James(LAL)
Points: 50
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
James has been breathing fire these days and teams continue to have no answer for the Forward on a nightly basis as he keeps on filling the stat-sheet. The Forward has mostly been in 25+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ assists range. He can be chosen as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-42

Devin Booker(PHX)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Guard Booker has done well without Paul and he has picked up his playmaking in recent times while being an isolation threat. Devin has mostly been in 22 or more points while dishing 5+ assists a game largely.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 38-60

Malik Monk(LAL)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 04
Monk has been doing a terrific job at the off-guard position and he has been doing a great job in terms of racking up points. Malik has mostly been in
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-42

Deandre Ayton(PHX)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Big Ayton has done a great job of finishing inside, grabbing rebounds, and has also played incredible defense. He has mostly been in 16-21 points and 7-11 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-36

Cameron Payne(PHX)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Steals: 02

Guard Payne has been scintillating in his Point Guard role and has done a great job in terms of scoring and playmaking. The Guard has been in 20+ points and 4-10 assists range
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-29

Russell Westbrook(LAL)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 09
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01

One-guard Russell has done a great job as a playmaker, rebounder, and scorer, but he has been off his game more often than not. Westbrook has mostly been in 15+ points, 5+ rebounds, and 6+ assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

PHX vs LAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Austin Reaves(LAL) had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. Rookie guard has picked up his game and has been in 10-17 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 1-3 steals/blocks range.
  • Mikal Bridges(PHX) had 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block in the last game. Scintillating wing Mikal has mostly been in 14-21 points and 6-9 rebounds range.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker(LAL) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Point Guard Talen has mostly been in 5-8 points. He is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
  • Jae Crowder(PHX) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists2 steals in the last game. Big Forward Jae has been in 11-14 points and 5-7 rebounds range.
  • JaVale McGee(PHX) had 3 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks in the last game. Center JaVale has mostly been in 3-6 points and 3-8 rebounds range.
  • Carmelo Anthony(LAL) had 7 points, 3 rebounds, in the last game. Big Forward Carmelo has been in the 13-17 points and 6-8 rebounds range.
  • Stanley Johnson(LAL) had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals in the last contest. Center Chris’ production is way down compared to last season and he has mostly been in 5-8 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
  • DJ Augustin(LAL) had 1 rebound, 1 block in the last contest. The Guard has usually been around 6 points.
  • Aaron Holiday(PHX) had 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game. Pretty much the usual production from the guard.
  • Landry Shamet(PHX) had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Shamet has been in the 8-13 points range lately.

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna watch Ayton taking it inside and dominating the paint or Monk showing his hope and well, if LeBron plays, who would wanna miss the action? In a piece of great news, the two official NBA streaming services for Indian viewers in Voot and JIO TV are going to showcase this game. What if you want to catch the rest of the action? Well, purchase the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass and forget waiting for those services to telecast these games. To know the score, 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.